Thursday, October 31, 2013

David Ortiz Was Runaway MVP Of World Series

FN's Editor-In-Chief With David Ortiz
Rarely has there been such a clear-cut choice for World Series MVP as this year. Red Sox DH/1B David Ortiz went on an historic hitting mission—with numbers that will dazzle fans for years to come. Big Papi hit a ridiculous .688 in the six games—.438 points higher than the next best Red Sox hitter. He went 11 for 16 with 8 walks—which works out to an on-base percentage of .760. Ortiz also slugged 1.188 in the Fall Classic—including two HRs and two doubles, while pushing across 6 RBIs. Of course, he would have had three HRs and three more RBIs had Carlos Beltran not made a spectacular catch at the bullpen wall in Game One. He also scored seven runs and struck out just once—that in the final game. His OPS for the series is a filthy 1.948. Were it not for these other-worldly numbers, Jon Lester and Koji Uehara might have gotten some MVP consideration. But not this year—not when Papi was on a mission.