You have to have 2 categories...Without pitching you are nothing....
In order Chapman, Hanigan, Cueto...Chapman because do you remember how agonizing each game was with our $12mil CoCo?? Hanny because he calls just an excellent game & he kept Latos off the ledge & kept him focused...& without Cueto you had nothing to build from...he was the 'Rock' & Bailey & Latos followed his lead....
For me without Luddy we never had a chance to get here...
Hannigan? You guys surely to God cannot be serious.
WOW!!!! That says all i need to know about some of you peeps.
ahhhh...going with a spell check argument....awesome...that makes me an idiot for sure...my bad....mr. hanigan ...he of 24 RBI's in 317 ab's, and until very late in the season, he only handled 60% of the staff...and he is the teams MVP????
He calls a great game. He frames the ball as good as any catcher I've ever seen. How did everyone else handle Chapman? No coincidence that nearly every time guys like Arrendondo and Simon struggled it was with Hanigan not in there. Controlling a staff of guys like Cueto, Latos, Homer and Chapman...talent amuck but those guys need the hand holding and encouragement and no one seems better at it.
He also had a great year keeping would be runners from advancing.
No way am I saying that Cueto, Latos, Phillips, Ludwick and Bruce are poor choices or even wrong....but we won a ton of low scoring games and he was managing perfection behind the plate. No one was overwhelming on this TEAM...he gets my vote.