Tuesday, August 24, 2010
Before I go into detail check out the stats yourself:
Even though Hamilton and Miggy are leading Cano in almost every common statistical category he is still my pick for MVP on MVP and here are my reasons why.
First of all WAR. WAR stands for Wins Above Replacement which is a statistic that presents the number of wins that the player added compared to what a replacement player (think a AAA or AA player) would add. This stat shows Cano's value to the in hitting, fielding and base-running expressed in wins.
Scale: 8+ MVP
< 0 Replacement Level
Though Cano isn't leading the league in any common statistics such as Average but he is leading the league in WAR by a good margin. The MVP award is about your individual performance benefiting your team and adding 6 and 1/2 wins to the Yankees really jumps out.
Fun Fact: Cano has hit 23 of his 25 home runs in games that Yankees have won. Cano is batting .311 with RISP as well.
MVP stands for most valuable player not most valuable hitter. Defense is usually discounted when the MVP is talked about. From the three players in the running you already know- from watching baseball- that Cano is the best defender of the group.
Some quick UZRs:
Hamilton 4.6 in LF, 1.2 in CF (way less games in CF)
Playing on the best team in baseball helps Cano's MVP bid. In a season where the Yankees two best hitters, A-Rod and Teixeria, started off cold Cano picked up the slack. He is one of the main reasons the Yanks have the best record in baseball. If Cano reverted to another 2008 like season the Yankees would be struggling with Boston right now for the Wild Card.
Cabrera and Hamilton are both playing positions where most of the elite hitters in the game play, Outfield and 1st base. Cano is a second baseman. Think about some other second basemen in the leauge, the only one that can compare to Cano's hitting prowess in baseball is Utley. You can make the argument for Pedroia but you have to be above 6.0 ft to be considered on my site (and he is hurt this year so stop crying).
You don't believe me? Here your chart:
I hope the bold text on the main points helped people who liked to skim but now I've got you, go back and read the whole thing!
Anyway it seems pretty simple to me that Cano should be this year's MVP but hell if Dustin Pedroia can win it anyone can.
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
- Derek Jeter SS
- Nick Johnson DH
- Mark Teixeira 1B
- Alex Rodriguez 3B
- Robinson Cano 2B
- Jorge Posada C
- Curtis Granderson CF
- Nick Swisher RF
- Brett Gardner LF
18-9, 3.74 ERA against Boston
Limited to a 100 pitch limit around.
RED SOX (1-1)
- Jacoby Ellsbury LF
- Dustin Pedroia 2B
- Victor Martinez C
- Kevin Youkilis 1B
- David Ortiz DH
- Adrian Beltre 3B
- J.D. Drew RF
- Mike Cameron CF
- Marco Scutaro SS
“I’m not afraid for him to go back-to-back at this point, but I’m not real comfortable – depending on how he feels – with him going three out of four days yet.”It is going to be a hot 85 in Boston tonight. The difference in temperature in the 3 games is really unusual.
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
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Friday, June 13, 2008
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
While their streak of AL East titles ended at nine, the Yankees wound up with a record payroll of $218.3 million.
The World Series champion Boston Red Sox were a distant second at $155.4 million, according to information received by clubs from the commissioner's office. The Los Angeles Dodgers were third at $125.6 million, followed by the New York Mets ($120.9 million), Chicago Cubs ($115.9 million), Seattle ($114.4 million), Los Angeles Angels ($111 million), Philadelphia ($101.8 million), San Francisco ($101.5 million) and the Chicago White Sox ($100.2 million).
In addition to the largest payroll, the Yankees have the highest revenue in the majors. New York took in $415 million last year, giving about $100 million of it away in the sport's revenue-sharing plan.
Both the Yankees and New York Mets will receive revenue boosts in 2009, when they move into new stadiums.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
The First Image
"And The Hills Were Alive With The Sound of YOULKILIS"
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What A JACKASS
(click on it to get a closer look)
What a Jerk
(these pics are all made by me use them as you please)