The 2012 MVP Head-to-Head Scramble

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The 2012 MVP Head-to-Head Scramble

Post by MR. FAST on Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:45 am

The 2012 MVP Head-to-Head Scramble

Remember what I did a few days

I had fun with what I did.

Actually, I think I’m going to
do this to my Rookie of the Year

I am a sucker for stats because
if you have proof of how a particular player fared, then you are flawless and
for the hell of it all, errorless. That’s why I’m going to do this. Now what
you’re looking at is a color-coded account on how the PBA MVP race should happen. There are five names on the list with
one of them still playing as of presstime.

Now I have a method for my
madness. Gary David, Mark Caguioa,
Jayson Castro, Arwind Santos, and James Yap
will be subjected to a
head-to-head battle royal.

So while I was rooting for a
Mark Caguioa win, it looks like Gary David has a say on things.

But this is just a mere fraction
of the votes. Media votes have killed Arwind Santos, Enrico Villanueva, Nelson Asaytono, Yoyoy Villamin and a lot of
players that could have been MVPs. And yet, media votes have a say on whom to
receive the richest individual prize of Philippine basketball. Again Santos
will be out and sad to say Jayson Castro can’t win because the PBA have already
handed the MVP to one of his teammates in recent memory (reigning MVP Jimmy Alapag).

I want Gary David to win. As
much as one of my favorite players is Mark Caguioa, I have seen a player win
the plum despite not winning a championship (Benjie Paras’ first MVP title)
but I have yet to see a player win
the title without reaching the finals. But that's about to change
because Mark Caguioa won both Commissioner's and Governor's Cup BPC
despite not making the finals this season. In a perfect world,
his season exploits would automatically herald him a MVP citation. But
again, the lack of finals play will be a question for The Spark.

I know there is a huge James Yap fanbase
in the internet but if you look at his past MVP wins, his current outputs are
not that high. If Yap ends his season with that kind of scoring, then Big Game
James will record his second lowest output since his rookie season in terms of

Meanwhile, Gary David
transformed Powerade to a title contender – which was something they were back
in the early 2000’s. He posted 19 straight 20-plus games which is the highest
this season even if you make the list with the imports included. He also posted
the highest scoring average since Purefoods’
Alvin Patrimonio
averaged 25.23 points in the 1992 PBA Season and Nelson Asaytono scored 23.07 playing for San Miguel in the 1997 PBA Season.

Unfortunately for El Granada, this feat is a dubious
distinction – because none of these players won the MVP award on that year
(Patrimonio lost to Ato Agustin in
1992 while Asaytono lost to Patrimonio in 1997).

Like I said – don’t think of
this article as the real thing. I am just a PBA fan that loves to dabble with
stats. Stats aren’t foolproof. Last season I thought Arwind Santos will finally
win a MVP award but it went to Jimmy Alapag. But then the season before I
predicted Jayjay Helterbrand will
win the plum and I was right on that one.

Let’s check out if I am an
oracle for predicting things… or something.

Whoever wins between David and Caguioa... I am happy man.

Game over!



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