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Baseball 2022

Discussion in 'Sports Board' started by Terry O'Keefe, Mar 12, 2022.

  1. George Krebs

    George Krebs Well-Known Member

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    They would both be crazy to play anywhere else.
     
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    Congratulations to the Astro's on a well deserved championship.
     
  3. HUSKERMAN-HUSKERFAN

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    The biggest winner in this whole thing is that furniture guy...what's his name Doc?
     
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  4. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Mattress Mack aka Jim McIingvale won 75 million.
     
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  5. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    In an odd move Astros Owner lets the GM go after the team wins the WS. Everybody says that there is a personality conflict between Jim Click and Jim Crane. Crane didn't want him back to made him an insulting offer that he couldn't take. He got Dusty to go with the 1 year deal, but Dusty probably figures that this is the best job he's going to get even coming off a WS Title, so why not.

    Crane also said he would do everything he could to resign Verlander, but that's what he said when George Springer opted out and became a free agent. I won't be shocked if Verlander goes to the Dodgers. Wife Kate Upton likes L.A. and they have a home there. That's where he rehabbed last year.
     
  6. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Buck Showalter was named NL Manager of the Year, over the guy who won 111 games, he also allowed the Mets to lose the Division in the last few days of the season. But hey who's counting!

    Got to give it to Buck though he's been successful everywhere he's managed.

    The New York Mets' Buck Showalter was named National League Manager of the Year on Tuesday night, becoming just the third person to take the prize four times and the first to do it with four different franchises.

    Showalter, 66, has now won Manager of the Year in four different decades, his previous awards coming in the AL with the New York Yankees (1994), Texas Rangers (2004) and Baltimore Orioles (2014). The other four-time winners are Hall of Famers Bobby Cox and Tony La Russa.

    The AL Manager of the year award went to Cleveland's Terry Francona who truly did a great job with the Indians this year, Dusty Baker was a distant 4th.
     
  7. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Since I follow the AL now that the Astros are in the AL West...I have no idea who this guy is, but he had a helluva season and is the Cy Young Winner.

    It wasn't a question of whether Sandy Alcantara would win the Cy Young Award, just one of whether he would become the first unanimous winner in the National League since Clayton Kershaw in 2014.

    Indeed, the Miami Marlins' 27-year-old right-hander swept all 30 first-place votes to beat out Braves' lefty Max Fried and Dodgers' southpaw Julio Urias to become the first Cy Young winner in Marlins history.

    In this age of five-inning starters, Alcantara stood out as a unicorn: He pitched 228.2 innings, 23.2 more than other pitcher in the majors, and the most innings since David Price threw 230 in 2016. He threw six complete games - more than any other team. He pitched at least eight innings in 14 of his 32 starts, the most such games since 2014. His 8.0 WAR easily topped Aaron Nola's 6.0 as the best in the NL and ranked as the best in Marlins history, ahead of Kevin Brown's 7.9 in 1996.
     
  8. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Well deserved, I hope he comes back to the Astros. But I fear he wants to be in L.A.

    Justin Verlander was unanimously voted the American League Cy Young Award winner on Wednesday, capping a brilliant bounce-back season that saw him reach unprecedented heights for the Houston Astros.

    Verlander beat out Dylan Cease of the Chicago White Sox and Alek Manoah of the Toronto Blue Jays.

    With Miami Marlins ace Sandy Alcantara also winning the NL Cy Young by unanimous vote, this marks just the second time that both Cy Young winners were unanimous. Bob Gibson and Denny McLain also won unanimously in 1968, one year after the award started to be given out to both leagues.
     
  9. George Krebs

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    Yankees re-sign Anthony Rizzo which was key to their immediate future. He and Judge are very close so people out here are hopeful....
     
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    I'm a big Anthony Rizzo fan, as are most Cubs fans. He was a huge factor in their World Series run in 2016.
     
  11. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Cards have the NL MVP and the MVP runner up...that's impressive.

    St. Louis Cardinals slugger Paul Goldschmidt has been voted the National League MVP, beating out teammate Nolan Arenado and San Diego Padres third baseman Manny Machado.

    Goldschmidt, 35, takes home his first MVP honor after leading the NL in slugging (.578) and OPS (.981) while compiling the highest OPS-plus (180) of his career. It's the sixth time in his 12-year career that he has finished in the top six in voting for the award.

    Along with Arenado, Goldschmidt helped lead the Cardinals to an NL Central division title.
     
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  12. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    No surprise and well deserved.

    Aaron Judge etched a permanent spot in the memories of baseball fans when he set the American League single-season home run record and chased a Triple Crown down the stretch. Now, he has a final accolade to top his historic 2022.

    The New York Yankees slugger was crowned AL Most Valuable Player on Thursday night, beating out Shohei Ohtani of the Los Angeles Angels and Yordan Alvarez of the Houston Astros. He is the first Yankees outfielder to win the award since Mickey Mantle in 1962.
     
  13. Terry O'Keefe

    Terry O'Keefe Well-Known Member Administrator

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    Well Alek Manoah, the Torono Bluejays pitcher called Yankee Ace Gerrit Cole the biggest cheater in baseball.

    Good way to start the off season! :D


     
  14. George Krebs

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    The Blue jays are totally intimidated by the Yankees.
     
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