AL MVP? Give me a break!

Dear A-Rod,
I watched you all season long and I am as surprised as you are about your recent MVP award. Your season was not unlike Ripken’s MVP season in ’91 or Pudge Rodriguez’s season in ’99. Similar numbers. But for Ripken and Pudge, those were career years. And in each of those seasons both of these players were clearly not only the most valuable players of the league, but the most valuable players of their team.

Which begs the question. How can you be the American League Most Valuable Player when you weren’t even the Yankees Most Valuable Player?

You had a soft 2005 season and you were not clutch. Period. David Ortiz was as deserving of winning the MVP award as you were back in ’96. And he was just as equally robbed.

Sincererly,
A lifelong Yankees fan

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