Almost certainly, this will only be the second time he doesn't win or finish second in MVP voting.
He had another great HR season, but in many other categories, there was a small but noticeable decline: walks, doubles, BA, OPS+ down, strikeouts up. His OPS+ was tied for his lowest ever. Which is the most likely explanation?
|4) a slight step away from three seasons that will be looked back on as his peak; he will remain one of the three or fo||3|
|3) a combination of 1) and 2)||2|
|2) a meaningless blip attributable to something else||1|
|5) some version--even if it doesn't play out as drastically--of Albert Pujols, 2011||1|
|1) a meaningless blip caused by the freakish Pandemic Season||0|
― clemenza, Friday, 2 October 2020 00:27 (two weeks ago)