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Dr. Jekyl and Mr. Met, Now Playing in 2008

The good Oliver Perez
3-0, 1.04 ERA vs Yankees/Phillies

The bad Oliver Perez
0-3, 12.08 ERA vs Mariners, Giants, Nationals, Rockies

The good Oliver Perez
6-0, 1.60 ERA, 7 runs allowed in his 6 wins

The bad Oliver Perez
0-5, 7.59 ERA in his 11 other starts

The good Oliver Perez
1-3, 7.29 ERA on 4 days rest (a win on Sunday)

The bad Oliver Perez
5-2, 2.62 ERA on 5+ days rest

The good Carlos Delgado
.293 BA, 10 HR, 27 RBI in 30 day games

The bad Carlos Delgado
.190 BA, 4 HR, 18 RBI in 49 night games

The good Jose Reyes
.330 BA, 40 runs scored in last 47 games

The bad Jose Reyes
11 errors, 1 fewer than had in all of 2007

The good Pedro Feliciano
Nine outings this season of at least 1 IP, without allowing a hit or walk

The bad Pedro Feliciano
Allows the first batter he faces to reach base 21 out of 42 times

The good Billy Wagner
6 IP, 0 R, 2 H since June 15

The bad Billy Wagner
2 1/3 IP, 6 R, 6 H from June 8-12

The good Mets
40-0 when they win

The bad Mets
0-41 when they lose

(thanks to Baseball-Reference for the stat splits)

True Metkyl and Hydes know...
See if you agree with me on my choices for MVM (Most Valuable Metsie) in each edition of the Subway Series rivalry

1997- Dave Mlicki (CG 9-hit shutout)
1998- Masato Yoshii (7 IP, 1 R, 2 H, 10 K)
1999- Mike Piazza (.458 BA, 3 HR, 10 RBI)
2000- Mike Piazza (.250 BA, 1 HR, 4 RBI)
2001- Mike Piazza (.409 BA, 2 HR, 5 RBI)
2002- Mo Vaughn (.409 BA, 3 HR, 6 RBI)
2003- Jason Phillips (.500 BA, 0 HR, 3 RBI)
2004- Richard Hidalgo (.524 BA, 5 HR, 8 RBI)
2005- Jose Reyes (.320 BA, 10 RBI, 2 R)
2006- David Wright (.318 BA, 1 HR, 5 RBI)
2007- Oliver Perez (2-0, 1.20 ERA)
2008- I'm torn...vote in my poll.

Comments

Binny said…
As much as I'd like to sentimentally award the 1999 trophy to Matt Franco, they didn't exactly give the 1992 NLCS MVP to Francisco Cabrera, so...
That said, there's a nice clutchness factor in some of the MVP's, including, appropriately for this site, Mo Vaughn's "walk-up" in 2002, and Wright's walkoff in 2006.

My 2008 vote is for Ollie. Like last year, two brilliant performances in big spots.

And my 2003 vote is for the spot to remain blank. No need to remind us about those 6 games. Or the other 156, either.
Anonymous said…
Joe Carter didn't get MVP in the '93 WS either, though when I think '99 SS, I don't think Mike Piazza instantly. Interesting to consider.

I voted Delgado. I'm a sucker for the big moment as opposed to the stellar accumulation of high-medium moments.
Anonymous said…
It's already the Bad John Maine

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