Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Wright is wrong

Okay, I waited as long as I could.

David Wright? Seriously? What sorts of favors is he doing for the voters? And yes, I mean that in the most vulgar sense.

(sigh)....grant me patience.

I can't even find the words to address the whole Adrian Gonzalez fiasco. If it weren't for Yadi, I'd wonder about the validity of the whole process. Of course, I have this disorder where I consider St Louis players the cream of every contest, and I have a tendency to disregard anyone from another team as a possible contender.

Joel PiƱeiro fields his position better than Maddux. (Don't hate me for hating Greg Maddux.)
Our middle infield may not have been stellar, but whose was?
Ryan Ludwick is a better outfielder than Beltran, McLouth, and Victorino combined. I won't even mention Skip Schumaker and his diving grabs. Oh, and hello, Rick Ankiel. "The arm." Need I say more?

There are probably some flaws in my reasoning, but you have to at least agree that there were two major oversights in the awards this year.

I'll try to find some perspective.

National League
P, Greg Maddux, LAD
C, Yadier Molina, STL
1B, Adrian Gonzalez, SD
2B, Brandon Phillips, CIN
3B, David Wright, NYM
SS, Jimmy Rollins, PHI
OF, Carlos Beltran, NYM
OF, Nate McLouth, PIT
OF, Shane Victorino, PHI