Baseball for the Thinking Fan

Login | Register | Feedback

btf_logo
You are here > Home > Baseball Newsstand > Baseball Primer Newsblog > Discussion
Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera, Giants catcher Buster Posey win Aaron Award | MLB.com: News

Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers and Buster Posey of the Giants paused from their Game 3 preparations on Saturday at Comerica Park to accept the Hank Aaron Award as the outstanding offensive performer in their respective leagues—the first time in the presentation’s history that both winners were participating in the World Series.

Now the question is whether they also will become the first pair of Hank Aaron Award winners to subsequently win their respective leagues’ Most Valuable Player Award in the same year. Both players also are candidates for those trophies when the Baseball Writers’ Association of America makes those announcements on Nov. 15.

Jim Furtado Posted: October 28, 2012 at 09:49 AM | 9 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: awards, buster posey, miguel cabrera

Reader Comments and Retorts

Go to end of page

Statements posted here are those of our readers and do not represent the BaseballThinkFactory. Names are provided by the poster and are not verified. We ask that posters follow our submission policy. Please report any inappropriate comments.

   1. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: October 28, 2012 at 02:10 PM (#4286004)
Didn't the MVP and Cy Young used to get announced during the playoffs?
   2. Eric J can SABER all he wants to Posted: October 28, 2012 at 02:41 PM (#4286027)
Didn't the MVP and Cy Young used to get announced during the playoffs?

I think they haven't announced the MVP before/during the playoffs since 1925 AL MVP Roger Peckinpaugh made 8 errors in the subsequent World Series; it was thought that the award might have put undue pressure on him.

The Cy Young, I'm not sure on, but it wouldn't surprise me if it's always been done the same way.
   3. Greg Pope thinks the Cubs are reeking havoc Posted: October 28, 2012 at 03:06 PM (#4286041)
Hmm... I thought I remembered it, but maybe not.
   4. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 28, 2012 at 03:25 PM (#4286050)
Well, it looks like they got this one right...
   5. chisoxcollector Posted: October 28, 2012 at 04:00 PM (#4286082)
Was Posey really the best hitter in the NL? He was almost certainly the best player, but I doubt he was the best pure bat. Ryan Braun was a better hitter, wasn't he?
   6. Never Give an Inge (Dave) Posted: October 28, 2012 at 04:18 PM (#4286095)
Braun led the league in OPS, but Posey led in OPS+ (in 6 fewer games) and WAR batting runs. At the very least Posey was a defensible choice.
   7. puck Posted: October 28, 2012 at 05:17 PM (#4286137)
The Cy Young awards will be announced Nov 14, the MVPs Nov 15; is that later than usual?
   8. Monty Predicts a Padres-Mariners WS in 2016 Posted: October 28, 2012 at 05:25 PM (#4286145)
The Cy Young awards will be announced Nov 14, the MVPs Nov 15; is that later than usual?


(When answering, please use "the start of the World Series" as the benchmark, rather than the raw date.)
   9. flournoy Posted: October 28, 2012 at 05:58 PM (#4286172)
The Hank Aaron Award isn't a "choice," is it? I'm under the impression that it's based on a formula like the Rolaids Relief Award.

You must be Registered and Logged In to post comments.

 

 

<< Back to main

BBTF Partner

Support BBTF

donate

Thanks to
TedBerg
for his generous support.

Bookmarks

You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.

Hot Topics

NewsblogSpector: Negative run differential doesn't tell whole story for first-place Cardinals
(7 - 8:01pm, Sep 02)
Last: madvillain

NewsblogThe indisputable selfishness of Derek Jeter
(24 - 7:59pm, Sep 02)
Last: The District Attorney

NewsblogAdam Jones says he was joking about 'airport' comment at social media event
(20 - 7:57pm, Sep 02)
Last: zonk

NewsblogGleeman: Twins ask fans which brand of luxury car they are
(10 - 7:50pm, Sep 02)
Last: Omineca Greg

NewsblogOMNICHATTER 9-2-2014
(8 - 7:36pm, Sep 02)
Last: esseff

NewsblogPrimer Dugout (and link of the day) 9-2-2014
(39 - 7:36pm, Sep 02)
Last: Chris Fluit

NewsblogBrewers prospect plays every position, all in one game
(16 - 7:31pm, Sep 02)
Last: Jose Can Still Seabiscuit

NewsblogRobothal: Tension growing between Astros' manager, GM
(43 - 7:31pm, Sep 02)
Last: Zach

NewsblogNewsweek: Can Baseball Get More Interesting to Watch With Big Data?
(8 - 7:24pm, Sep 02)
Last: AndrewJ

NewsblogOT: Politics, September, 2014: ESPN honors Daily Worker sports editor Lester Rodney
(309 - 7:20pm, Sep 02)
Last: Greg K

NewsblogPhoto of the day: Bill Murray, indy league ticket-taker
(121 - 7:17pm, Sep 02)
Last: Esoteric

NewsblogExpanded Rosters Exacerbate Baseball’s Biggest Issue
(28 - 7:15pm, Sep 02)
Last: BDC

NewsblogOT: September 2014 College Football thread
(6 - 7:05pm, Sep 02)
Last: Robert in Manhattan Beach

NewsblogBPP: Why do people still think Jack Morris pitched to the score?
(33 - 6:59pm, Sep 02)
Last: Johnny Sycophant-Laden Fora

NewsblogTrevor Hoffman's Hall of Fame induction seems inevitable
(83 - 6:30pm, Sep 02)
Last: The District Attorney

Page rendered in 0.2058 seconds
52 querie(s) executed