Does team performance matter for MVP? US media opinion on Shohei Otani vs judge controversy | Full-Count

Otani with 15 wins and 34 shots, or a new 62 league judge for the first time in 61 years?

Angels pitcher Shohei Ohtani has been an MVP-level player this season with 15 wins and 34 home runs. However, Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge hit a league-new 62 home runs, and the “MVP controversy” intensified day by day. US media “FOX News” said, “Aaron Judge vs Shohei Ohtani. Why is it difficult to decide the American League MVP?”

“The AL MVP will either go to Aaron Judge or Shohei Ohtani. But it’s almost impossible to decide who should win.”

Judge hit 62, breaking the American League home run record for the first time in 61 years. “Barry Bonds, Mark McGuire and Sammy Sosa achieved home run records for alleged use of prohibited performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs), prompting judges to claim they were the true home run leaders. A lot of people are arguing,” the media said. In addition, although the judge missed the top hitter, he showed a batting bat that was close to winning the triple crown.

However, Ohtani is not defeated either. “Ohtani is, after all, a unicorn. Not only is he a ‘Japanese Babe Ruth,’ he’s doing things Ruth never did.” Both are elites.” He has more OPS than Mookie Betts, Pete Alonso, and Juan Soto, and his ERA is Max Freed, Shane Beaver (2020 AL Cy Young Award) and Corbin Barnes (2021 NL Cy Young).・Lower than the Young Award).

MVP voting is determined by which of the 30 voters thinks it’s better. “There are many different definitions of the word ‘most valuable,'” he said, adding, “The best player on the best team? The player with the highest WAR? Just one number. Is he the best player? I even feel like he changes every year.” “It’s rare for a player from a team with poor results to win an MVP award, but the value of a player doesn’t change depending on whether the team is strong or not,” he said, explaining the difficulty of selection.

“A player doesn’t lose value because he was on a bad team.”

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