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|Nov-16-16|| ||WannaBe: We have 4 of the (previous winners) 5 named... Anyone gonna come up with the 5th?? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?|
Not giving any clue(s) until later in the week.
|Nov-16-16|| ||saffuna: Buhner? He wasn't even a pitcher.|
|Nov-17-16|| ||Deus Ex Alekhina: Something screwy with the voting system? Election rigged? Just read super-model Kate Upton's tweet about the Cy Young: " I thought I was the only one allowed to (bleep) Justin Verlander" Yowza.|
|Nov-17-16|| ||WannaBe: As far as I can tell, NFL is the only major sport (league) that does not use 1st - 2nd - 3rd - 4th - 5th voting system/method.|
This 'controversy' (with Kate Upton and her comments) is because Porcello had less 1st place votes than Verlander, but Porcello were able to make that up with 2nd and 3rd place votes.
Plus two Major League Baseball writers from Florida (Tampa) didn't have Verlander listed on their ballot.
(Why is it always Florida when an election of any sort and controversy starts?? Enquiring minds want to know.)
|Nov-17-16|| ||saffuna: It's perfectly reasonable not to include Verlander as one of the three best. 16-9, 3.00 ERA isn't overwhelming good.|
Porcello had great run support and the same ERA, but still, 22-4 is hard to ignore.
There have been numerous cases of the award winner not getting the most first-place votes.
|Nov-17-16|| ||Penguincw: < We have 4 of the (previous winners) 5 named... Anyone gonna come up with the 5th?? Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? >|
Being a Blue Jays fan, I can tell you the 5th one is Roy Halladay.
Regarding the AL Cy Young winner, Porcello would've been my pick (WL record can be very appealing you know). I would also like to consider Happ and Sanchez contenders as well, but you can only have 3 finalists.
Also, some guy, who is 6/6 in predicting award winners this year (rather that, or he just knows the results in advance), is calling his shot again for MVPs: Bryant and Trout edging Betts, by placing 1st or 2nd on every voter's ballot. We shall see...
|Nov-17-16|| ||WannaBe: Good job <Penguincw> Roy (Doc) Halladay is the 5th name.|
|Nov-17-16|| ||saffuna: I didn't remember Halladay had won in the NL.
And for the Al Cy Young, what about Zach Britton. 0.54 ERA in 67 innings.
|Nov-17-16|| ||Travis Bickle: Hey Phony, when are they going to pick, (Kris Bryant), the MVP of the National league? ; P|
|Nov-17-16|| ||WannaBe: Trout and Bryant won MVP.|
|Nov-17-16|| ||Phony Benoni: Travis, there were just waiting for <WannaBe> to warm up his Announcement Cmachine.|
|Nov-17-16|| ||Penguincw: And what do you know, Trout and Bryant do win, so Bob Nightengale goes 8/8, although I don't think Trout placed top 2 in <every> ballot.|
|Nov-17-16|| ||WannaBe: K. Bryant
2013 College Player of the Year
2014 Minor League Player of the Year
2015 NL Rookie of the Year
2016 NL MVP
2017 Oscar for Best Actor
2018 Nobel Prize for Economics
2019 UN Ambassador to Mars
2020 Elected US President
|Nov-18-16|| ||WannaBe: Pretty scary if you think about it..
Trout 25 (5-years MLB experience) and then K. Bryant 24 (2-years MLB experience).
Trout already have 2 MVPs, Bryant just got play-off and regular season MVPs. When free agency come around for these two young men, what will the market rate be?
40M/year? 45M/year? A-Rod signed $275 million over 10-years with the Yankees back in 2007.
In 2015 Dodgers paid Kershaw 32.5M, Detroit paid Verlander 28M, Philadelphia paid R. Howard 25M...
|Nov-18-16|| ||saffuna: <Trout already have 2 MVPs, Bryant just got play-off and regular season MVPs. When free agency come around for these two young men, what will the market rate be?>|
The Cubs get to keep Bryant an extra year because they waited to a certain date to bring him up last year. Some people were upset with the Cubs, but it made sense to me.
|Nov-26-16|| ||Travis Bickle: Hey Phony, here's The Champs 1st Hot Stove rumor..|
|Nov-26-16|| ||saffuna: What? Cubs are trading Bryant and Zobrist?|
|Nov-26-16|| ||Travis Bickle: Saffy, don't scare me like that! ; P|
|Nov-29-16|| ||WannaBe: The "Mystery" of the walk-off triple:
Very interesting read. Especially (for me) the part about playing bottom of the 9th in the 1800s.
|Nov-30-16|| ||WannaBe: No baseball stoppage!!
|Dec-01-16|| ||WannaBe: World Series home field will no longer be tied to All-Star game result, plus other changes:|
(However, this is not official, as it is not signed by both parties, yet)
|Dec-01-16|| ||Penguincw: Ah yes, finally MLB does that. Of course, it does remove value for the ASG, now that home field advantage is no longer on the line, but I guess the issue with fan polling and all is no longer a big issue. And I doubt that attendance and audience will decrease as a result of this, so good move MLB!|
|Dec-01-16|| ||WannaBe: ASG is no more than a (fancy) exhibition game. If it's a tie after 9, 10, 11, 12th innings, so be it.|
I don't need (to see) a definite winner, especially when the game have 30 position/pitching changes, and takes longer to play than an US Election recount... =))
|Dec-01-16|| ||OhioChessFan: I didn't care the year the ASG ended in a tie. I never understood the uproar. What, you want to hurt a pitcher letting him go too long, or a field blow his arm trying to pitch?|
|Dec-01-16|| ||OhioChessFan: * fielder|
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