Archive - Nov 22, 2006

MVP, cont.

In my estimation, Justin Morneau is the third most valuable member of the Twins, even though today he was named the MVP of the entire American League. Santana and Mauer played a bigger role in the Twins success this season, although you can't discount what Morneau did. There really is no reason to turn things into a competition; the players complement each other, and we're going to enjoy these guys for at least several years.

Getting your money's worth

For the record, Justin Morneau, the Most Valuable Player in the American League made $380,000 last season. The MVP of the National League, Ryan Howard of the Phillies, earned $355,000. The minimum salary is $327,000. Alex Rodriguez made about $22 million last year, and Roger Clemens $17 million.

I would say the Twins got their money's worth.