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Is this Jeter's first MVP season?

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08:11 AM ET 08.24 | There's one thing missing on the mantle of 38-year-old Derek Jeter's remarkable career: an MVP trophy. Buzz has been building in recent weeks that Jeter could finally capture his first MVP award this season, a possibility furthered by a Chicago columnist who suggested this week that he would vote for the shortstop if given the chance. Does Jeter think he's having a season worthy of such an honor? "Come on, man; I'm not thinking about that," Jeter said. "We're trying to win a game." Jeter has had one near-miss in MVP voting, finishing a close second to Justin Morneau in 2006. He also finished third in 1998 and 2009, but ... the AL MVP award remains an elusive prize for the 13-time All-Star.

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August 24, 2012  08:17 AM ET
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let the steroid accusations commence.<rolls eyes>

Not steroids.

HGH.

August 24, 2012  08:24 AM ET

No. Next question.

August 24, 2012  08:29 AM ET

finally healthy the whole season ... yes ... MVP ... no

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August 24, 2012  08:37 AM ET

If he got it, it would be like all those gold gloves he was awarded but didn't deserve.

August 24, 2012  08:41 AM ET
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Jeter has been durable throughout his professional career. He hasn't missed a lot of games.

past two years have been hard on him and he has missed more than a few games the past couple of years ... but again ... the issue is ... he's not the MVP

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August 24, 2012  08:46 AM ET

If he was a great defensive shortstop and was putting up the numbers he has and his team wins the division ( not looking good right now), then you could at least make the argument for MVP. But he is a very average SS, so that is that.

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August 24, 2012  08:47 AM ET
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If he got it, it would be like all those gold gloves he was awarded but didn't deserve.

Agree with this.

August 24, 2012  08:48 AM ET
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Derek is soiled defensively.

Fixed.

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August 24, 2012  08:54 AM ET
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He's a first ballot HOF'r.

Most likely. But that's not what we are discussing here.

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August 24, 2012  09:01 AM ET
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Absolutely. But he ain't no MVP. He's not even the MVP of his team.

Who's the MVP of the Yankees this season?

August 24, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Who's the MVP of the Yankees this season?

The pharmacist.

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