A Look At Delgado’s Past MVP Type Seasons

An article by posted on September 12, 2008

While we can debate the merits of Carlos Delgado’s MVP candidacy this season, here are some close calls for Delgado in years past.

2005

Albert Pujols (1) .330 41 117 1.039

Delgado (6) .301 33 115 .981

2003

Alex Rodriguez (1) .298 47 118 .996

Delgado (2) .302 42 145 1.019

2000

Jason Giambi (1) .333 43 137 1.123

Delgado (4) .344 41 137 1.134

1999

Ivan Rodriguez (1) .332 35 113 .914

Delgado (12) .272 44 134 .948

David Lennon of Newsday had some interesting things to say about Delgado’s chance this season. A strong September finish may be the only thing between Delgado and some cool hardware for his trophy case. He polled some of the 32 writers who will be voting for the MVP and they seemed pretty sold on Delgado’s chances.

“The Mets are a second-half team and Delgado has been a second-half player, which I’m pretty sure is a good way to define an MVP.”

“He’s put himself in the race during the last month whereas before I hadn’t even considered him. Pujols has slowed down a bit in the last week or two, which has cracked the door a little. And you know what? There’s nobody else that’s really an overwhelming guy. I think it’s going to come down to the end, and that gives him a chance. Nobody’s run away with it.”

Could Delgado actually become the first Mets player to win the MVP Award?

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