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Urban Cohorts wrote:AL
P - Jake Peavy & Jeremy Hellickson (tie) - TBH I know nothing about pitchers!
C - Matt Wieters (2) - Deserving
1B - Mark Teixeira (5) - Deserving
2B - Robinson Canó (2) - Deserving
SS - J.J. Hardy - Not my first choice, but not crazy
3B - Adrián Beltré (4) - Deserving
LF - Alex Gordon (2) - Deserving
CF - Adam Jones (2) - WTF? No Trout? No Jackson?
RF - Josh Reddick - Not sure about this one, flew under my radar for sure. Thoughts?
P - Mark Buehrle (4) - Sure, why not
C - Yadier Molina (5) - Deserving
1B - Adam LaRoche - No Votto?
2B - Darwin Barney - YES, YES, YES - GOOD JOB!
SS - Jimmy Rollins (4) - Not as bad as Jones winning, but horrible
3B - Chase Headley - Are you kidding me? David Wright ring a bell?
LF - Carlos Gonzalez (2) - Deserving
CF - Andrew McCutchen - Bourn should have won
RF - Jason Heyward - Not sure
HOOTIE wrote:The fact Trout didn't win, and Cano did, shows GG are the worst awards given each year.
GiantsFan14 wrote:HOOTIE wrote:The fact Trout didn't win, and Cano did, shows GG are the worst awards given each year.
Don't see the problem with Cano winning, at least according to defensive metrics. If you wanted to complain about silly picks you coulda gone with Adam Jones or Jimmy Rollins.
Skin Blues wrote:And what is it about the award for CF and SS? The two most important positions, and they just mangled the voting for them.
McCutchen and Jones are horrible choices. I'm not even talking about Trout getting the award, because he wasn't even the best CF on his own team. There are plenty of other deserving players. In the NL you have Bourn who should have been the most unanimous choice at any position, by far. And he's actually a good hitter, which is what stops most ace defenders from getting GG awards. Boggles the mind.
And then SS. Oh boy. Hardy is not a terrible choice, but what on earth does Brendan Ryan have to do to win an award? He's been the best SS in baseball for quite some time and it's not really a secret. And in the NL you have a trifecta of great shortstops with great range in Crawford/Cozart/Barmes, leading in pretty much every advanced metric, and they go and give it to the aging has-been. OK, he's still a damn good overall player, but wasn't an undeserved MVP enough recognition for the guy?
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