I called out Albert Pujols when he said that Tom Glavine "wasn't that good," even though Glavine dominated the Cards in Game 1 of the NLCS.
Now, Pujols is still whining like a brat as he complains that only players on playoff teams should win MVP. Philadelphia's Ryan Howard won the MVP over Pujos, and the Phillies did not make the playoffs. So really, Pujols' argument is that People Not Named Albert Pujols Shouldn't Win MVP. That is some bullshit.
It's not as if the Phillies were horrible. They were in the wild card race until the end of the season. And the Cardinals barely made the playoffs as it is. If Pujols really thinks he was MVP-worthy because his team made the playoffs, then show up for the playoffs. Pujols did not play like any MVP in the postseason. Hell, half the time, he was useless. If he was that deserving of the MVP because his team made the playoffs, he should have been the World Series MVP. He wasn't. David Eckstein was.
There's no doubt in my mind that Ryan Howard was the most deserving man as NL MVP. Time and time again, he delivered crucial hits and home runs when the Phillies needed it. You couldn't stop him. If we're going to look at the playoffs to determine MVPs, Pujols' playoff performance didn't help his bid.
Oh, and 58 homers. Beat that, Albert.