ANTICRIMEDOGGUY: But he never won the MVP and he wasn't THAT great for very long.
In all fairness, McGriff was penciled in as the AL MVP in 1989 until he had a major slump in September that left a bad taste in the voters' collective mouths. After that it turned into Robin Yount winning by default over McGriff and the then-underpublicized Ruben Sierra.
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The problem is that its hard to tell if a guy is going to be the next Pete Rose or the next Chris Sabo by looking at his first year of stats... or first few years. Wally Joyner looked pretty impressive those first few years.