After reading Bondy's picks on Major League Baseball awards in today's Collegian, I would have to say he knows what he's talking about.
However, there was one pick of his that really jumped out at me. He took David Ortiz over Alex Rodriquez as the AL MVP, which is fine, that's not what bothered me. What I didn't agree with was that his decision ultimately came down to A Rod's 11 errors in the field costing him the MVP title.
Bondy said since Ortiz doesn't play in the field he doesn't make errors, and in turn, doesn't hurt his team. Trust me, I hate the Yankees just as much as the next guy, but A Rod deserves the MVP just as much as, if not more, than Ortiz.
You can't use those 11 errors as the ultimate reason for him winning the MVP. Last I checked, A Rod played 3rd base, which is arguably the toughest fielding position in the game. Only three 3rd basemen in baseball had a better fielding percentage than him. So, Bondy, if you do believe that Ortiz deserves the MVP over A Rod, you've gotta come up with something better than that.