REMEMBER WHAT ALBERT SAID ABOUT THE MVP?
Home Run Derby wonders if Albert Pujols will remember his own comments about who should be eligible for the MVP:In 2006, Ryan Howard won the National League Most Valuable Player Award … prompting runner-up Albert Pujols to say the following …
“I see it this way: Someone who doesn’t take his team to the playoffs doesn’t deserve to win the MVP“Pujols had the sour grapes in 2006 after leading his St. Louis Cardinals to a World Series Championship while Howard’s Philadelphia Phillies didn’t make the playoffs. Fast Forward to today … Albert Pujols won the 2008 NL MVP, beating out runner-up Ryan Howard. Howard’s Phillies won the World Series while Pujols’ Cardinals didn’t make the playoffs.
So will Albert turn down the award? He totally deserves it, but that is a great catch. It does look like one voter held him to his words–he had Albert 7th on his ballot.