Who wins the AL MVP? Oct 5, 2012 9:59:21 GMT -5
Post by swarm on Oct 5, 2012 9:59:21 GMT -5
Were the Giants really "better" than New England in 2007? They beat them when it counted, but...really? Were the 83-win Cardinals really the best team in baseball when they won the Series in '06? Playoffs are usually about who's hot at the right time, not who the best team is.
I do not ever agree with this argument. Were the Giants better than the Pats? Were the Cards really the best? YES. 100 times YES. Isn't that was a CHAMPIONSHIP means? If not, why hold any playoff systems at all? "The better team didn't win" argument spawned from fans to insecure to admit their team lost. Period. It's an excuse. I'm a huge Patriots fan, and I've never once ever played that card.
That's true that 4 teams (including Baylor) finished in the top 25, but Baylor lost to 2 of those teams (K State and Ok State). TCU is another one of those teams that benefits from a weak schedule in a weak conference. That is the argument we are using against the Tigers, right?
But he played in D2. A D2 player will and should never win the Heisman.
I believe the same argument can be made here for the Tigers, which is why I used them as my example. The Tigers own a winning record vs. the East and a winning record in inter-league play. They own a winning record vs. the A's who you say is far better. They have winning record ties 5-5 with Baltimore, another playoff team. Their record is also tied with Trout and the Angels at 5-5. They did lose the H2H series vs. the Yankees and Rangers, but still picked up a handful of wins there too. To summarize, the Tigers got a lot of their wins in the division, but they won enough games against good teams outside of it too. I think it's reaching at best, trying to calculate an MVP based on the teams overall schedule.