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#1 Alex

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:46 PM

And it isn't who you might think.....

Based on Fangraphs and from Beyond the Boxscore

https://twitter.com/...5076608/photo/1


It's actually a pretty exclusive list, with only 21 players in the majors making it.

#2 JB_Iowa

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 02:55 PM

Actually, that's who I thought it was going to be.

And if there is anyone who missed it, there's a nice column on him on the PP site:
http://www.twincitie...joys-labor-love

Hats off to him (and to his fiancee) for putting their labor to good use.

(Oh, but he could stop tweeting hunting photos any time. :) )

Edited by JB_Iowa, 13 December 2013 - 02:57 PM.


#3 Brock Beauchamp

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:09 PM

Yep, that's who I thought it would be as well. Joe don't run.

#4 Alex

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:10 PM

Actually, that's who I thought it was going to be.


I guess that's true, but for running I was thinking of above average for position. Not sure why I had that stuck in my head, especially since I wasn't thinking that way for the other two categories.

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Posted 13 December 2013 - 03:12 PM

I guess that's true, but for running I was thinking of above average for position. Not sure why I had that stuck in my head, especially since I wasn't thinking that way for the other two categories.


There were just so few bright spots last year -- pretty much had a 50/50 chance of having the right guy in mind no matter what!

Thanks for posting the list, though. Interesting to see the company he was keeping.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 10:26 AM

Was Brian Dozier the MVP of the team last year?

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:09 PM

Was Brian Dozier the MVP of the team last year?


Pretty sure is was Joe and his .880 OPS.
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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:11 PM

Was Brian Dozier the MVP of the team last year?

Should have been, but the award was given to Mauer.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:49 PM

Pretty sure is was Joe and his .880 OPS.


Oh I wasn't aware that the team gave that out. To me Joe Mauer doesn't qualify because he didn't play enough games.

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 12:59 PM

Oh I wasn't aware that the team gave that out. To me Joe Mauer doesn't qualify because he didn't play enough games.


I think it is actually the media that makes the awards. They've been announced but I don't think they'll be presented until January when they have their Diamond Awards dinner.

I also place a lot of value on someone being in the line-up for most of the season.

Dozier did win "most improved" and "media good guy". Story here: http://mlb.mlb.com/n...pr_min&c_id=min

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Posted 14 December 2013 - 02:03 PM

Glad to see 'my guy' getting some good press. He was my favorite player last year.
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Posted 14 December 2013 - 07:06 PM

No surprise here. Wish I could see those hunting photo's though. My season wasn't so good.