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John Tomase
November 07, 2018 - 3:47 pm
J.D. Martinez is not an American League MVP finalist, and agent Scott Boras is hopping mad about it. Talking to Casey Stern on MLB Network Radio, Boras unloaded on voters who didn't place his client in the top three. "Every voter should be brought publicly into a forum and be taken to task for...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
November 06, 2018 - 1:34 pm
The MVP finalists are in and you’re never gonna believe this, but they’re ordered almost exactly like WAR. In the American League, the finalists are Mookie Betts (10.4), Mike Trout (9.8), and Jose Ramirez (8.0). They ranked 1-2-3 in Fangraphs WAR, or fWAR, which is not the kind of thing you’ll find...
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J.D. Martinez and Mookie Betts
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John Tomase
September 03, 2018 - 10:38 am
One was drafted as a second baseman but considered too small ever to hit for power in the big leagues. Maybe he'd find the gaps, steal some bases, and carve out a steady career. The other lasted until the 20th round in 2009, got cut five years later, and even after blossoming into an All-Star...
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Mookie Betts (center) is an MVP finalist, but the man he's high-fiving, David Ortiz, is not. (David Butler II/USA Today Sports)
John Tomase
November 07, 2016 - 2:27 pm
Mookie Betts could win his first MVP award in just his second full season. David Ortiz now knows he will never take home that hardware. Major League Baseball announced its award finalists on Monday night, and a pair of Red Sox were represented. Betts was named a finalist for MVP, while right-hander...
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