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American League Rookie of the Year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Evil Bastard (aka Chris_L), Nov 12, 2006.


The award will be announced Monday - who do you think deserves it?

  1. Jonathan Papelbon Red Sox

    8 vote(s)
  2. Justin Verlander Tigers

    26 vote(s)
  3. Kenji Johjima Mariners

    1 vote(s)
  4. Francisco Liriano Twins

    11 vote(s)
  5. Jared Weaver Angels

    1 vote(s)
  6. Nick Markakis Orioles

    1 vote(s)
  7. Melky Cabrera Yankees

    1 vote(s)
  1. I admit to being biased but I still think Papelbon's 35 saves and incredible 0.92 ERA make him the best choice.
  2. Columbo

    Columbo Active Member

    Saves are next to worthless to me.

    Guy pitched fewer than 70 innings and had a sub-1 ERA... My toes are not tingling... I think it would be a travesty.
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Anyone outside of Papelbon, Verlander, Liriano and Weaver shouldn't get a vote.

    Weaver: 11-2, 2.63
    Liriano: 12-3, 2.16
    Verlander: 17-9, 3.63
    Papelbon: 35 saves, 0.92 ERA

    How do you leave one of these guys off your ballot?

    FWIW, I'd go Liriano-Papelbon-Weaver in that order.
  4. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    The AL candidates are so much better than the NL's. I'd go with Liriano barely over Weaver and Verlander.
  5. EStreetJoe

    EStreetJoe Well-Known Member

    I'd probably go with Verlander as he was a key contributor to the Tigers making it to the post season.
  6. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    And the only one of the top candidates to make it through an ENTIRE season.
  7. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

  8. Hank_Scorpio

    Hank_Scorpio Active Member

    Just stating facts, dooley. By the way, how's those Blues doing?
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

  10. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Weaver was a casualty of the Angels' system. He was called up in, what, April?, kicked ass and was sent down in a numbers game. When he came back up, he continued to kick ass.

    ERA is the tiebreaker for me. That's why Verlander is 4th.
  11. Mystery_Meat

    Mystery_Meat Guest

    I don't think Liriano would have had a sub-2 ERA or close to it had he made it to the end of the season. That's why I'd go Verlander-Liriano-Papelbon-Weaver
  12. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Like I said, however this shakes out, the 4th place winner is the greatest 4th-best rookie of all time.
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