Originally posted by shortcircuit
I personally would vote for Holliday, but he won't win because of the number of voters in the east who will give it to Rollins. Rollins is a nice player, but his numbers do not stand out relative to many other players in the league. I will grant you that they are in the top 3 among shortstops in the NL, but I think Holliday was a greater run producer fo ...[text shortened]... ade one of the most amazing come from behind stretch runs in history just to make the playoffs.
I disagree. Find me a player in the NL with greater all-around offensive and defensive numbers than Rollins. The man did everything this year, hit lead-off, hit third, hit clean-up, stole bases, hit home runs, drove in runs, led the league in extra base hits, hit 300, led the league in runs, top 3 in hits, joined the 20-20-20-20 club, won a gold glove, was the unanimous leader in a clubhouse that also made an incredible run to the pennant, etc.
And all you can say is that Holliday produced runs. That's under-selling him a bit in my opinion. No doubt he's an amazingly gifted player with a bright future. Sure the Rockies had a terrific Sept. run but that was a team effort and does not warrant handing their best player the most prestigious individual award.
I'm happy Rollins got the award.