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Thread: Twins vs Indians, 09-19-2012, 6:10pm

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    As the great TK once said, "remember guys, the first inning counts!"

    Same goes the season.
    Of course it counts. And when the pressure is on, guys who perform deserve recognition for it. Every game counts the same but there's a big difference between a hot streak with 140 games left and a hot streak with 10 games left when your team is just a few games out of the division lead. One can mean the playoffs while the other means your team still has 140 games left to win/lose the division.

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    Well that the is oversimplification of the year. By your logic, Trout will have played exactly 1 good game, because he was called up for the 21st game of the year, and sat out one game since.

    What you are trying to mystify as waffling under pressure could just as easily be described as a dip in BABIP. He's still getting on base at a .368 clip, stealing bases, and playing premium defense for the month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Willihammer View Post
    Well that the is oversimplification of the year. By your logic, Trout will have played exactly 1 good game, because he was called up for the 21st game of the year, and sat out one game since.

    What you are trying to mystify as waffling under pressure could just as easily be described as a dip in BABIP. He's still getting on base at a .368 clip, stealing bases, and playing premium defense for the month.
    I'm not saying he's waffling under the pressure at all. I'm simply saying that if the Tigers make the playoffs, it will be due to Cabrera playing out of his mind for a month. If the Angels make the playoffs, it will be because the rest of the Angels' squad supported Trout's relatively pedestrian numbers (compared to his start, anyway) in the second half. Guys have good/bad months all the time and I believe Cabrera should be commended for his late season performance, not that Trout should be punished for his late season swoon.

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    What do the playoffs even have to do with MVP? Nothing. One is a team accomplishment, the other is an individual award.

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