Harper won the MVP without compensation for the other ‘Snub’ Phillies

On Thursday night, the Philadelphia Phillies and their fans received an early holiday gift by announcing that Bryce Harper Selected as 2021 National League MVP Award Winner after a season is a roller coaster ride for all players and rooted in the Phillies. And there were all sorts of “Good Vibes” as Harper won the second MVP award of his MLB career, but the great honor doesn’t make up for the chatter that happened the night before with teammate Zack Wheeler of his MLB career. he.

The Phillies were supposed to walk away from the 2021 MLB season with both the Player of the Year award AND the National League Cy Young Award but on Wednesday night voters robbed Zack Wheeler of the award. Despite the fact that Wheeler led NL in Pitched Plays (213.1), Strikeouts (247), Shutouts (2) and Wins Above Replacement (7.7), all of that wasn’t good enough. Wheeler did not accumulate enough points on the ballot, and because several anonymous voters rated him fifth on their ballot, Wheeler lost the Cy Young Award to the Milwaukee Brewers Pitcher Corbin Burnes:

* The voting system gives seven points for each vote in the first place, four points for the vote in the second place, three points for the third vote, two points for the fourth place and one point for each vote voted in fifth place *

Burnes started 4 games (28) less than Wheeler (32) and all the most important numbers are in favor of the Phillies All-Star Pitcher, as you can see from the chart above, Wheeler received few votes. in second place than Burnes, and that one vote in Fifth Place is influenced by Total Score than determines the Prize Winner. Wheeler is 31 years old and during the Prime phase of his career he had the best season of his professional baseball life, but he missed out on winning the prestigious Cy Young Award for his ideas. subjective opinion of his or her performance on the field.

This isn’t the only odd lack of recognition for a Phillies Player this season: remember that Bryce Harper won the NL MVP Award despite NOT being selected for this season’s MLB All-Star. During Harper’s seven seasons with the Washington Nationals, he was an MLB All-Star for six of his seven seasons before heading to Philadelphia. But in the Phillies uniform, Harper did not make it to the All-Star Game despite having two seasons with 35 Home Runs and 3 seasons with a Slip Rate above 0.500 but he was named the 2021 NL MVP. Harper joins a questionable club with Jimmy Rollins as the second consecutive Phillies Player to win an MVP but not become an All-Star that season:

So I ask this question: Are the Philadelphia Phillies players respected by people outside of the Philadelphia-Delaware-New Jersey area? During the Phillies’ incredible streak of success from 2007-2011, Jimmy Rollins averaged 33 steals and 154 hits per season with a cumulative average of ,301 batting but was never opted in. MLB All-Star Game in those years. Both Rollins and MVP award-winning Ryan Howard are just 3-time All-Stars despite having over 3 seasons of incredible offensive production.

The past 20 years have been a roller coaster ride with disappointing highs and lows for Phillies fans, so Bryce Harper winning the NL MVP Award is definitely a moment of greatness. But it doesn’t make up for the injustice inflicted on Zack Wheeler or the lack of respect for past Phillies players. Add this “chip on the shoulder” to all the other realism and feel for Philadelphia and its sports teams. Maybe the Phillies could give Wheeler a Cy Young Award even if he didn’t officially win the award…. or maybe I’ve watched UFC and MMA for too many years with fighters getting rewarded right away. even when the referees fault the judgment. Wait, did the MMA judges vote for the NL Cy Young Award? Okay, am I joking about that and being sarcastic….or am I?

Phillies Major Award Winner since 1980 Harper won the MVP without compensation for the other ‘Snub’ Phillies


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