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Snubbed Poo-Holes says MVP should be on playoff team
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Albert Pujols thinks he was snubbed
The St. Louis Cardinals' slugger is upset he lost out to Philadelphia's Ryan Howard for the National League MVP award, saying Wednesday the honor should go to someone on a playoff team.
"I see it this way: Someone who doesn't take his team to the playoffs doesn't deserve to win the MVP," Pujols said in Spanish at a news conference organized by the Dominican Republic's sports ministry.
I'm not totally sure what "Most Valuable" means, but it seems there are just so many interpretations, and one factor often cited is whether the team made the playoffs, though not always. it usually helps a guy with lesser stats (like Terry Pendleton). Frankly, I agree with that logic to a point, but at the same time, it isn't Ryan Howard's fault that his team had crappy pitching and chose to trade Abreu instead of "going for it." If anything, that makes him "more" valuable to his team, not less.
In any event, Poo-Holes is a cry baby. Ryan Howard had a great season and was worthy of the award. Whether he would say the same thing in English to the American media is anyone's guess.