Ortiz, as always, had Ramirez to help him. Mauer had Morneau to help him. Who did Jeter have to help him? Giambi?
Giambi batted .233 in May, .186 in July, and .192 in September. That’s not much help. In fact, Giambi batted .204 this season when he batted third in the line-up.
I can’t say that Jeter will win the MVP this season. Nonetheless, if he does win, anyone who says that he did not deserve it is talking without looking at the stats.
The hard, cold, facts – meaning sabermetrics – clearly state Jeter’s case for winning the award.