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    Gold Glove for Pedroia!! Now the MVP as well!!!!!

    Pedey snagged his first Gold Glove award today and it may be a precursor to the MVP that he deserves as well.

    On the down side, Carlos Pena wins the GG at 1st base over Youkilis...c'mon!

    The full results:

    American League
    P, Mike Mussina, NYY
    C, Joe Mauer, MIN
    1B, Carlos Pena, TB
    2B, Dustin Pedroia, BOS
    3B, Adrian Beltre, SEA
    SS, Michael Young, TEX
    OF, Torii Hunter, LAA
    OF, Grady Sizemore, CLE
    OF, Ichiro Suzuki, SEA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K
    Pedey snagged his first Gold Glove award today and it may be a precursor to the MVP that he deserves as well.

    On the down side, Carlos Pena wins the GG at 1st base over Youkilis...c'mon!

    The full results:

    American League
    P, Mike Mussina, NYY
    C, Joe Mauer, MIN
    1B, Carlos Pena, TB
    2B, Dustin Pedroia, BOS
    3B, Adrian Beltre, SEA
    SS, Michael Young, TEX
    OF, Torii Hunter, LAA
    OF, Grady Sizemore, CLE
    OF, Ichiro Suzuki, SEA
    Hello Special K,

    I may have misunderstood the local radio sports station, but isn't Pedroia the second player in a row on the Red Sox after Youkilis to win a Gold Glove outside of his normal position!

    Amazing,

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    Pedroia wins the AL MVP!!

    The kids 2nd year in the league and he's an MVP!! Unfuckenbelieveable!!!

    Pedey MVP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K
    The kids 2nd year in the league and he's an MVP!! Unfuckenbelieveable!!!

    Pedey MVP
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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K
    The kids 2nd year in the league and he's an MVP!! Unfuckenbelieveable!!!
    Actually, K, it's quite believable. Didn't Joe predict it? Robinson Canwho?
    The mounties always get their man.

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    Yaaaahooooooo All,

    Yup, what a start to a career. I wonder how many players in any sport have been Rookie of the Year then MVP the next. Totally AMAZING.

    CONGRATULATIONS TO
    DUSTIN PEDROIA
    OF THE
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    2008 AL MVP!

    Cano who?????????

    Quote Originally Posted by Special K
    The kids 2nd year in the league and he's an MVP!! Unfuckenbelieveable!!!

    Pedey MVP
    Quote Originally Posted by rumpleforeskiin
    Actually, K, it's quite believable. Didn't Joe predict it? Robinson Canwho?
    http://msn.foxsports.com/?MSNHPHTN

    NEW YORK (AP) - Dustin Pedroia could easily be mistaken for a mechanic, carpenter or plumber, most anything except a major leaguer.

    "I'm not the biggest guy in the world. I don't have that many tools," he said. "If you saw me walking down the street, you wouldn't think I'm a baseball player."

    Well, not unless he was carrying his AL MVP award.

    Pedroia added to his ever-expanding trophy case Tuesday, becoming the first second baseman to earn the honor in nearly a half-century.

    The Boston little man with the meaty swing easily beat out Minnesota slugger Justin Morneau, Red Sox teammate Kevin Youkilis and record-setting closer Francisco Rodriguez in a scattered ballot that saw five different players draw first place-votes.

    Generously listed at 5-foot-9, Pedroia has quickly piled up a huge stack of hardware. Earlier this month, he won the Gold Glove. He was the 2007 AL Rookie of the Year and capped off that season with a World Series ring.

    "I had to overcome a lot of things to prove people wrong, and so far I've done that," he said on a conference call from his home in Arizona. "I have to find a way to have that edge."

    Pedroia drew 16 of the 28 first-place votes cast by members of the Baseball Writers' Association of America and finished with 317 points. He was even left off one ballot, while Morneau and Youkilis were listed on every one.

    "You look around the league, there are a ton of great players," Pedroia said.

    Pedroia led the AL in hits, runs and doubles in helping the Red Sox win the wild-card berth. He batted .326 with 17 home runs and 83 RBIs and also stole 20 bases.

    Pedroia became a fan favorite at Fenway Park with his scrappy approach. In a lineup depleted by injuries to David Ortiz, Mike Lowell and J.D. Drew and the midseason trade of Manny Ramirez, Pedroia took his hearty hacks wherever needed — while he usually batted second, he also hit leadoff and cleanup.

    Nellie Fox was the previous second baseman to become AL MVP, in 1959 with the White Sox. No position has produced fewer MVPs overall — just 10 since the AL and NL awards were first presented in 1931.

    Pedroia was the fourth second baseman to win the AL MVP award, along with Fox, Joe Gordon (1942) and Charlie Gehringer (1937). Six second basemen have won the NL honor, with Jeff Kent, Ryne Sandberg and Joe Morgan doing it most recently.

    Pedroia and his wife originally planned to leave early this week for a vacation in Mexico. But with the MVP vote looming, a Red Sox official suggested he delay the trip by a day or two, just in case.

    "I really didn't know what to expect," Pedroia said. "I wasn't nervous or overly excited."

    Pedroia certainly didn't plan on this. He made just $457,000 last season and didn't have an MVP bonus provision in his contract.

    Pedroia was driving to his daily workout when he got the phone call telling him he'd won. Right away, the calls and text messages from teammates began pouring in.

    "It's unbelievable," he said.

    Pedroia became the 10th Red Sox player to take the award and first since Mo Vaughn in 1995. He also is just the third player to become MVP the season after earning the Rookie of the Year award, joining Cal Ripken Jr. and Ryan Howard.

    Morneau got seven first-place votes and had 257 points, and Youkilis and Twins catcher Joe Mauer each got a pair of first-place votes. Rodriguez drew the other first-place nod and came in sixth.

    Morneau, the 2006 AL MVP winner, hit .300 with 23 home runs and 129 RBIs in helping the Twins reach a one-game playoff for the AL Central, which they lost to Chicago.

    Youkilis (.312, 29, 115) was third with 201 points and Mauer (.328, 9, 85) was next with 188 points.

    White Sox star Carlos Quentin, who was leading the AL with 36 home runs when he broke his right wrist in an act of frustration, was fifth with 160 points. Rodriguez, who went 62-for-69 in save chances and recently filed for free agency, drew 143 points.

    Texas slugger Josh Hamilton, who made a remarkable recovery from drug addiction to resume his career, was seventh and followed by last year's winner, Yankees star Alex Rodriguez.

    Tampa Bay first baseman Carlos Pena came in ninth, the top vote-getter from the AL champions. The Rays beat Boston in Game 7 of the ALCS.

    Morneau earned $75,000 for his MVP finish and Mauer, Youkilis and Pena got $25,000 each.

    The AL MVP was the last of the major BBWAA awards presented this year. Albert Pujols won the NL MVP award Monday and last week Cliff Lee and Tim Lincecum won Cy Youngs, Joe Maddon and Lou Piniella were picked as Managers of the Year and Evan Longoria and Geovanny Soto were the top rookies.


    BRAVO!

    Merlot

    PS

    Holy crap...I just realized I have a ball with Charlie Gehringer's signature. I wonder what it would be worth if I got Pedroia's next to it??? That would give me the first and last AL MVP at second base...DAMN BABY!

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    Thumbs up

    Terrible MVP pick, I personally think that KRod should have gotten it, after all he smashed a record that will likely stand for a very long time as well as being "lights out" all year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Merlot
    Yaaaahooooooo All,

    Yup, what a start to a career. I wonder how many players in any sport have been Rookie of the Year then MVP the next. Totally AMAZING.
    In baseball, two, Cal Ripken Jr and Ryan Howard.
    Quote Originally Posted by Joe.t
    Terrible MVP pick, I personally think that KRod should have gotten it, after all he smashed a record that will likely stand for a very long time as well as being "lights out" all year.
    Joe, K-Rod had a great season but he wasn't "lights out" all season long, also blew more saves than both Papelbon and Rivera. Granted he had more save opportunities but that's also a double edged sword because your team is not winning most games by more than 3 runs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Special K
    In baseball, two, Cal Ripken Jr and Ryan Howard.


    Joe, K-Rod had a great season but he wasn't "lights out" all season long, also blew more saves than both Papelbon and Rivera. Granted he had more save opportunities but that's also a double edged sword because your team is not winning most games by more than 3 runs.
    Hello Special K,

    Good point. Also, though a top closer can be decisive for a team, that is because the decisive moment is exactly the position he is usually called into to protect, and so the opportunities are many in fewer innings than a starter. Pedroia not only has to produce offensively over many more games, but also play in the field just about every inning of the games he appears in. And as cited in the New York Times, "he struck out only 52 times in 653 at-bats, making himself a reliable contact hitter. He shares that trait with the National League winner, Albert Pujols, who fanned only 54 times in 524 at-bats." That's 1 in 13 versus 1 in 10 respectively. How many players are there in the league each year who are a .326 hitter with 118 runs, 20 steals and a Gold Glove while playing in 157 games...just a bit far from "terrible".

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/19/sp...1&ref=baseball

    Bravo,

    Merlot
    Last edited by Merlot; 11-19-2008 at 05:54 PM.

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