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Of course Jacoby was robbed. And…?

The internet seems SURPRISED that Jacoby Ellsbury didn’t win MVP.

Really internet? Really? Don’t you get that NOTHING IS WORKING FOR US RIGHT NOW? Nothing!

I mean, you could say I was SURPRISED at September Soxsplosion.

That was surprising, right?

Oh! And when Terry Francona left. That was surprising.

When Theo left… that was… um… startling.

Oh! And Curt Young left.

That was… um…

And the other people… they were…

And Jonathan Papel—

Nothing surprises me about Soxpocalypse, 2011.

NOTHING.

My surprise nerve? It’s dead.

Kind of like my optimistic-about-Ben-Cherington-nerve.

DEAD.

My thoughts on Valentine?

Indifference. You and I, Ben Cherington, we apparently have the same level of influence. I wanted Lovullo. You were like, whatever. You wanted Sveum. They were like whatever.

So. Whatever.

I’m looking for new jobs. See, this is important, Ben Cherington. Because it has to be the right job. Remember that time you took a job and then your bosses nixed your ideas in your first month? And it was kind of humiliating and made us all agree with Shaughnessy about something? I don’t want that to happen to me. New jobs in Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill. I am this specific in case you know something, internet friends. In case you know ANYTHING. ohnolauren@gmail.com.

You know what else is important? PAYING YOUR HOUSEKEEPERS, Manny Ramirez. Manny Ramirez news is always fun.

Yeah. So. Mondays suck.

~L

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  1. November 21, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Frankley, I was surprised he finished second. It annoys me when a pitcher wins the MVP after Pedro being robbed in ’99 because he was a pitcher. If ever there was a pitcher MVP, it was Pedro.

    • November 21, 2011 at 8:13 pm

      Yeah. Pedro deserves every award. I’d like to see him get more acknowledgement at the AMAs.

  2. FireDannyAinge
    November 21, 2011 at 9:47 pm

    I personally don’t think we deserve an MVP but based on the past winners Jacoby was robbed.

    I am never surprised by baseball writers cheating like that idiot that said he didn’t vote for pitchers in 99 and left Pedro off his ballot all together but he voted for David Wells the year before. He was from NY and probably still has a vote.

    Lou Merloni said one reporter voted Jacoby tenth best. Now that is just blatant cheating.

  3. November 22, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Boston Red Sox fan called into Philly sports talk radio this morning and they asked him about losing Poupon and his general outlook for next season. He said something to the effect he had this huge bill in front of him for next season’s tickets and the only big acquistion in the last couple of years was Marco Scutaro. He was also lamenting the fact there is no Manager yet. (The front office does remember they didn’t hire one yet, don’t they?)

    • November 22, 2011 at 11:36 am

      it’s not ben cherington’s fault. he tried to hire dale sveum. he actually thought the ownership would take him seriously. instead, they had their own guy in mind all along. which really makes ben cherington look useless, doesn’t it?

      • FireDannyAinge
        November 22, 2011 at 5:18 pm

        Now that is the Boston media’s view. They don’t exactly always tell the truth. Some version of the Svuem situation could be true but I doubt all the Boston media spouted is.

      • November 22, 2011 at 5:55 pm

        yeah, fda- but there’s a brand new candidate- hand picked by the owners. and cherington wanted to see sveum twice. i think the media got this one right. and it’s super shameful how obvious the ownership made it…
        i’m just tired. i want them to hire someone. i don’t care who anymore.
        and i want my job interview tomorrow to go well.
        and i don’t want to have to go to work tomorrow.
        i’m going to go to grad school, i think. i am taking a test and everything.
        oh, and they haven’t re-signed ortiz.
        why haven’t i gotten a call about this heidi watney position? that’s what i want to know.
        america, fda. america.

      • FireDannyAinge
        November 22, 2011 at 7:17 pm

        When you move to Boston one of these days you will understand exactly why I hate the Boston media. They lie, they lie for GM’s and owners and purposely mislead the fans in the name of their own ego’s.

        Did I mention THEY MADE UP INFO about the Patriots taping a walk through THEY NEVER TAPED and they never apologized for it.

        The Sox have done nothing so far so keep the faith. Eventually something will happen

  4. November 22, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    I think Ellsbury was more deserving of the MVP than Verlander. He only plays once every five days after all.
    The Rays Rant- http://yossif.mlblogs.com/

  5. November 23, 2011 at 10:04 am

    I don’t have a problem with a pitcher winning the mvp personally. I think Jacoby was amazing this year though and I wonder if the Red Sox September hurt him in the voting. Either way, I would love to have Verlander or Ellsbury on my team. Both are great players.

    Ron

  6. November 23, 2011 at 10:26 am

    If the Red Sox hire Bobby Valentine to “manage,” I won’t be able to take them seriously anymore. Seriously…that’s what it has come down to? Good Grief, Charlie Brown.

  7. November 23, 2011 at 11:34 am

    That actually went EXACTLY the Red Sox’s way. If Ellsbury wins MVP he can ask for A LOT more in arbitration and A LOT more when he becomes a free agent or when the Sox try to resign him. Him not winning MVP is really the best case scenario for the Red Sox owners and fans who want to resign Ellsbury.

  8. November 23, 2011 at 1:47 pm

    If the Red Sox hadn’t gone 7-20 in the month of September would we be having this discussion at all ?

    Will Bobby Valentine bring along with him a manager’s mentality or that of the proverbial clown ? I mean that is now what he is in essence known for as an analyst on tv !

    tophatal ……..

  9. November 23, 2011 at 1:49 pm

    MLB results in September

    • FireDannyAinge
      November 23, 2011 at 5:02 pm

      We know the results but if AROD deserves it being on a last place team it doesn’t matter what Jacoby’s team did. It’s a stat award. Of course this year it wasn’t because screwing the red sox is baseball’s favorite thing to do

      • November 28, 2011 at 12:12 pm

        Fire Dann A

        Well what does matter here is the BBWAA ( Baseball Writers Assoc. of America ) if their lives depended on it could not tell you the difference between bucket full of fecal matter and fecal matter placed underneath their very nose !

        Ellsbury’s stats were impressive but your stance holds no merit because when it counted neither he or his teammates did anything when it mattered most !

        Take it for it is ……….. these awards if anything should be voted on by the players and managers themselves and not by a bunch of opinionated hacks to begin with !

        tophatal ….

  10. November 24, 2011 at 2:05 am

    Yeah, I too took up the 1999 Pedro robbery… http://cordaro9418.mlblogs.com/ and looked at both his and Verlander’s seasons… as well as the numbers that floated through both 1999 and 2011 votes.

    Stats don’t lie, and while Pedro was left off two ballots that year (Verlander left off one this year), Pedro still garnered more first place votes than the actual winner did…

    The MVP Award has long been a popularity versus Home Runs contest. Actual performance has rarely had a staggering effect in the last few decades. Jose Bautista certainly didn’t deserve to be voted higher than Granderson or Cabrera, but he hits homers in better fashion. Ellsbury was the best all around ‘player’ but lost out because the Sox dropped dead in September and Verlander was the popular pick.

    If the majority of the BBWAA wasn’t so p!ssed with Albert Bell in 1995 do you think Mo Vaughn would have taken the MVP? Stats based looks have shown that Babe Ruth (1 MVP award) should have won 12 all together… how many should Ted Williams have won?

  11. November 24, 2011 at 3:47 pm

    Actually, I’m not all that surprised.

    Now I’m not taking away what Ellsbury has done. When you have a 30-30 season, you are an excellent player.

    But to me, the MVP is who makes so much impact towards their team, that without him, they’d be dead. As great as Jacoby Ellsbury is, he also has a ton of offensive support. Yes, Crawford was injured and did not play how everyone expected. But this is also a team that boasts the likes of David Ortiz, Adrian Gonzalez, Kevin Youkilis, and Dustin Pedroia.

    That’s why I feel Bautista was snubbed in considerations. Yes, he played for a Toronto team that finished fourth in the division. But at the same time, think about how the team would be without him. He’s so much more valuable to his team, because his contribution is so large. The same goes for Verlander, and even though he’s a pitcher, deserved to win the award.

    I made a similar post just last night, on how I felt Matt Kemp was more deserving of the NL MVP award rather than Ryan Braun. If you guys want, you can see it here: http://thesportsshoutout.wordpress.com/2011/11/23/kemp-not-braun-deserves-national-league-mvp/

    Again, not taking anything away from Ellsbury. But Verlander and to a lesser extent, Bautista, deserve to win instead, because their value to the team is worth so much more.

    P.S. – I do think Pedro should have won the MVP in 1999.

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