Pretty soon, the talk of the town will be around the MVP voting results in baseball…
If you could go back in time and change things so that Bobby Murcer wins the 1971 A.L. MVP Award or that Derek Jeter wins the 2006 A.L. MVP Award, which would you change?
It’s a tough one for me. The league MVP Award is just about the only award that Jeter hasn’t won in his career. So, it would be nice to see him add this one missing piece to his already awesome collection of hardware.
But, then again, it would have been great to see Murcer get an award like this – so that it would stand out like a beacon and draw some deserved attention to his very solid and underrated playing career.
While we’re on the topic, what other post-season award voting results would you like to revisit and change so that a member of the Yankees won the award?
Would you give Ron Guidry another Cy Young Award in 1985? How about some additional MVP Awards for Don Mattingly in 1984 and 1986? (Have to wonder if Donnie Baseball had won back-to-back-to-back MVPs if that would have changed his Cooperstown chances…)