Team MVP-- Carl Crawford
Best pitcher--Scott Kazmir
Most home runs this season-- Carlos Pena
Most steals-- Carl Crawford
Most RBIs-- Carlos Pena
Biggest suprise-- Jhonny Gomes reverts to his rookie season type numbers and plays pretty well out in RF and gives a nice bundle of counting stats ((24 HR and 12 SB)).
2nd Biggest -- Dioner Navarro plays closer to second half Navarro and hits .270 with 10-15 HR
3rd Biggest -- Jason Bartlett plays defense as expected and pushes the issue offensively to lead off ((like he should be)).
4th Biggest - J.P. Howell gets a job as a lefty LR in the pen and impresses.
Midseason shockers -- Trade -- We will trade a package of prospects for a crafty veteran, who, me being the pessimist I am, will probably not turn out like we hoped in the end of 2008, but will come back and perform in 2009. I have no idea who this person is.
Most important midseason callup -- David Price -- Edwin Jackson underperforms and Price pushes the issue until he gets called up midseason to take over the 5th starter role.
Edwin Jackson -- Edwin hasn't proven that he can be consistent on any level in the majors and he proves the point again as he is erratic until midseason until he is replaced in favor of Niemann/Price/Davis/McGee.
Scott Dohman -- His stuff doesn't impress me enough to think he can be a quality major league releiver and I think he looses his job early on.
Final 2008 Record
78-84, 4th Place AL East