Tag Archives: Adrian Beltre

Thoughts on the 2012 AL MVP race

In a little more than two weeks the Baseball Writers' Association of America will choose the American League MVP race. The common thinking is that this is a race between rookie Mike Trout and triple crown winner Miguel Cabrera, but I wanted to discuss it here before they make it official. Darkhorse Candidates Before we settle on ...

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Yankees Chapter of the BBA Announces AL Hitter of the Year Ballot

Today we unveil the last Baseball Bloggers Alliance ballot, this time it is the Stan Musial Award given to the best hitter in the league. Naming the award after Musial makes sense as he was one of the best hitters in baseball history. A 20-time All-Star and a three-time MVP, Musial finished his career with 3,630 ...

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What Does 2010 ALCS Loss Mean For 2011 Yankees?

What do the years 2001, 2003, and 2010 all now have in common? They all involve deep playoff runs and subsequent disappointing playoff exits for the New York Yankees. Following the 2001 and 2003 seasons, the Yankees acquired a dynamic hitter and veteran pitcher in each off-season, Jason Giambi and Mike Mussina after '01 and Alex Rodriguez and ...

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Red Sox Take Reasonable Gamble on Defense with Beltre

The Red Sox agreed to terms with Adrian Beltre to play third base in a move that clearly has defense in mind.  Much like OBP in the past (see - Moneyball), statistic-oriented GMs have come to the conclusion that defense is the skill that is undervalued in the market. Beltre hasn't been much of a hitter ...

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