Thursday, November 13, 2008

'Tis the Season for Baseball News

Here's a little more baseball news for you. My traditional TGIF post has been scheduled and I will be laying low for the weekend...

  • You're going to be hearing "well-deserved" a lot with the AL Cy Young award announcement. Cliff Lee, 2.54 ERA, Indians pitcher wins!
  • The Silver Slugger awards have been announced for both leagues. These awards go to the best offensive player at each position. Naming of Wright at 3B for the National League instead of hitting champ Chipper Jones? Bad idea, fellas. And no mention of Carlos Delgado who seemed to come out of a career slump?
American League
C: Joe Mauer, Minnesota
1B: Justin Morneau, Minnesota
2B: Dustin Pedroia, Boston
3B: Alex Rodriguez, NYY
SS: Derek Jeter, NYY
OF: Josh Hamilton, Texas
OF: Carlos Quentin, CWS
OF: Grady Sizemore, Cleveland
DH: Aubrey Huff, Baltimore
National League
C: Brian McCann, Atlanta
1B: Albert Pujols, St. Louis
2B: Chase Utley, Philadelphia
3B: David Wright, NYM
SS: Hanley Ramirez, Florida
OF: Ryan Braun, Milwaukee
OF: Matt Holliday, Colorado
OF: Ryan Ludwick, St. Louis
P: Carlos Zambrano, CHC
  • The Yankees are continuing their bankroll dominance with the choice of Nick Swisher of the Chicago White Sox. They seem to be the only group in the country not at all impacted by the failing economy. For the money the Yanks should stick to looking for guys that actually know how to play first base...

And still no word on Peavy...


Anonymous said...

r there just not any other choices for american league short stops and third base guys? a-rod and cap are becoming pretty long termers. and no ichriro? the dude gets more hits than normal humans whats up with that?

Tara A. Rowe said...

I had to think seriously hard about who Cap is...Geesh. Ichiro does seem to get lots of hits, six in a game sometimes. Maybe because he isn't considered a power hitter? That would make sense except they didn't give Chipper Jones an award and if that isn't power I don't know what power is! Him and Carlos Delgado both.