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Friday, October 26, 2012

Sporting News MLB awards: Miguel Cabrera voted Player of the Year

Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera is Sporting News’ 2012 Player of the Year, as selected by a panel of 203 major league players.

Note: Three voters will be weeded out for obvious hardcore involvement in

11. Gio Gonzalez (Nationals)/Derek Jeter (Yankees)/Craig Kimbrel (Braves): 1 vote

...However, major league players apparently still favor traditional measures of value over the newer advanced metrics. And so does at least one Hall of Famer who praised Cabrera’s offensive ability.

“He’s the best hitter I’ve ever seen other than (Ted) Williams. He’s just amazing. Watch him day in and day out, he very seldom takes a bad swing. To be able to use the whole field the way he does with power, my goodness,” Tigers great Al Kaline said. “If I could hit a ball that hard to right field, man. Whew. He plays in a big ballpark. How many times have we seen him hit to 440 and the ball is caught?”

Repoz Posted: October 26, 2012 at 05:49 AM | 12 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. TomH Posted: October 26, 2012 at 11:32 AM (#4284188)
MLB players have a long history of seeing the game from the inside.. and ebing utterly unable to unshackle themselves from the slavery of a few basic numbers.
Check out the guys who have been voted POTY before; Sosa over McGwire, Bell over Trammell, many guys over Bonds, Stargell over lots of people, Billy Williams over oodles of great candidates, and the disdain for superstars of the first magnitude with well-rounded skills to be honored. Williams over Mantle in 57? Lou Brock has as many POTY as Willie Mays? ZERO times was Mike Schmidt named? You guys are great at playing the game. But you continue to prove that you don't belong on no HOF Vets committee. Yes, you know the difference between a maple and an oak; however, you have no idea where Sherwood forest is.
   2. bob gee Posted: October 26, 2012 at 11:35 AM (#4284191)
i like the rafael palmeiro gold glove in (i think) 1999 when he barely played first base.

   3. Misirlou shouted out "Who killed the Kennedys?" Posted: October 26, 2012 at 11:53 AM (#4284215)
Yes, you know the difference between a maple and an oak;

Yes. The maples formed a union.
   4. DL from MN Posted: October 26, 2012 at 12:05 PM (#4284240)
If you like these awards, we're going to run the 2012 MMP next month. Looking for new voters.
   5. esseff Posted: October 26, 2012 at 12:20 PM (#4284263)
Yes, you know the difference between a maple and an oak; however, you have no idea where Sherwood forest is.

Mount Davidson?
   6. Rants Mulliniks Posted: October 26, 2012 at 12:39 PM (#4284298)
Looking for new voters.

Do I just show up in the thread, or is there a registration process? For that matter, can anyone just show up for HoM elections?
   7. fra paolo Posted: October 26, 2012 at 12:47 PM (#4284309)
Rants, just show up and vote in both. You'll need to post preliminary ballots.
   8. Rants Mulliniks Posted: October 26, 2012 at 01:43 PM (#4284370)
Will do, thanks.
   9. DL from MN Posted: October 26, 2012 at 02:49 PM (#4284426)
Yes, anyone can show up for HoM elections. Just post a prelim ballot and few words describing your voting process. I'm a firm believer that a good process leads to good results so the election is a little more about the discussion than the ballot.

If you're interested we're voting on 1977 soon.
   10. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: October 26, 2012 at 03:05 PM (#4284433)
Yes. The maples formed a union.

I don't see why they can't be happy in their shade.
   11. Don August(us) Cesar Geronimo Berroa Posted: October 26, 2012 at 03:22 PM (#4284442)
Yes. The maples formed a union.

I don't see why they can't be happy in their shade.

Doesn't matter. They're all kept equal now.
   12. bookbook Posted: October 26, 2012 at 03:57 PM (#4284472)
You do understand you can be 100% anti-forced equality Harrison Bergeron etc? and be a freaking liberal like Kurt Vonnegut (or George Orwell)

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