Baseball writers of America Association and other newsNovember 15th, 2012 by terrybenish
Earlier this week I posted a piece written by Nate Silver on Mike Trout versus Miguel Cabrera. Cabrera won today in a land slide vote by baseball writers of America. The twitter landscape though is littered with really, stupid statements justifying the vote and more decrying it. I’ll stick with Nate Silver.
Baseball writers of America vote on other stuff too. Such as the Hall of Fame admission for players.
I found a great piece on this past summer’s vote and several guys that DO vote that for the most part are jokes. It is a good and funny read. Enjoy!
The Mariners not wanting to be outdone by the Blue Jays and other organizations trying to make their teams better announced today that they have spent $10 million on a new stadium TV, I don’t know the brand nor care, but you get to see a super jumbo tron or flat screen or whatever. The Mariners had a press release on it as did their mlb.com beat guy Greg Johns.
The marketing types were quoted in his piece. Neither manager Wedge nor GM Jack were asked to comment. Chuck Armstrong was asked if the Mariners would indeed try to sign Josh Hamilton. He affirmed that.
Everybody should now be on the lookout for Jack Zduriencik to be hovering near Hamilton’s agent in case he comes to his senses and does not sign with the Orioles.
Reference points on Trout versus Cabrera: 1. Angels won more games than Tigers. 2. Cabrera won the triple crown. 3. Trout is the best player in baseball, hands down, combination of Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle. 4. Cabrera is a great hitter.
Baseball writers don’t work very hard at this or other stuff, with some very obvious exceptions.