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Coghlan, Bailey named Rookies of the Year

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Trey Beamon, Nov 16, 2009.

  1. Trey Beamon

    Trey Beamon Active Member

    Hmmmmm. I guess Simon stuffed the NL's ballot box. :)

    Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan is the National League Rookie of the Year, and Oakland Athletics closer Andrew Bailey is the AL winner.

    Coghlan edged Philadelphia Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ in a close race, receiving 17 first-place votes and 105 points Monday in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Happ, the only player picked on all 32 ballots, had 10 first-place votes and 94 points.

    Bailey, an All-Star in his first major league season, was selected first on 13 of 28 ballots and finished with 88 points. His 26 saves and 1.84 ERA were the best among AL rookie pitchers, and he struck out 91 in 83 1/3 innings. Opponents batted .167 against Bailey.

    Texas Rangers shortstop Elvis Andrus was the runner-up with 65 points, one more than Detroit Tigers pitcher Rick Porcello.

  2. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    I don't even want to imagine Simon's reaction here given the large mancrush he has on Coghlan.
  3. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I would love to know who excluded Coghlan from their ballot altogether. And why.
  4. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    How many spots does each voter have on the ballot?
  5. bwright

    bwright Member

    He's a State fan.
  6. spnited

    spnited Active Member

  7. outofplace

    outofplace Well-Known Member

    That's what I thought. Thanks.

    I don't think it is that ridiculous that one voter left Coghlan out of his top three. I wouldn't have, but it's not insane. (Simon will obviously be arguing that point with me at some point).
  8. spnited

    spnited Active Member

    As a pre-emptive strike to Simon, doesn't matter of someone left him off. He still won and that's the bottom line.

    BTW: I'm guessing Simon is visiting a doctor about now, you know, like that tagline to the Viagra commercial says about an erection lasting more than 4 hours!
  9. TheSportsPredictor

    TheSportsPredictor Well-Known Member

    This douchebag probably wants more for that first HR ball:

  10. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    It IS ridiculous.

    But that aside, I gotta give credit where credit is due. Since they have gotten some much-deserved ripping from me (1991 NL MVP, 1996 NL Cy, 1997 WS MVP just off the top)...

    Excellent job, BBWAA
  11. Guy_Incognito

    Guy_Incognito Well-Known Member

    They got these both right, though I'm surprised that Beckham & Hanson didn't do better.
  12. Football_Bat

    Football_Bat Well-Known Member

    Proof that voters give too much weight to stats, in particular Bailey's ERA. Voters saw his ERA and got wood, and they saw Andrus' .267 BA and drooped.

    Other than that, what the hell did Bailey do? He pitched for a team that finished 20 games out of first and was 10 games in last. Andrus practically carried a huffing and puffing team with his glove to the final week against the ALCS finalists and Porcello was nails all year on the Tigers' behalf.
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