Michael Bourn

If nothing else, the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners remind us that most voters probably don’t actually watch much baseball.  If they did, Derek Jeter would not have taken home the award in 2010.  If Rawlings has accomplished anything, it’s that they have got one thing right.   The additional step of naming finalists for [...]

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Jay Has CF Covered

by on August 21, 2012 · 2 comments

Despite playing only 77 games so far this season, Jon Jay ranks 3rd among all NL center fielders with 3.1 WAR, and he trails only Andrew McCutchen (6.4 WAR) and Michael Bourn (5.9 WAR).  Without even factoring in the playing time deficit, he has produced more on the field than guys like Dexter Fowler, Angel [...]

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I’m usually hesistant to predict individual awards, because there is about a 20% chance of getting any of them correct, and I’m all about hitting the 1/4 mark.  Then again, this is for the UCB, and I’ll gladly sacrifice quality for quantity in the name of the UCB. American League AL MVP – Robinson Cano [...]

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Follow The Money

by on March 2, 2011 · 2 comments

By my rough estimate, the 6 teams in the NL Central are going to start the 2011 season with a combined $544M committed to team payrolls.  Yikes.  Check out the breakdown: Cubs ~ $133M Cardinals ~ $109M Astros ~ $91M Brewers ~ $84M Reds ~ $76M Pirates ~ $51M If you split teams 1-3 and 4-6 [...]

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