Tuesday, October 02, 2007

Maddon 2007

Tampa Bay manager Joe Maddon on Carlos Pena:

The 28-year-old slugger batted a career-best .282 with a club-record 46 home runs and 121 RBIs after joining the Devil Rays in spring training as a non-roster invitee.

"Winning the comeback player of the year award is wonderful, but I really do hope that he gets some MVP votes also," Devil Rays manager Joe Maddon said. "He puts those numbers up with the Red Sox, the Yankees or whoever this year, they'd be clamoring for him to win the award right now. I definitely believes he deserves some kind of respect there also."

The Yankees would be "clamoring" for Pena to win the MVP award? In 2007? The Yankees? At this time of year? At this time of day? In this part of the country? Localized entirely within their kitchen?

I seriously doubt the Yankees would choose their 1B who hits .282 / 46 / 121 over their 3B who hits .314 / 54 / 156 (yes, before you flip out I'm using BA and RBI because that's what voters look at).

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 6:12 PM   2 comments


At 10/02/2007 6:34 PM, Blogger June said...

you know i agree that Number of Face Pimples Between the Ages of 13-18 would be a more useful offensive statistic than rbi, but, you have to admit, 121 rbi .. on the devil rays... is like 4,081 rbi on any other team. (i say this having done 0 seconds of research on this year's devil rays offense, but)

At 10/03/2007 2:38 AM, Anonymous YFiB said...

posada would still be a better yankee selection than pena if he was still with the yankees.

not that pena didn't have a great season... but also, if you're the rays' manager, i guess you want to focus on any positive story remotely associated with the team.


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