Showing posts with label Boston Sucks. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Boston Sucks. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Robinson Cano: Why He Should Win MVP

Since the baseball season is in it's home stretch everyone starts talking about awards. C.C. Sabathia is looking like a front runner in the A.L. Cy Young race. The interesting race to follow this season will be the 2010 A.L. MVP. There are four hitters who can make a claim to the prestigious award: Josh Hamilton, Miguel Cabrera, Adrian Beltre and Robinson Cano. Joe Mauer has the average and OBP to be in the running but I booted him out due to his small power numbers this year, like his .487 slugging %.

Before I go into detail check out the stats yourself:
 When you take a look at the stats you think Hamilton should win due to the large lead he has in the Batting Average category. Then you look at Cabrera's power numbers in awe and think he should lock it up due to his Homers, RBIs, OBP, and SLG while still keeping a high average. Miggy playing for Detroit will deter him from winning this award, I guarantee it.

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
5+ AllStar
2+ Starter
0-2 Reserve
< 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:
Cano 3.2
Hamilton 4.6 in LF, 1.2 in CF (way less games in CF)
Cabrera -5.4

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

Section 203 Sings "Why Are You Gay?"

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

4/7- Yankees at Red Sox: Game 3

  1. Derek Jeter SS
  2. Nick Johnson DH
  3. Mark Teixeira 1B
  4. Alex Rodriguez 3B
  5. Robinson Cano 2B
  6. Jorge Posada C
  7. Curtis Granderson CF
  8. Nick Swisher RF
  9. Brett Gardner LF
LHP Andy Pettitte
18-9, 3.74 ERA against Boston
Limited to a 100 pitch limit around.

RED SOX (1-1)
  1. Jacoby Ellsbury LF
  2. Dustin Pedroia 2B
  3. Victor Martinez C
  4. Kevin Youkilis 1B
  5. David Ortiz DH
  6. Adrian Beltre 3B
  7. J.D. Drew RF
  8. Mike Cameron CF
  9. Marco Scutaro SS
RHP John Lackey

5-8 with a 4.26 ERA in 21 appearances -- 20 starts -- versus New York.

NOTES: Yankees picked up former Padre 1B/OF Chad Huffman off of waivers and he was sent to AAA. Chan Ho Park is "sick" so he will not be available tonight (good news). Joba is available but less likely to go according to Girardi:
“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

News and Notes

  • Check out the Red Sox mugshots.
  • RAB showed us a funny anti-Teixeira video.
  • Baseball America unveiled their top 100 prospects.
  • Sliding into Home shows off some photos of the new dugout.
  • Edwar's MRI shows "mild bursitis" and he will be out for 3 days.
  • Here is the traveling roster for tomorrow's spring opener.
  • Saturday, July 5, 2008

    That was a Little Too Close!

    I was at todays game and I have to say it got my blood a boiling. At least we got a win off of the Sox. While I was at the game I caught some pre-game footage of Joba throwing underhand to Edwar as a joke and I thought I would post it.

    Friday, June 13, 2008

    Subway Doubleheader scheduled for June 27, 2008

    The MLB announced the of this Subway Doubleheader to be on June 27th

    Here is the info courtesy of

    The Mets and Yankees will play a two-stadium doubleheader on June 27 to make up for the game that was rained out last month.Major League Baseball announced Friday that the Yankees will host the Mets at 2:05 p.m. and the teams will play again at Shea Stadium at 8:10 p.m. The night game was originally scheduled for 7:10 p.m. but was pushed back to accommodate the teams switching stadiums

    Wednesday, January 23, 2008

    BREAKING NEWS: The Yankees Spend A Lot Of Money

    ESPN had this to say:

    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

    Red Sox Suck

    There is not a lot of news so I thought I would make a post bashing the Red Sox

    The First Image

    "And The Hills Were Alive With The Sound of YOULKILIS"

    To Next Pic


    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)