Here it is: a rare FJM post about print journalism.
In this week's "K Korner," Tim Kurkjian writes:
"One AL manager on the Angels: 'They have the most complete team in the league, and Chone Figgins might be their MVP.'"
In all our bluster about the love the Podsedniks and Ecksteins of the world get, how could we have forgotten our hatred for the love for Chone Figgins, John Kruk's 2004 MVP?
Figgins is putting together a nice little year so far, with a WARP2 of 4.3 and an EqA of .274. And yeah, he can play a lot of positions, and yeah, he's a little dude.
But MVP of the Angels? I can't believe I even have to write this, but how about Vladimir Guerrero? How about any of the surprisingly effective Jarrod Washburn (defense-adjusted ERA of 3.38!), John Lackey, or Bartolo Colon, who've led the Angels to the second-best ERA in the AL?
If I were a general manager, I would find out the identity of this GM and immediately offer my scrappiest light-hitting minor league utility infielder for his best lumbering masher.
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