Well ,it's about the end of the first half, only two days left, so I figured it was time for my first half awards for the MLB.
I use the Triple Crown stats(TC's), don't push crazy Bill James stats on me.
I'll try and update stats and possible picks when I have the more updated stats.
Comment with what you think about it.
Now, this is NOT a home team selection, it is the right selection. You can argue and say, No Ubaldo should win, or No, Josh Johnson should win. Look at the TC stats. Ubaldo is #1 in Wins, Johnson is 6th, and Waino is #2. Now for K's. Ubaldo:? Johnson:? Waino:4. ERA: 4th, first, second. (Stirkeout's are not complete, MLB .com's stat page is updated, but the league leaders page is not)
Wait a second, who's gonna win now? I think a lot of people may just be changing there votes. He's more consistent among the three catagories as a whole, that's why he's the best in the business no doubt. Ok that might have gone a little far.
Yea, he's beating Albert Pujols in all but the RBI catagories, which like striekeouts I don't have the exact rankings. I don't see anyone in the NL who's as consistant in all three TC's than Votto right now.
Heywood, Heywerd, Heyward, how ever you pronounce his name is the big name everyone thought, but surprise surprise, I was right, he can't hit with the big boys just yet. .251, with 11 HR's and 45 RBI's, not bad except the AVG for a average rookie year, but average doesn't cut it when it comes to awards. Sorry, Garcia's 8-4, 2.17, 80 clip.
One more thing about Garcia, he started off the season with his first 4 or 5 starts against the opposing team's ace. And he did great, and continues to do great.
To be honest, when I saw this years edition of the Padre's, I didn't think they would win 5 games. Now, they have 50. I think that's enough said.
In a little more than half the game he played last year, he is almost at the HR and RBI numbers of last year. There may be another player more deserving, but, I didn't see him.
The Miami Heat award is a new founded award usedc in all major sports starting in 2010. It is given to the team that is the best in the league, The Red's are first in AVG, HR's, and RBI's, rightfully earning them the coveted Miami Heat Award
Winner again of the Biggest Clown award which showcases the dumbest act in baseball is Carlos Zambrano who is recieving this award for a record third time(2009 watercooler incident, 2007Michael Barrett fight) for his tirade in the dugout that lead to anger management classes and possible release form a already troubled team. It was so bad of an outburst, it made his manager, Lou Pinella, for whom this award is named for, seem tame.