This is all I'm going to say about this.
Silver Slugger Awards were determined by a vote of MLB managers and coaches who selected the opposing players they felt were the best offensive producers at each position in the American and National Leagues. Selections were based on a combination of offensive statistics, including batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.Joe Crede was selected as this year's 3rd base Silver Slugger.
I'm sure he dominated in the stated categories above, right?
However it's possible voters looked here as well:
How is it that we live in a world where Derek Jeter is voted three times consecutively to be the best fielding shortstop in the American League, and voters think Joe Crede had better offensive production than Alex Rodriguez? How exactly is any of this possible?
Here's another example of the anti-A-Rods, the guys who get votes when they don't even deserve them: your 2006 Silver Slugger AL DH: who else? David Ortiz! Yes, David Ortiz, he of the moon landing, he who freed the slaves, the very same David Ortiz who singlehandedly defeated the kaiser in World War I, the man who cured feline cancer. That David Ortiz.
Whoops, almost forgot:
Early word is that Mr. Ortiz will be delayed in picking up his award as he is delayed negotiating a peace treaty between Hamas and Israel.
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 2:42 PM