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Josh Reddick of the Oakland A’s finished in 16th place in the A.L. MVP voting

Blogged under Awards, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Monday 26 November 2012 at 9:40 pm

25-year old lefty swinging outfielder Josh Reddick finished in 16th place in the A.L. MVP voting in 2012. Reddick played in 156 games for the A’s last year and he was 148 of 611 (.242 avg, .768 OPS) with 85 runs scored, 32 homers, 85 RBIs and 11 stolen bases. He has now played in 299 games in his first four years in the majors and he is 241 of 986 (.244 avg, .745 OPS) with 136 runs scored, 42 homers, 122 RBIs and 13 stolen bases. The A’s hope that 2012 was a glimpse of things to come out of Reddick down the road.

Bob Melvin of the Oakland A’s is named the A.L. Manager of the Year

Blogged under Awards, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Thursday 22 November 2012 at 6:24 pm

51-year old manager Bob Melvin has been named the 2012 A.L. Manager of the Year. He narrowly beat out Buck Showalter of the Orioles, but he deserved to win the award. No one thought the A’s were going to be worth a damn in 2012 and Melvin led them to the A.L. West title. The A’s were 94-68 (58%) during the regular season and they were 2-3 in the playoffs. Melvin is now 141-120 (54%) in his first two years as the manager of the A’s. I look for him to continue to get the most out of the roster that GM Billy Beane gives him.

Yoenis Cespedes of the Oakland A’s finished 2nd in the Rookie of the Year voting

Blogged under Awards, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Wednesday 21 November 2012 at 8:43 pm

27-year old righty swinging outfielder Yoenis Cespedes finished 2nd for the Rookie of the Year Award and he was also #10 in MVP voting in the A.L. Cespedes played in 129 games for the A’s last year and he was 142 of 487 (.292 avg, .861 OPS) with 70 runs scored, 23 homers, 82 RBIs and 16 stolen bases. A’s GM Billy Beane was openly questioned by a lot of “experts” when he gave Cespedes a big deal last winter, but who is laughing now? Beane as usual. Cespedes is going to make a real run at the MVP Award in 2013, if he can stay healthy.

Trevor Cahill finishes 9th in the A.L. Cy Young Award voting

Blogged under Awards, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Tuesday 23 November 2010 at 9:42 am

22-year old righty starting pitcher Trevor Cahill has finished 9th in the voting for the A.L. Cy Young Award. Cahill started 30 games for the A’s last season and he was 18-8 with a 2.97 ERA and a 1.11 WHIP. He has now started 62 games in his first two years with the Oakland A’s and he is 28-21 with a 3.76 ERA and a 1.27 WHIP. Cahill has a ton of talent and I wouldn’t be surprised in the least bit to see him winning a Cy Young Award or two in his major league career.

Brett Anderson places sixth for the Rookie of the Year Award

Blogged under Awards, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Wednesday 18 November 2009 at 5:48 pm

21-year old lefty starting pitcher Brett Anderson finished in sixth place for the Rookie of the Year Award in the A.L. Anderson pitched in 30 games (all starts) for the A’s last season and he was 11-11 with a 4.06 ERA and a 1.28 WHIP. He whiffed 150 batters while only walking 45 batters in 175 1/3 innings showing that he has good stuff and control. Anderson really seemed to get it the last three months of the year when he started 14 games in which he was 6-4 with a 3.48 ERA and a 1.19 WHIP. He also whiffed 86 batters in only 88 innings in those 14 starts. If Anderson continues to improve the next award he will be getting votes for is the Cy Young Award.

Andrew Bailey wins the American League Rookie of the Year Award

Blogged under Awards, Bloglockers, Front Page, General by chinmusic on Wednesday 18 November 2009 at 5:43 pm

25-year old right reliever Andrew Bailey has won the American League Rookie of the Year Award. This is quite a story as Joey Devine was in line to be the closer but he injured himself in spring training causing him to miss the entire 2009 season. Next up for the closer’s job was side arming righty Brad Ziegler but he pitched himself out of the job. So that’s when Andrew Bailey got his big chance to close for the A’s and he ran with the job. Bailey pitched in 68 games (0 starts) for the A’s last season and he was 6-3 with 26 saves, a 1.84 ERA and a 0.88 WHIP. He only allowed 49 hits in 83 1/3 innings last season while he whiffed 91 batters showing just how nasty his stuff was in 2009. Don’t look for Bailey to give up his closer’s job any time soon.

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