The First Annual Walkoff Walk Dot Com Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence: National League MVP

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With the postseason stuck in that lull between the Division Series and the League Championship Series, we here at Walkoff Walk thought it would be a good time to assault our readers' eyes and brains with some award posts. We proudly present The First Annual Walkoff Walk Dot Com Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Field of Excellence sponsored in part by nobody because we don't get paid a damn thing to do this website. It's a labor of love.

We've split up our choices into two sections, one for each of us. We've spent minutes and minutes research stats and whatnot to make these important decisions. Please consider our opinions and then feel free to express your own in the comment section.

First up, the National League Most Valuable Player:

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1. Albert Pujols
2. Lance Berkman
3. Chase Utley

Bert OPS'd at 1.100. Bert came within a hairs breadth of having two BBs for every K. Bert hit 37 HR which would have led the AL. BERT'S SEASON WAS IN JEOPARDY IN CAMP BECAUSE OF AN ELBOW PROBLEM.

Berkman and Utley both had stellar first halves that were so big they made their second halves pale in comparison. Still great #s across the board.




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Rob Iracane:

1. Albert Pujols
2. Lance Berkman
3. Chipper Jones

If any BBWAA voter doesn't have Pujols atop their ballots, they should be kicked out of the club. Wait, nevermind, I don't really care about for whom the writers vote. I could go off on a rant here, but instead let me focus my energy towards Mr. Pujols. He outslugged everyone else in the league by 60 points. He nearly matched Jones' on base percentage while amassing over 100 more plate appearances. He walked almost twice as much as he struck out. He played first base better than anyone else in the National League. Not only did he outperform everyone else in the league, he even set a career high in OPS+ with 190. If I had a ballot, I'd write Pujols' name down on every single line.

Berkman was probably the best hitter in the NL up until mid-June but faded towards the end of the season just as his mediocre team was staging a miraculous hot streak. Chipper flirted with hitting .400 but came up short; still, he won the batting title and bagged at least a dozen ten-point bucks and a handful of wild hogs.

Honorable mention goes to Hanley Ramirez who is easily the best middle infielder in the majors, and even figured out how to use his glove this year. Only 22 errors, Ma!


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12 Comments

Chipper is the MVP of my heart.

Bo-ring. Can we have a commenter MVP award ceremony? I nominate Grunter.

I have always suspected that Rob and CTC are the same person with multiple personalities but now I am starting to wonder if they are two different people with the same personality. Hmmmm

@UTFLW
I have been gunning for MHCOY (most homerish commenter of the year) all year. I had a good fist half but I think KWSN passed me at the end of the year.

Pujols is shoe-in. Mark it.
BUT if the voters feel like f-ing Jose over, please give it to Chutley.

The voters will probably give it to Ryan Howard. Discuss.

Farthammer:
only if it's drizzled with caramel and topped with whipped cream.

I had a good fist half

Sounds like it's gonna be a filthy wedding night in Minnesoter.

Phillas, have you seen Howard's commercials lately? He is most certainly topped with whipped cream these days.

If they don't like a good fisting they are not marriage material.

FIRST THINGS OFF ROB IS A PUNK
SECONDISH THANK YOU CAMPTIGGERPAW FOR MAKING ME YOUR WINNER. 3 IS BETTER THAN 1 RIGHT? THOUGHT SO
ALSO MA_T_T YOUR PHONE CALLS ARE ANNOYING I WONT SIGN ANYMOAR JERSEYS FOR YOU THE LAST ONE WASN'T EVEN MINE IT WAS A CHRIS CHANDLER FALCONS JERSEY
FINALLY I THINK ME AN THIS BCTWINS GUY SHOULD HANG OUT WE HAVE SIMILAR INTERESTS IT SEEMS

-POST NOTE KWSN IS A TOTAL HOMER EVEN I KNOW THAT AND I DONT KNOW MUCH I AM JUS A COUNTRY BOY

OH MY IT SEEMS I HAVE IT CONFUSED AND ROB ACTUALLY VOTED FOR ME SORRY I TAKE BACK MY INSULT AND GIVE IT INSTEAD TO THE ANIMAL GUY

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