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2015 MLB awards

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Dick Whitman, Sep 20, 2015.

  1. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    What says everyone?

    A few close races still, particularly both major A.L awards.

    AL MVP - Donaldson (over Trout)
    NL MVP -Harper
    AL Cy - Price (over Keuchel)
    NL Cy - Greinke
    AL rookie - Correa
    NL rookie - Bryant
    AL manager - Hinch
    NL manager - Maddon (over Collins)
  2. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Agree on Donaldson and Harper for MVP. They are probably going to win.

    You can argue either way between Price and Keuchel for AL Cy Young. I don't have a strong opinion. Greinke for sure for NL Cy Young.

    AL ROY may be a bit of a question. Francisco Lindor has been hot recently. Kris Bryant is a lock in the NL.

    Managers, I think Joe Maddon will get it over Collins. But Collins has done a very good job this year. Clint Hurdle, too. Can't argue with A.J. Hinch in the AL, but you can also make a strong case for John Gibbons.
  3. bigpern23

    bigpern23 Well-Known Member

    Collins has done a decent job, but the Mets success seems to be more attributable to the GM than the manager. One could argue that Collins did a nice job keeping his pitchers from murdering the entire starting lineup while they were losing every game 1-0 and 2-1 before acquiring Cespedes, Uribe and Kelly Johnson, but I don't think Collins really been the difference for this team.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Are people saying Harper just for the stats?
  5. Huggy

    Huggy Well-Known Member

    I would say the same thing about John Gibbons.
    bigpern23 and JC like this.
  6. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    It's easily Maddon and Hinch.
  7. Dick Whitman

    Dick Whitman Well-Known Member

    That's a loaded way of putting it.

    His "stats" indicate, accurately, that he's been the best player in the National League this season.

    It's not his fault that everyone on his team got bad at once.
  8. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    Of course it's a loaded way of putting it.
  9. Twirling Time

    Twirling Time Well-Known Member

    Jeff Banister has a better argument for AL MOY than Hinch if his team closes the deal. Banister's team finished behind Houston last year and is finishing strong in September while Hinch's team is in meltdown. And he's doing it without his ace Yu Darvish for the whole year and without his No. 2, Derek Holland, for half of it.

    MOYs don't piss away an 8-game lead in August, either.
  10. heyabbott

    heyabbott Well-Known Member

    Harper will win the Bill James Grand Slam: AVG OBP SLG WAR

    Stats say Harper is the MVP.

    As Boswell said, he's having the best season by an honest player since Ted Williams

    ARod, Comeback Player of the Year
  11. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    I love when Managers play all 9 positions every day.
  12. JC

    JC Well-Known Member

    How do you know he's honest?
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