In his latest column/comedy piece, Steve Phillips names ten players who could win the Triple Crown.
The worst of the worst:
Essentially, it takes an MVP performance all year long to win the Triple Crown.
The hell it does. This sentence is total nonsense. There's an MVP every year, and plenty of them are nowhere near Triple Crown numbers. You can't just play at an MVP level to win the Triple Crown. You have to be way, way better than the average MVP.The biggest challenge for Rodriguez would be handling the New York media circus that a Triple Crown run would inevitably bring.
Are you kidding me? The biggest challenge would be leading the league in average, home runs, and RBI. That's incredibly, almost impossibly hard to do. No one's done it for a long time, and it has absolutely nothing to do with media pressure. If Jeter were actually good enough to be in this conversation, do you think Steve Phillips would be questioning whether he could handle the media
during his historic Triple Crown run? That's such a miniscule factor it's insane to even bring it up. As a former GM, I'll say this: I'd take any one of these 10 players on my team.
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