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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. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Liriano was the BEST pitcher in baseball for a significant portion of the season.

    Verlander faded, but still pitched, and you have to credit him for that.

    Papelbon should finish behind both of them, whatever order 1-2 goes.
  2. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    Wasn't Weaver just the 2nd half version of Liriano's first half? I vote Verlander-Liriano-Weaver, with Papelbon having the greatest season ever to be left off a ballot, but going into next year, Weaver's the one I want.
  3. loveyabye

    loveyabye Guest

    Yay me!

    " Verlander, a right-hander, was a runaway winner in the American League over Boston pitcher Jonathan Papelbon. "
  4. Oz

    Oz Well-Known Member

    Wow. Verlander was placed first on 26 of the 28 ballots.
  5. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Wow. Johjima placed higher than Weaver. A sign that some writers are idiots.
  6. zeke12

    zeke12 Guest

    Another sign is Papelbon ahead of Liriano, but whatever.

    Verlander deserved it. Didn't think it would be that decisive, though.
  7. buckweaver

    buckweaver Active Member

    Verlander's the only one that went the whole season. This can't be much of a surprise.

    Even though Papelbon pitched plenty of the season to be a real candidate, "shutting him down" is not a phrase associated with award winners. Liriano and Weaver suffered from the same concept: just weren't around long enough.

    The Johjima vote, however, was completely foolish.
  8. KP

    KP Active Member

    Who picked Markakis as ROY? If any position player deserved (and he wouldn't have been in my top 3), but Melky Cabrera would have been highest for me. Stabilized one of the corner OF spots while Yanks battled big injury problems.

    Six Marlins got at least 1 point.
  9. WSKY

    WSKY Member

    I got a Verlander to sign hat (no I was not working at the time) this summer at a Oakland game, should I sell it on ebay? How much should I start bid at? $6.59?
  10. Flying Headbutt

    Flying Headbutt Moderator Staff Member

    Markakis out-hit Cabrera. I'm surprised you're the first one to mention Markakis to be honest. Look up his numbers. He sucked ass for two months and then did a complete 180. Played a good RF, has a really good arm, and by the end of the year was hitting .300. He's a future all-star. No way would I say Cabrera is.
  11. KP

    KP Active Member

    My point about Cabrera was he stepped in when Matsui went down and helped them avoid going into a total nosedive. In the end, I agree, Markakis will be a better player. Just thought Cabrera helped the Yanks win a division title, while Markakis helped the O's to their annual fourth place finish. My judgment may also be clouded by the Red Sox fan in me, Cabrera had the better numbers against the Sox.
  12. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Yeah, you were the only one who foresaw that.
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