Excluding A-Rod would be lunacy

Playing for a lousy team has never been a reason to exclude players from MVP consideration (see: Cal Ripken).

Originally Published: September 18, 2003
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

The single most common response to Wednesday's column about Alex Rodriguez's worthiness as an MVP candidate was, "Only an idiot would vote for a player on a last-place team."

I'm tempted to simply consign those people to the lunatic fringe, but I won't do that because 1) it's not nice, and 2) anyway, there are too many lunatics to be considered merely the fringe. Instead, I'll just say it's a matter of taste, and there's no point in arguing with taste ("I know what I like, and I don't ...

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