Early in the baseball season Corky and I made our predictions for the year. We chose MVPs, Cy Youngs, ROTYs and playoff results. Obviously, this is tough to do and rarely everything comes out as predicted, which is why baseball is so great. Nothing ever happens how it should. Lets take a gander back at our predictions and report the actual results. In this article we will show our picks, their stats for the season, their votes in each award, the actual winners and their stats.
On November 30th, 2010, Jayson Werth declined an arbitration offer from the Philadelphia Phillies. That ended a four year stint with the ball club in hopes of signing a long-term, big-money contract. He succeeded in his quest when he shocked the baseball world and signed with the Washington Nationals, the cellar-dweller of the same division as the Phillies, on Sunday December 5th, 2010. The deal? A healthy $126 Million dollars over seven years. That’s a pretty penny. Then, in a shocking turn of events, Cliff Lee, one of Werth’s best friends, decided to bypass more lucrative deals and re-join the Phightin’s. This must have angered Jayson. Werth has publicly stated that Lee hadn’t informed him of that decision, or even mentioned the chance of it. Jayson was visibly upset. The following clip provides a chance to see what most likely took place the first time Cliff and Jayson caught up.
A month has come and gone in the 2011 Major League Baseball season. This is when all the lucky starts begin to fade and slow starts are overcome. The trip through a long season begins to take form. Some speculate that it takes about a month to really know what you’re going to get from your favorite team for the year. Others may say it takes up to 50 games. We’re going to dive into it at this point. We’re going to provide our picks for MVP’s, Cy Young’s, and ROY’s for each league, and also some input as to why we chose them.
Athlete Spotlight: Frank Thomas
Frank Edward Thomas, Jr. (Born: May 27, 1968) was a professional Major League Baseball player for 18 seasons. His massive stature and long ball ability made him a force to be reckoned with for almost two decades. A long career backed by multiple awards and outstanding statistics proves this man was built for power in the Major Leagues. However, many did not think this was the case in the earlier stages of his career.