Is it me or is there something wrong with the picture I'm seeing for the awards show?
Pat Suzuki should be the NL MVP hands down but I am wondering how Polin
Ordaz is even in the list. No offense Pratt and M City but how does a
player that doesn't qualify at a position even rate a look?
MVP is much tougher, Del Alvarez has the numbers but I am more inclined
to go with Shayne Marte because he isn't a DH. At least I can see why
Tomas Ramirez is on the list though I am not sure it is overly
Ruben Fernandez should be the #1 choice for
the AL Cy Young because of his numbers but then again I like Alex
Ramirez because of where he plays. Home park advantage shouldn't always
NL Cy Young is real easy, No Ivan and Reagan Mathews with a return to his actual form.
Paul Zhang will probably win the AL Rookie award but Victor Pose may win a Cy Young one day.
In the NL, a Houston player will win Rookie honors and Rick Ramsay is the leading candidate.
Gold Glove at 1B has me a bit puzzled also. Tyreace French gets the
hardware but I can't figure out how. French has 5 errors and 18 plus
plays while Leo Rodney only had 2 errors and 18 plus plays, Rick Ramsay
had 2 errors and 17 plus plays and both had a better RF and fielding
percentage. Alvin Coleman winning the award at SS is almost another
puzzler as how he got enough innings to qualify starting only 56 games.
Hatcher an AL GG catcher, someone give me a break, there were several
better. I am also a little perturbed about 1B in the AL. Maybe I can see
Philip Koch over Rob Key barely but not Peter Knight. Little Rock got
mugged on that one I think.
Speaking of oddities I ran across Peter Brock while doing some research. Amazing, .232 average and an under .300 OBP but yet scores 100 runs, 88 RBI's with 33 dingers and kept his strike out total under 100. What is so strange about that? He had 140 hits and 40 walks, throw in HBP and reaching on an error, he may have been on base 200 times. That means he scored 50% of the time or better.