Thursday, November 8, 2012

More BBA Awards...and I don't agree

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance  has revealed the complete list for it's 2012 big league baseball season awards/

Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers finished 1st in the American League voting for the Walter Johnson Award, as the league's best pitcher.

Verlander also finished 1st in 2011.

In the National League, New York Mets knuckle baller R.A. Dickey is the choice of the BBA writers.

Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrell and Fernando Rodney, of the Tampa Bay Rays, were chosen for the annual Goose Gossage Award, for top reliever in their respective leagues.

The Willie Mays Award, the BBA's Rookie of the Year, went to the Washington Nationals Bryce Harper in the N.L., and Mike Trout, of the L A Angels of Anaheim, in the A.L.

Yesterday the BBA released the voting for the Stan Musial Award, for league MVP's in the American and National League.

In the N.L. the Mays Award goes to catcher Buster Posey of the San Francisco Giants.

Here's where I got mad.

In the A.L., the BBA Members chose Trout, over the Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera.

Look, the writers are allowed to vote for the players they believe should win each award, I get that, but the Musial vote by the BBA is more proof that the majority of baseball fans are becoming dumb...SABRmetrics dumb.

Cabrera was the best player in baseball in 2012.

If your a baseball fan, and you voted for Trout, then you have your head buried so far into the SABRmetrics numbers that I suggest you must never watch a single baseball game.

Cabrera's Triple Crown season, in which the Tigers 3rd baseman led the American League in batting average, home runs, and runs batted in, was the first Triple Crown in 45 years....45 years!

I like Mike Trout, he was a fantastic player in 2012, and he's the clear choice as my A.L. ROY, my pick for the BBA's Mays Award.

That doesn't, however, mean he deserves to be awarded as the best player in baseball.

I suggest bloggers stop watching just the baseball highlights on ESPN, MLB Network, or on the Internet.

They should actually try watching baseball games, learn the game's a damn book, and understand how baseball is's been pretty much the same game for a hundred years, or so.

Play Ball!!

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