Sep 09, 2009, 10:11AM

"The Case Against Derek Jeter"

Why Joe Mauer should be the AL MVP.

Does Yankee shortstop Derek Jeter really deserve the AL Most Valuable Player Award over Twins catcher Joe Mauer? Allen Barra writes about "The Case for Derek Jeter, MVP"  in the Wall Street Journal. But that case seems to be based on - surprise! - intangibles more than statistics. Barra writes:“The Yankees currently have the best record in the major leagues, and many observers think the primary reason is Mr. Jeter, who, at age 35, has rebounded from a subpar 2008 season to one of his best years ever.”


  • It's going to be Jeter and I've made peace with that. Do the Yanks win without him? Maybe. But as a Sox fan, there's no player I fear more in a game in a clutch situation.

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