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    Silver Sluggers

    They'll be announced (for both leagues) later today at 6 pm eastern on MLB Network. Anyone wanna make any predictions? Think one or two Reds could be named?
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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    I would think that Votto will probably win one at first base; Rolen might have an outside shot at the third base Silver Slugger.

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    I think Votto will win 1B. I don't see anyone else picking one up unless Rolen or Leake surprises us. Leake probably won't win it but when you look at pitcher he and Gallardo should be the only ones in the mix.

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    It would be contradictory for Votto to win Hank Aaron (best hitter in the league) but not silver slugger (best hitter at his position)

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    It would be contradictory for Votto to win Hank Aaron (best hitter in the league) but not silver slugger (best hitter at his position)

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    Are they voted on by the same people? If not, then it wouldn't exactly be contradictory.

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    You're right, Doug. HA is fan voting. However, it still would be Bush league for JV not to win SS.

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    Quote Originally Posted by Redsfan320 View Post
    You're right, Doug. HA is fan voting. However, it still would be Bush league for JV not to win SS.

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    I wouldn't be too bothered if Pujols won the award to be honest. The numbers are very close and Votto plays in a more hitter friendly park. While Votto hit better on the road than at home, he was still helped by his home park. So there is certainly an argument to be made that it isn't completely clear cut.

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    Quote Originally Posted by dougdirt View Post
    I wouldn't be too bothered if Pujols won the award to be honest. The numbers are very close and Votto plays in a more hitter friendly park. While Votto hit better on the road than at home, he was still helped by his home park. So there is certainly an argument to be made that it isn't completely clear cut.
    So who do you think should get it? I'd say Votto. But those IBB of Albert are hard to ignore.

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    The way the Gold Gloves are given out, the Silver Sluggers are almost redundant.
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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    Pujols gets the award at 1B

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    A mockery of the game. Put the top 10 payroll teams in their own league. With their own budgets. And their own awards. And their own playoffs. A league where you can give Jeter and Pujols GGs and SSs respectively for 100 years.

    Votto should be league MVP. For the coaches and managers not to give him SS-

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    NL's most potent offense had no Silver Sluggers.

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    Quote Originally Posted by John Fay
    Harold Reynolds just said on MLB Network that Pujols’ numbers were better. Harold, meet OPS. OPS, meet Harold.
    Exact same thing I thought.

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    Sometimes baseball people are too stupid and clueless for words. *shakes head*
    "I tried to play golf, but I found out I wasn't very good." -Joey Votto on his offseason hobby search

    An MLB.com reporter asked what one thing Votto couldn’t do. “I can’t skate or play hockey,” Votto said. “Well, I can skate ... but I can’t stop.”

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    Re: Silver Sluggers

    I saw this coming from a mile away.


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