Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Welcome Back Jerome Williams

Welcome back Jerome Williams, it's as if you never left...wait, you didn't.  Rather than allow him to hit the open market, Amaro inked Williams to a 1 year extension worth $2.5 million.  Jerome was great with the Phillies over 9 starts, going 57.1 innings with an ERA of 2.83 and a 1.13 WHIP.  However, that was only half his season, as he also posted a 6.71 ERA and 1.67 WHIP with the Astros and Rangers early in the year.  The 33 year old has pitched 9 MLB seasons, compiling a 48-54 record with a 4.40 ERA and 1.37 WHIP over 891.1 innings.

There are things to like about this deal, as he could be a cheap alternative to slot into the 5th spot in the rotation or be the staff's swing man/long man.  If he sucks, hopefully the Phils won't be hesitant to cut bait just because of the guaranteed contract.  Also, I believe this assures Kyle Kendrick Phillies tenure will end.


More pink glove love!!!

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Free Agent Squad- $2M and Below

With a shrewd eye for talent, savvy business sense, and luck, a bargain can still be found in the free agent market. I composed a 25-man roster of free agents signed last offseason to contracts of $2 million or less. Aside from a shaky back-end of the rotation, this team could compete.

Payroll - $26.75 million (via Cot's Baseball Contracts)
WAR - 33.1 (via Baseball-Reference)

Catcher:
Michael McKenry/COL/$0.75M - 57 G, .315/.910, 23 R, 8 HR, 22 RBI, 2.0 WAR.

First Base:
Juan Francisco/TOR/$1.35M - 106 G, .220/.747, 40 R, 16 DBL, 16 HR, 43 RBI, 0.5 WAR.

Second Base:
Brian Roberts/NYY/$2M - 91 G, .237/.659, 40 R, 16 DBL, 21 RBI, 7 SB, 1.5 WAR.

Shortstop:
Justin Turner/LAD/$1M - 109 G, .340/.897, 46 R, 21 DBL, 7 HR, 43 RBI, 4.3 WAR.

Third Base:
Casey McGehee/MIA/$1.1M - 160 G, .287/.712, 56 R, 29 DBL, 76 RBI, 1.1 WAR.

Outfield:
JD Martinez/DET/$0.5M 123 G, .315/.912, 57 R, 30 DBL, 23 HR, 76 RBI, 4.2 WAR.

Chris Coghlan/CHC/$0.8M - 125 G, .283/.804, 50 R, 28 DBL, 5 TRPL, 9 HR, 41 RBI, 7 SB, 0.2 WAR.

Sam Fuld/OAK/MIN/$0.8M - 113 G, .239/.663, 40 R, 16 DBL, 36 RBI, 21 SB, 1.8 WAR.

Designated Hitter:
Delmon Young/BAL/$1M - 83 G, .302/.779, 27 R, 11 DBL, 7 HR, 30 RBI, 0.8 WAR.

Bench:
Wil Nieves/PHI/C/$1.125M - 36 G, .254/.614, 0.7 WAR.

Grady Sizemore/BOS/PHI/OF/$0.75M - 112 G, .233/.654, 35 R, 19 DBL, 27 RBI, 0.2 WAR.

Mark Reynolds/MIL/1B/3B/$2M - 130 G, .196/.681, 47 R, 22 HR, 45 RBI, 0.7 WAR.

Munenori Kawasaki/TOR/UTL/$0.5M - 82 G, .258/.623, 31 R, 17 RBI, 0.7 WAR.

Lineup:
1. Chris Coghlan/LF
2. Justin Turner/SS
3. JD Martinez/RF
4. Delmon Young/DH
5. Michael McKenry/C
6. Juan Francisco/1B
7. Casey McGehee/3B
8. Sam Fuld/CF
9. Brian Roberts/2B

Rotation:
Aaron Harang/ATL/$1M - 33 GS, 204.1 IP, 161 K, 12-12, 3.57/1.40, 1.9 WAR.

Chris Young/SEA/$1.25M - 30 G, 29 GS, 165 IP, 108 K, 12-9, 3.65/1.23, 1.9 WAR.

Colby Lewis/TEX/$2M - 29 GS, 170.1 IP, 133 K, 10-14, 5.18/1.52, -0.7 WAR.

Daisuke Matsuzaka/NYM/$1.5M - 34 G, 9 GS, 83.1 IP, 78 K, 3-3, 3.89/1.34, 0.2 WAR.

Tsuyoshi Wada/CHC/$0.5M - 13 GS, 69.1 IP, 57 K, 4-4,  3.25/1.24, 1.6 WAR.

Bullpen:
Scott Atchison/CLE/$0.8M - 70 G, 72 IP, 49 G, 7-0, 2 SV, 2.75/1.03, 1.7 WAR.

Pat Neshek/STL/$1M - 71 G, 67.1 IP, 68 K, 7-2, 6 SV, 1.87/0.79, 2.3 WAR.

Tony Sipp/HOU/$0.5M - 56 G, 50.2 IP, 63 K, 4-3, 4 SV, 3.38/0.89, 0.8 WAR.

Zach Putman/CHW/$0.5M - 49 G, 54.2 IP, 46 K, 5-3, 6 SV, 1.98/1.08, 1.9 WAR.

Jason Frasor/TEX/KCR/$1.75M - 61 G, 47.1 IP, 46 K, 4-1, 2.66/1.23, 0.8 WAR.

Wesley Wright/CHC/$1.425M - 58 G, 48.1 IP, 37 K, 3.17/1.39, 0.8 WAR.

Zach Duke/MIL/$0.85M - 74 G, 58.2 IP, 74 K, 5-1, 2.45/1.13, 1.2 WAR.

Thursday, October 16, 2014

All-MLB 25-Man Roster

With the 2014 regular season all wrapped up and the postseason nearing the World Series, WSBGMs decided to roll out its All-MLB 25-man roster.  Wins Above Replacement (WAR) was taken into consideration, but was not the only stat that mattered (ex- Josh Donaldson and Cole Hamels were left off the team, despite WARs higher than other players chosen).

Catcher:
Buster Posey/SFG - .311/.854, 72 R, 28 DBL, 22 HR, 89 RBI, 5.2 WAR.

First Base:
Jose Abreu/CHW - .317/.964, 80 R, 35 DBL, 36 HR, 107 RBI, 5.5 WAR.

Second Base:
Robison Cano/SEA - .314/.836, 77 R, 37 DBL, 14 HR, 82 RBI, 10 SB, 6.4 WAR.

Shortstop:
Jhonny Peralta/STL - .263/.779, 61 R, 38 DBL, 21 HR, 75 RBI, 5.8 WAR.

Third Base:
Adrian Beltre/TEX - .324/.879, 79 R, 33 DBL, 19 HR, 77 RBI, 7.0 WAR.

Left Field:
Michael Brantley/CLE - .327/.890, 94 R, 45 DBL, 20 HR, 97 RBI, 23 SB, 7.0 WAR.

Center Field:
Mike Trout/LAA - .287/.939, 115 R, 39 DBL, 9 TRPL, 36 HR, 111 RBI, 16 SB, 7.9 WAR.

Right Field:
Giancarlo Stanton/MIA - .288/.950, 89 R, 31 DBL, 37 HR, 105 RBI, 13 SB, 6.5 WAR.

DH:
Victor Martinez/DET - .335/.974, 87 R, 33 DBL, 32 HR, 103 RBI, 5.3 WAR.

Bench:
Jonathan Lucroy/C/MIL - .301/.837, 73 R, 53 DBL, 13 HR, 69 RBI, 6.7 WAR.
Jose Altuve/UTL/HOU - .341/.830, 85 R, 47 DBL, 7 HR, 59 RBI, 56 SB, 6.0 WAR.
Anthony Rendon/UTL/WSH - .287/.824, 111 R, 39 DBL, 6 TRPL, 21 HR, 83 RBI, 17 SB, 6.5 WAR.
Andrew McCutchen/OF/PIT - .314/.952, 89 R, 38 DBL, 6 TRPL, 25 HR, 83 RBI, 18 SB, 6.4 WAR.

Lineup:
1. Robinson Cano/2B
2. Michael Brantley/LF
3. Mike Trout/CF
4. Giancarlo Stanton/RF
5. Jose Abreu/1B
6. Victor Martinez/DH
7. Adrian Beltre/3B
8. Buster Posey/C
9. Jhonny Peralta/SS

Rotation:
Clayton Kershaw/LAD - 27 GS, 198.1 IP, 239 K, 21-3, 1.77/0.86, 7.5 WAR.
Corey Kluber/CLE - 34 GS, 235.2 IP, 269 K, 18-9, 2.44/1.09, 7.4 WAR.
Felix Hernandez/SEA - 34 GS, 236 IP, 248 K, 15-6, 2.14/0.92, 6.8 WAR.
Johnny Cueto/CIN - 34 GS, 243.2 IP, 242 K, 20-9, 2.25/0.96, 6.4 WAR.
Adam Wainwright/STL - 32 GS, 227 IP, 179 K, 20-9, 2.38/1.03, 6.1 WAR.

Bullpen:
Jonathan Papelbon/PHI - 66 G, 66.1 IP, 63 K, 2-3, 39 SV, 2.04/0.90, 2.8 WAR.
Dellin Betances/NYY - 70 G, 90 IP, 135 K, 5-0, 22 HLD, 1.40/0.78, 3.7 WAR.
Wade Davis/KCR - 71 G, 72 IP, 109 K, 9-2, 33 HLD, 1.00/0.85, 3.7 WAR.
Kelvin Herrera/KCR - 70 G, 70 IP, 59 K, 4-3, 20 HLD, 1.41/1.14, 2.8 WAR.
Jake McGee/TBR - 73 G, 71.1 IP, 90 K, 5-2, 19 SV, 14 HLD, 1.89/0.90, 2.7 WAR.
Drew Storen/WSH - 65 G, 56.1 IP, 46 K, 2-1, 11 SV, 20 HLD, 1.12/0.98, 2.6 WAR.
Joe Smith/LAA - 76 G, 74.2 IP, 68 K, 7-2, 15 SV, 18 HLD, 1.81/0.80, 2.6 WAR.

Monday, October 13, 2014

The Howard- Final 2014 Standings

The Howard- when a player strikes out, commits an error, and hits a homerun all within the same game.  Lovingly named after the Philadelphia Phillies slugger, Ryan Howard.


The Howard 2014 Standings:



  • B. Belt/SFG- 3
  • I. Desmond/WSH- 3
  • M. Adams/STL- 2
  • A. Beltre/TEX- 2
  • J. Bruce/CIN- 2
  • M. Choice/TEX- 2
  • C. Davis/BAL- 2
  • Y. Gomes/CLE- 2
  • I. Kinsler/DET- 2
  • M. McKenry/COL- 2
  • B. Miller/SEA- 2
  • M. Olt/CHC- 2
  • C. Owings/ARI- 2
  • G. Parra/ARI/MIL- 2
  • A. Ramirez/CHW- 2
  • A. Rizzo/CHC- 2
  • D. Ross/BOS- 2
  • K. Seager/SEA- 2
  • J. Singleton/HOU- 2
  • N. Swisher/CLE- 2
  • O. Arcia/MIN- 1
  • C. Asche/PHI- 1
  • M. Aviles/CLE- 1
  • J. Baez/CHC- 1
  • J. Bautista/TOR- 1
  • B. Butler/KCR- 1
  • M. Cabrera/DET- 1
  • A. Callaspo/LAA- 1
  • G. Cecchini/BOS- 1
  • L. Chisenhall/CLE- 1
  • M. Clark/MIL- 1
  • C. Colabello/MIN- 1
  • M. Cuddyer/COL- 1
  • T. d'Arnaud/NYM- 1
  • K. Davis/MIL- 1
  • M. den Dekker/NYM- 1
  • C. Dickerson/COL- 1
  • D. Dietrich/MIA- 1
  • M. Dominguez/HOU- 1
  • J. Donaldson/OAK- 1
  • B. Dozier/MIN- 1
  • L. Duda/NYM- 1
  • A. Dunn/CHW- 1
  • E. Encarnacion/TOR- 1
  • E. Escobar/MIN- 1
  • D. Espinosa/WSH- 1
  • W. Flores/NYM- 1
  • J. Francisco/TOR- 1
  • N. Franklin/TBR- 1
  • N. Freiman/OAK- 1
  • E. Gattis/ATL- 1
  • S. Gennett/MIL- 1
  • J. Giavotella/KCR- 1
  • C. Gomez/MIL- 1
  • R. Howard/PHI- 1
  • O. Infante/KCR- 1
  • K. Johnson/NYY- 1
  • A. Jones/BAL- 1
  • G. Jones/MIA- 1
  • J. Kipnis/CLE- 1
  • J. Lake/CHC- 1
  • M. Leake/CIN- 1
  • M. Machado/BAL- 1
  • M. Maldonado/MIL- 1
  • J. Mayberry/PHI- 1
  • M. Moustakas/KCR- 1
  • M. Napoli/BOS- 1
  • R. Odor/TEX- 1
  • M. Ozuna/MIA- 1
  • J. Peralta/STL- 1
  • S. Perez/KCR- 1
  • B. Phillips/CIN- 1
  • A. Ramirez/MIL- 1
  • H. Ramirez/LAD- 1
  • A. Recker/NYM- 1
  • A. Rendon/WSH- 1
  • R. Rivera/SDP- 1
  • J. Rollins/PHI- 1
  • W. Rosario/COL- 1
  • J. Saltalamacchia/MIA- 1
  • T. Sanchez/PIT- 1
  • J. Schoop/BAL- 1
  • E. Sogard/OAK- 1
  • J. Soler/CHC- 1
  • D. Span/WSH- 1
  • G. Stanton/MIA- 1
  • M. Teixeira/NYY- 1
  • J. Turner/LAD- 1
  • M. Trout/LAA- 1
  • J. Upton/ATL- 1
  • C. Valaika/CHC- 1
  • L. Valbuena/CHC- 1
  • D. Viciedo/CHW- 1
  • J. Villar/HOU- 1
  • R. Weeks/MIL- 1
  • R. Zimmerman/WSH- 1


  • Inside the Numbers: 
    *118 Howards were committed in 2014, the 2nd highest total since the stat's creating back in 2009.  Year - # of Howards: 2009- 111, 2010- 112, 2011- 107, 2012- 129, 2013- 92, and 2014- 118.

    *The 2014 Howard standings will be archived on the right sidebar.

    Wednesday, October 08, 2014

    WSBGMs Collection of Phillies (2006-2014)

    We Should Be GMs was established March 28, 2006 and GM-Carson & Corey have been blogging for 9 seasons now. In that time we've witnessed the Phillies ascend the NL East and triumph over all of baseball and stake claim to being a perennial contender in the National League until plummeting the past three seasons. Many players and coaches have come and gone with some even staying for the duration. This post is intended as a means of reflection on all those men who've donned the Phillies uniform during our time in the blogsphere. Enjoy...

    Record:
    Regular Season (2006-2014) 785 W/673 L (.538%)
    Postseason (2007-2011) 27 W/19 L (.587%)

    Pitchers:
    1. Cole Hamels/SP (2006-2014)
    2. Jon Lieber/SP (2006-2007)
    3. Cory Lidle/SP (2006)
    4. Randy Wolf/SP (2006)
    5. Gavin Floyd/SP (2006)
    6. Jamie Moyer/SP (2006-2010)
    7. Adam Bernero/SP (2006)
    8. Adam Eaton/SP (2007-2008)
    9. Kyle Kendrick/SP (2007-2014)
    10. Kyle Lohse/SP (2007)
    11. Freddy Garcia/SP (2007)
    12. Zack Segovia/SP (2007)
    13. JA Happ/SP (2007-2010)
    14. Joe Blanton/SP (2008-2012)
    15. Cliff Lee/SP (2009 & '11-14)
    16. Rodrigo Lopez/SP (2009)
    17. Pedro Martinez/SP (2009)
    18. Vance Worley/SP (2010-2012)
    19. Roy Halladay/SP (2010-2013)
    20. Roy Oswalt/SP (2010-2011)
    21. Tyler Cloyd/SP (2012-2013)
    22. Jonathan Pettibone/SP (2013-2014)
    23. John Lannan/SP (2013)
    24. AJ Burnett (2014)
    25. David Buchanan (2014)
    26. Jerome Williams (2014)
    27. Roberto Hernandez (2014)
    28. Ethan Martin/SP/RP (2013-2014)
    29. Zach Miner/SP/RP (2013)
    30. JD Durbin/SP/RP (2007)
    31. Brett Myers/SP/RP (2006-2009)
    32. Scott Mathieson/SP/RP ('06 & '10-11)
    33. Eude Brito/SP/RP (2006)
    34. Chan Ho Park/SP/RP (2009)
    35. Ryan Madson/SP/RP (2006-2011)
    36. John Ennis/SP/RP (2007)
    37. Andrew Carpenter/SP/RP (2008-2011)
    38. Antonio Bastardo/SP/RP (2009-2014)
    39. Sean O'Sullivan/SP/RP (2014)
    40. Aaron Fultz/RP (2006)
    41. Ryan Franklin/RP (2006)
    42. Fabio Castro/RP (2006-2007)
    43. Geoff Geary/RP (2006-2007)
    44. Julio Santana/RP (2006)
    45. Clay Condrey/RP (2006-2009)
    46. Rheal Cormier/RP (2006)
    47. Matt Smith/RP (2006-2007)
    48. Rick White/RP (2006)
    49. Arthur Rhodes/RP (2006)
    50. Brian Sanches/RP (2006-2007 & '12)
    51. Tom Gordon/RP (2006-2008)
    52. Francisco Rosario/RP (2007)
    53. JC Romero/RP (2007-2011)
    54. Kane Davis/RP (2007)
    55. Joe Bisensius/RP (2007)
    56. Jose Mesa/RP (2007)
    57. Yoel Hernandez/RP (2007)
    58. Anderson Garcia/RP (2007)
    59. Mike Zagurski/RP ('07 & '10-11)
    60. Chad Durbin/RP (2008-2010 & '13)
    61. Antonio Alfonseca/RP (2007)
    62. RJ Swindle/RP (2008)
    63. Les Walrond/RP (2008)
    64. Rudy Seanez/RP (2008)
    65. Brad Lidge/RP (2008-2011)
    66. Scott Eyre/RP (2008-2009)
    67. Jack Taschner/RP (2009)
    68. Tyler Walker/RP (2009)
    69. Steven Register/RP (2009)
    70. Sergio Escalona/RP (2009)
    71. Nelson Figueroa/RP (2010)
    72. David Herndon/RP (2010-2012)
    73. Danys Baez/RP (2010-2011)
    74. Nate Robertson/RP (2010)
    75. Jose Contreras/RP (2010-2012)
    76. Joe Savery/RP (2011-2013)
    77. Justin De Fratus/RP (2011-2014)
    78. Michael Stutes/RP (2011-2013)
    79. Juan Perez/RP (2011)
    80. Michael Schwimer/RP (2011-2012)
    81. BJ Rosenberg/RP (2012-2014)
    82. Jacob Diekman/RP (2012-2014)
    83. Jeremy Horst/RP (2012-2013)
    84. Raul Valdes/RP (2012-2013)
    85. Jonathan Papelbon/RP (2012-2014)
    86. Tyson Brummett/RP (2012)
    87. Phillippe Aumont/RP (2012-2014)
    88. Chad Qualls/RP (2012)
    89. Jeff Lindblom/RP (2012)
    90. Luis Garcia/RP (2013-2014)
    91. Mike Adams/RP (2013-2014)
    92. Cesar Jimenez/RP (2013-2014)
    93. Mauricio Robles/RP (2013)
    94. Hector Neris (2014)
    95. Mario Hollands (2014)
    96. Shawn Camp (2014)
    97. Jeff Manship (2014)
    98. Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez (2014)
    99. Brad Lincoln (2014)
    100. Ken Giles (2014)

    Infielders:
    101. Mike Lieberthal/C (2006)
    102. Chris Coste/C (2006-2009)
    103. Sal Fasano/C (2006)
    104. Carlos Ruiz/C (2006-2014)
    105. Rod Barajas/C (2007)
    106. Lou Marson/C (2008-2009)
    107. Paul Bako/C (2009)
    108. Paul Hoover/C (2009-2010)
    109. Brian Schneider/C (2010-2012)
    110. Dane Sardinha/C (2010-2011)
    111. Erik Kratz/C (2011-2013)
    112. Steven Lerud/C (2012-2013)
    113. Cameron Rupp/C (2013-2014)
    114. Humberto Quintero/C (2013)
    115. Wil Nieves/C (2014)
    116. Koyie Hill/C (2014)
    117. Ryan Howard/1B (2006-2014)
    118. Mike Sweeney/1B (2010)
    119. Ty Wigginton/1B/3B/LF (2012)
    120. Chase Utley/2B (2006-2014)
    121. Tadahito Iguchi/2B (2007-2008)
    122. Brad Harman/2B (2008)
    123. Jimmy Rollins/SS (2006-2014)
    124. Brian Bocock/SS (2010)
    125. David Bell/3B (2006)
    126. Wes Helms/3B (2007)
    127. Pedro Feliz/3B (2008-2009)
    128 Mike Cervenak/3B (2008)
    129. Placido Polanco/3B (2010-2012)
    130. Greg Dobbs/3B/OF/1B (2007-2010)
    131. Kevin Frandsen/3B/1B (2012-2013)
    132. Cody Asche/3B (2013-2014)
    133. Ross Gload/1B/OF (2010-2011)
    134. Danny Sandoval/UTL (2006)
    135. Abraham Nunez/UTL (2006-2007)
    136. Alex Gonzalez/UTL (2006)
    137. Jose Hernandez/UTL (2006)
    138. Joe Thurston/UTL (2006)
    139. Russell Branyan/UTL (2007)
    140. Eric Bruntlett/UTL (2008-2009)
    141. Miguel Cairo/UTL (2009)
    142. Wilson Valdez/UTL (2010-2011)
    143. Juan Castro/UTL (2010)
    144. Cody Ransom/UTL (2010)
    145. Pete Orr/UTL (2011-2013)
    146. Michael Martinez/UTL (2011-2013)
    147. Mike Fontenot/UTL (2012)
    148. Hector Luna/UTL (2012)
    149. Freddy Galvis/UTL (2012-2014)
    150. John McDonald/UTL (2013)
    151. Andres Blanco/UTL (2014)
    152. Ronny Cedeno/UTL (2014)
    153. Reid Brignac/UTL (2014)
    154. Jayson Nix/UTL (2014)
    155. Cesar Hernandez/UTL (2013-2014)
    156. Maikel Franco/UTL (2014)
    157. Randall Simon/PH (2006)
    158. Pete LaForest/PH (2007)
    159. Andy Tracy/PH (2008-2009)
    160. Chris Snelling/PH (2008)
    161. John Bowker/PH (2011)
    162. Brandon Moss/PH (2011)
    163. Jim Thome/PH (2012)
    164. Jason Pridie/PH (2012)

    Outfielders:
    165. Pat Burrell/LF (2006-2008)
    166. Raul Ibanez/LF (2009-2011)
    167. Juan Pierre/LF (2012)
    168. Aaron Roward/CF (2006-2007)
    169. Shane Victorino/CF (2006-2012)
    170. Ben Revere/CF (2013-2014)
    171. Bobby Abreu/RF (2006)
    172. Jayson Werth/RF (2007-2010)
    173. Geoff Jenkins/RF (2008)
    174. Hunter Pence/RF (2011-2012)
    175. Delmon Young/RF (2013)
    176. Marlon Byrd/RF (2014)
    177. David Dellucci/OF (2006)
    178. Jeff Conine/OF (2006)
    179. Chris Roberson/OF (2006-2007)
    180. Michael Bourn/OF (2006-2007)
    181. So Taguchi/OF (2008)
    182. Matt Stairs/OF (2008-2009)
    183. Greg Golson/OF (2008)
    184. TJ Bohn/OF (2008)
    185. Ben Francisco/OF (2009-2011)
    186. John Mayberry Jr./OF/1B (2009-2014)
    187. Domonic Brown/OF (2010-2014)
    188. Darin Ruf/OF/1B (2012-2014)
    189. Nate Schierholtz/OF (2012)
    190. Laynce Nix/OF (2012-2013)
    191. Roger Bernadina/OF (2013)
    192. Steve Susdorf/OF (2013)
    193. Ezequiel Carrera/OF (2013)
    194. Casper Wells/OF (2013)
    195. Tony Gwynn Jr./OF (2014)
    196. Aaron Altherr/OF (2014)
    197. Grady Sizemore/OF (2014)

    Coaching Staff:
    Charlie Manuel/Manager (2006-2013)
    Ryne Sandberg/Manager/3rd Base (2013-2014)
    Gary Varsho/Bench (2006)
    Jimy Williams/Bench (2007-2008)
    Pete Mackanin/Bench/3rd Base (2009-2012 & 2014)
    Larry Bowa/Bench (2014)
    Rich Dubee/Pitching (2006-2013)
    Bob McClure/Pitching (2014)
    Milt Thompson/Hitting (2006-2010)
    Greg Gross/Hitting (2010-2012)
    Wally Joyner/Hitting/1st Base (2013)
    Steve Henderson/Hitting (2013-2014)
    John Mizerock/Ast. Hitting (2014)
    Marc Bombard/1st Base (2006)
    Davey Lopez/1st Base (2007-2010)
    Bill Dancy/3rd Base (2006)
    Steve Smith/3rd Base (2007-2008)
    Sam Perlozzo/3rd Base/1st Base (2009-2012)
    Juan Samuel/3rd Base/1st Base (2011-2014)
    Ramon Henderson/BP (2006-2008)
    Mick Bellmeyer/BP/Catching (2009-2013)
    Rod Nichols/BP (2013-2014)

    *Pat Gillick/GM (2006-2008)
    *Ruben Amaro Jr./GM (2009-2014)

    Tuesday, October 07, 2014

    NL West MVPs & Cy Youngs

    Finishing up our tour around Major League Baseball, we make our last stop to review the National League West's MVPs and Cy Youngs.


    Arizona Diamondbacks:
    MVP - Paul Goldschmidt .300/.938, 75 R, 39 DBL, 19 HR, 69 RBI, 9 SB, 4.5 WAR.

    CY - Josh Collmenter 11-9, 33 G, 28 GS, 179.1 IP, 115 K, 3.46/1.13, 2.4 WAR.

    Colorado Rockies:
    MVP - Corey Dickeson .312/.931, 74 R, 27 DBL, 6 TRPL, 24 HR, 76 RBI, 8 SB, 3.4 WAR.

    CY - Jorge De La Rosa 14-11, 32 GS, 184.1 IP, 139 K, 4.10/1.24, 2.4 WAR.

    Los Angeles Dodgers:
    MVP - Yasiel Puig .296/.863, 92 R, 37 DBL, 9 TRPL, 16 HR, 69 RBI, 11 SB, 5.4 WAR.

    CY - Clayton Kershaw 21-3, 27 GS, 198.1 IP, 239 K, 1.77/0.86, 7.5 WAR.

    San Diego Padres:
    MVP - Seth Smith .266/.807, 55 R, 31 DBL, 5 TRPL, 12 HR, 48 RBI, 3.9 WAR.

    CY - Tyson Ross 13-14, 31 GS, 195.2 IP, 195 K, 2.81/1.21, 2.4 WAR.

    San Francisco Giants:
    MVP - Buster Posey .311/.854, 72 R, 28 DBL, 22 HR, 89 RBI, 5.2 WAR.

    CY - Madison Bumgarner 18-10, 33 GS, 217.1 IP, 219 K, 2.98/1.09, 4.0 WAR.

    *Players had to be with the same team the entire season (ex- Huston Street couldn't be the Padres Cy Young, because he was traded to the Angels).

    *Pitchers are considered solely for the Cy Young, not MVP.

    *On offense the big numbers aren't all that count, as defense and base running are part of the equation too.

    Monday, October 06, 2014

    NL Central MVPs & Cy Youngs

    It's time to review the MVPs and Cy Youngs of each team in the National League Central.


    Chicago Cubs:
    MVP - Anthony Rizzo .286/.913, 89 R, 28 DBL, 32 HR, 78 RBI, 5.1 WAR.

    CY - Jake Arrieta 10-5, 25 GS, 156.2 IP, 167 K, 2.53/0.99, 5.3 WAR.

    Cincinnati Reds:
    MVP - Todd Frazier .273/.795, 88 R, 22 DBL, 29 HR, 80 RBI, 20 SB, 5.3 WAR.

    CY - Johnny Cueto 20-9, 34 GS, 243.2 IP, 242 K, 2.25/0.96, 6.4 WAR.

    Milwaukee Brewers:
    MVP - Jonathan Lucroy .301/.837, 73 R, 53 DBL, 13 HR, 69 RBI, 6.7 WAR.

    CY - Wily Peralta 17-11, 32 GS, 198.2 IP, 154 K, 3.53/1.30, 2.7 WAR.

    Pittsburgh Pirates:
    MVP - Andrew McCutchen .314/.952, 89 R, 38 DBL, 6 TRPL, 25 HR, 83 RBI, 18 SB, 6.4 WAR.

    CY - Tony Watson 10-2, 78 G, 77.1 IP, 81 K, 34 HLD, 1.63/1.02, 2.5 WAR.

    St. Louis Cardinals:
    MVP - Matt Holliday .272/.811, 83 R, 37 DBL, 20 HR, 90 RBI, 3.4 WAR.

    CY - Adam Wainwright 20-9, 32 GS, 227 IP, 179 K, 2.38/1.03, 6.1 WAR.

    *Players had to be with the same team the entire season (ex- Jeff Samardzija couldn't be the Cubs Cy Young due to being traded to the A's).

    *Pitchers are considered solely for the Cy Young, not MVP.

    *On offense the big numbers aren't all that count, as defense and base running are part of the equation too.