"The best marriage is the one that already exists" ... La Pimpi.
If the Rays won last night, thus opening the doors to the World Series, they must have chosen MVP of the Series for the AL title outfielder Randy Arozarena. I also think they will if they were titled tonight.
Arozarena, 25, a native of Cuba, is one of the most complete big leaguers of the moment. Either he takes the ball (three home runs in the series against the Yankees and three more until last night against the Astros) that makes a triple with a groundout to the infield or, with a perfect shot from deep left field, puts out José Altuve in second, when he was trying to turn a single into a double.
Plus, he's hitting 385 throughout the postseason and 381 in the series against the Astros with eight RBIs.
The Rays have exhibited an extraordinary, fair defense, and manager Kevin Cash's ability to manage his pitchers has been precise and winning, but without Arozarena, they would hardly be in the position they occupied last night.
Arozarena thanks Mexico for the experience he needed to play with confidence in the majors. He was part of the Tijuana Bulls and the Navojoa Mayos.
“In Mexican baseball there is a lot of communication,” said Randy, “in play after play the manager, the coaches and the most experienced players tell you how things should be. I thank the Mexicans for how much they taught me ”.
This award has been given since 1980, when it was won by Frank White of the Royals.
Since then they have received it…: 1981, Greg Nettles, Yankees; 1982, Fred Lynn, Angels; 1983, Mike Bodicker, Orioles; 1984, Kirk Gibson, Tigers; 1985, George Brett, Royals: 1986, Martty Barett, M. Rojas; 1987, Gary Gaety, Twins; 1988, Dennis Eckersley, Athletics; 1989, Rickey Hénderson, Athletics; 1990, Dave Stewart, Athletics; 1991, Kirby Puckett, Twins; 1992, Roberto Alomar, Blue Jays; 1993, Dave Stewart, Blue Jays; 1994, there was no series due to the players' strike; 1995, Orel Hershiser, Indios; 1996, Bernie Williams, Yankees; 1997, Marquis Grissom, Indios; 1998, Dave Wells, Yankees; 1999, Orlando Hernández, Yankees; 2000, David Justice, Yankees; 2001, Andy Pettitte, Yankees; 2002, Adam Kennedy, Angels; 2003, Mariano Rivera, Yankees; 2004, David Ortiz, M. Rojas; 2005, Paúl Kornerko, M. Blancas; 2006, Plácido Polanco, Indios; 2007 Josh Beckett, M. Rojas; 2008, Matt Garza, Rays; 2009, CC. Sabathia, Yankees; 2010, Josh Hámilton, Rangers; 2011, Nelson Cruz, Rangers; 2012, Delmon Young, Tigres; 2013, Koji Uehara, M. Rojas; 2014, Lorenzo Kain, Royals; 2015, Alcides Escobar, Royals; 2016, Andrew Miller, Indians; 2017, Justin Verlánder, Astros; 2018, Jackie Bradley, M. Rojas; 2019, José Altuve, Astros.