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Monday, October 31, 2011

Chris Carpenter: The REAL World Series MVP

Posted By on Mon, Oct 31, 2011 at 11:35 AM

In Carp we trust.
  • In Carp we trust.
You know what's really a dick move? Just a couple days after a thrilling, beautiful victory in the World Series, and just one day after a parade that brought together thousands of strangers in the streets to celebrate a shared joy, taking to task the guy who won the Most Valuable Player award for said World Series. Oh, and he's a local kid, and kind of an inspirational story about a guy who hasn't always made the best decisions in life, and once gave up his dream because he didn't think he was good enough, and he's not hard on the eyes, either. 

I mean, honestly, what kind of jerk would go and tarnish this great golden god of St. Louis so soon? You'd have to be a real bastard to say anything bad about David Freese right now. 

Ahem. 

David Freese should not have won the World Series MVP award. In fact, he was the third most deserving Cardinal, and I'll tell you why. 

For starters, even looking at the offensive side of things, I would argue Lance Berkman was actually the Cards' most valuable hitter in the series. Don't get me wrong; Freese's .348/.464/.696 line and 1.160 OPS is certainly MVP-worthy. And, to be fair, that OPS is actually h