I WANT MY MVP?
Ok, so Jeter is rich, handsome, dates hot brunettes, has enough World Series Championship rings for every finger on his right hand, Gold Gloves, Silver Sluggers and countless awards in just about everything.
Now, if you asked Jeter about what is missing from his trophy case he would probably say another WS ring because it is all about the championships; or so he says.
See, Jeter has never won the AL MVP Award; and even though I do believe in a team first attitude, anyone with a half-a-brain who could achieve that kind of personal accomplishment would strive for it.
Now, a lot of people feel that Jeter got swindled in the 2006 MVP voting, as he came in second behind Minnesota Twins Justin Morneau. After looking at both players’ 2006 stats, I have to disagree on this one.
I do think Jeter got robbed of the award in 2009 when he finished third behind teammate Mark Teixeira and the winner, who ironically was another Twin, Joe Mauer.
Winning an MVP would be the icing on the cake for the Yankees Captain, but the odds are stacked against him.
Jeter is 37-years of age, which is not the same as 30 or 31 but it is not the death sentence that the media has deemed it to be either.
I mean how long has it been since one of the ESPN or Sports Illustrated guys didn’t refer to Jeter as too old, or overrated?
Too long as I read a featured story, by SI’s John Weisman, on the subject dating back to 2006.
Look, I am not saying that Jeter is perfect because he is not but he has won five WS and was MVP in one as well for a reason.
Still, even though the 2012 season is not even three weeks old, it is always fun to predict a long shot out of the gate and that is why I think Jeter could very well win his first MVP this year.
How? I compared his batting stats from the first nine-games he played in 2009 and in 2012.
I know this is farfetched and very premature but that doesn’t change the fact that the captain is on pace to have that type of year; even though it has only been nine-games.
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