I just posted a poll asking who is the Mets’ first half MVP. Tell me who and why, then don’t forget to go to the right of computer screen and post your vote. Thanks.
It was a tossup between Wagner, Maine, and Reyes. I chose Maine because his performance has been the most consistent and unexpected of the three. But all 3 are most deserving of the honors.
The Mets’ first-half MVP, without doubt, is John Maine.
With all the offseason questions about the starting rotation and with Pedro’s absence leaving us without a true ace, Mr. Maine has stepped up and become one, with 10 wins, a sparkling ERA. He now projects an air of confidence and gives both teammates and fans a feeling of assuredness when he takes the hill.
Where would the staff – and the team – be without him?
Maine, easily. Maine has just been awesome for us, and has given us what this team has been needing, and that is an ace. He may not be the protypical ace, but for us, he gaves us a chance to win every time. I think all but 2 of his starts have been quality starts.
He got snubbed from not being on the all star team, but he won’t get snubbed here. He is the 1st half MVP for the Mets.
Hi John – I guess it’s unanimous. John Maine because he can really pitch.
I agree with the popular consensus. John Maine. He’s kept us in virtually every game he’s pitched, only giving up more than 3 runs twice I believe; he’s been the stopper when we needed one; and the Mets are 12-5 in his starts (and only 3 games over .500 in everyone else’s starts). And this has been a team where starting pitching is absolutely critical—they haven’t come back much at all this year.
Maine is clearly the MVP on the mets. Besides Loduca and Wagner noone else on this team seems to have a backbone. These overpaid millionaires are getting sickening to watch. Non-hustle seems tyo be the style they have practiced over and over. The Mets need to lose 1st place because they are playing like a last place team.
Wagner is having one of his best years ever. The fact that he can come in and put up the automatic save has been overlooked this year.
I dont think pitchers should get the MVP. Maine has performed well. But I always felt MVP should go to the everyday player.
My vote is for Oliver Perez. Sure he has been up and down but when called opon to pitch in a big game, he has been money. He has beaten the Braves and Yankees a total of five times this year. Plus I believe he beat the Phillies once.
It is interesting that Maine is the choice. There is usually a debate about pitchers vs ‘every day’ players.
That said I lot my mind and forgot to nominate Pelfrey LOL
hey dave. i mentioned just that.
i voted reyes. i would have voted wright but he wasnt listed.
I saw that.
I voted Jose also.
cool. an everyday player should get MVP. when Hampton got it that one year then left us after he got it. I was fuming.
you have separate awards for good pitching. to have a stellar everyday player lose it to a decent pitcher isnt fair.
and the year Hampton got the MVP there was a more deserving player. It really got me angry, especially when he dumped the Team. Basically he said thanx suckers and goodbye.
the good news is he never had a better year aafter that
Steve do you mean when Hampton won the MVP in the NLCS in 2000? I think over a short series a pitcher may actually emerges as an MVP, but over 162 games it’s is more often than not going to be a position player.
yes. and the next year he left us the SOB.
and now look where he is. nowhere!
good for him. I hate turncoats.
Karma is a bitch,right? :)
If he didn’t want to stay that’s fine, but to come out with that weak ass excuse about the NY school system, that was BS.
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