Should Jose Altuve give back his 2017 AL MVP Award? | The Tylt
In all of Houston Astros sign-stealing chaos, the validity of second baseman Jose Altuve's 2017 AL MVP award has been called into question. Many feel that because Altuve's numbers may have been gained through cheating the system, he should be stripped of the prestigious award. Others point out that Altuve actually had better numbers away from Houston than he did at Minute Maid Park and there is no proof he actually cheated in 2017. What do you think? ⚾
Should Jose Altuve give back his 2017 AL MVP Award?
Cheating should have consequences. If Jose Altuve benefited from stealing signs (which may be the case), he doesn't deserve an award that is handed to the best player in the league.
What kind of lessons are we teaching young players if there is no punishment for people who disgrace the game with cheating? MLB should make a lesson out of him and strip the AL MVP is probably didn't earn.
If the Astros were stealing signs at home, you would think Altuve's regular season numbers would be better in Houston than anywhere else, right? That is not the case.
Altuve's numbers on the road in the regular season were better in most categories despite playing three fewer games. The postseason numbers are a different story, but if the MVP is a regular season award (and it is), Altuve's production was good no matter where he was.
He should keep his MVP award and everyone needs to get off his back.