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Sunday, November 17, 2013

My 2013 IBWAA MLB Awards + Updated Ryan Getzlaf 2013-2014 Season Tracker



AL MVP
AL CY YOUNG
AL ROY
AL MANAGER
AL RELIEVER
1
Mike Trout
Chris Sale
Wil Myers
Joe Maddon
Greg Holland
2
Josh Donaldson
Max Scherzer
Jose Iglesias
Bob Melvin
Koji Uehara
3
Miguel Cabrera
Yu Darvish
Danny Farquhar
Terry Francona
Joe Nathan
4
Chris Davis
Hisashi Iwakuma

5
Evan Longoria
Felix Hernandez

6
Robinson Cano

7
Jacoby Ellsbury

8
Manny Machado

9
Yu Darvish

10
Max Scherzer




NL MVP
NL CY YOUNG
NL ROY
NL MANAGER
NL RELIEVER
1
Andrew McCutchen
Clayton Kershaw
Jose Fernandez
Clint Hurdle
Kenley Jansen
2
Clayton Kershaw
Adam Wainwright
Yasiel Puig
Mike Matheny
Craig Kimbrel
3
Matt Carpenter
Jose Fernandez
Hyun-Jin Ryu
Fredi Gonzalez
Mark Melancon
4
Carlos Gomez
Matt Harvey

5
Joey Votto
Cliff Lee

6
Paul Goldschmidt

7
Troy Tulowitzki

8
Jose Fernandez

9
Yasiel Puig

10
Yadier Molina


In retrospect the only changes I would make would be moving Scherzer ahead of Sale for AL Cy; moving Max ahead of Darvish for AL MVP; moving Goldschmidt up some in NL MVP voting; and moving Molina up as well.

That's not to say Sale was unworthy, as I believe Scherzer, Sale, Iwakuma, Darvish, and King Felix all had great cases to be made. I've just changed my mind ever so slightly after some further examination and thought.

The AL Cy Young and NL MVP votes were by far the toughest, as each race had at least 5 excellent candidates you could make a case for.

Oh, and Mike Trout is by far the best and most valuable player in baseball, and he didn't win a major award. There's something fundamentally wrong with that. Unless you truly believe he "didn't do enough to get his team into the postseason," in which case you need help unrelated to baseball.

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In other news, I've updated the Ryan Getzlaf Season Tracker on the right sidebar so that it's aligned with the current 2013-2014 season.

2 comments:

  1. I read your Yahoo articles and have ventured over to this page too and I must say that I am a little bit baffled by your voting on some of these awards. Your whole take seems to be that you are extremely analytical and you have a very intelligent take on the sport because numbers do not lie, and you follow the numbers. No reliance on observations, gut feelings, or personal opinions. Given your take on all things baseball I am surprised that you would pick Jansen as the top National League relief pitcher. This vote, I dare say, borders on a hometown vote. Kimbrel had a better ERA+, WAR, H/9, SO/9, etc. Kenley had a better WHIP and his team did make the playoffs, but surely that's not why you voted him first. Melancon also had a better ERA+ than Jansen too.

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  2. I am biased in this case, no doubt, but Kenley and Kimbrel were not so far apart that it is on the level of Trout losing to Cabrera.

    It's not like I picked Brandon League. :o

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