Pujols in '06: No Playoffs, No MVP

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The fine kids at Home Run Derby dug up this 2006 quote from this year's NL MVP Albert Pujols.

"I see it this way: Someone who doesn’t take his team to the playoffs doesn’t deserve to win the MVP"

Here's what he had to say about it all today:

"What I said was that players who take their teams to the playoffs should have consideration for MVP," Pujols said during a conference call with members of the Baseball Writers' Assn. of America on Monday. "Obviously, that year, Howard got it. His team was in the playoff race.

"I think the writers made the right choice (then). He had 58 home runs, 149 RBIs ... he had a great year, just like I had (this year). That's how it is."

Bottom line: I'm just glad one of the two guys in the conversations plays for the Phillies.

>>Missing playoffs not enough to deny Pujols MVP [CBS]

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