Originally Posted by bigsmooth696969
Look a little closer and you will see I didn't make the poll smarty pants! Ludwick more valuable to the Cards than Pujols? LMFAO!!!!! You obviously don't understand baseball if you think that! Hmmmm, who would you rather pitch to in a tie game needing a hit to win? I bet no team in baseball pitches to Pujols because he is better! Better clutch hitter, higer average, more consistant, better leader, he is irreplacable! Where were the Brewers before CC? Yeah, 8 games out. CC goes 8-2 with an ERA in the low 2's and 4 CG's and they are tied for the Wild Card. I bet Braun isn't even top 5 when the vote comes out. Hell, I'll say it right now, Pujols will have ATLEAST 60% of the 1st place votes if not 70%. Manny only has 50 or so games in the NL. He isn't going to win although I think he and CC are both deserving. So its between Pujols, Delgado, Wright, Howard, and maybe Utley or someone else. Pujols wins going away.
So Mac, what is your source on this Cantu/Ramirez Florida press story? I looked all over Florida newspaper websites and found nothing. Also, I didn't make this poll but if you look at Delgado's numbers, he and Wright are both deserving to be in this discussion. If you noticed in my earlier posts, I am the one who said Wright should be included.
As far as the Hanley/Cantu thing I honestly can't remember where i saw it, I have a lot of down time at work so I'm constantly on the net. It may have been on Yahoo, but I can't be sure, I will try to find it.
As far as Delgado/Wright, I wasn't calling you out on that, I was calling out the person who made the poll.
@NebraskaMMAfan-No way Ludwick is more valuable than Pujols, that's why you can't just pick based on stats. Ludwick had a tremendous year, don't get me wrong, but he was very streaky and up and down. He would get hot then go into a slump. Pujols was consitent all the way through, plus Pujols is the big reason Ludwick did so well. When Ludwick batted 2nd he would get a steady diet of fast balls because Pujols was coming up next, when he batted 4th, they would pitch around Pujols and forced to pitch to Ludwick.
Pujols made a very mediocre team play over .500 ball. Pujols is the only guy that was in the NL for the whole season that opposing managers worry about every time he's at the plate.