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    congrats to Dustin Pedroia(and D-Back's Gerardo Parra){#emotions_dlg.cool}

    Parra, Pedroia honored for unrivaled defense D-backs named NL's best defensive team; Royals and O's split AL award

    By Tom Singer / MLB.com | 11/7/2013 8:20 P.M. ET

          Defensive Players of the Year 00:03:46MLB Network announces the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award winners from the National and American Leagues

    Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia and Arizona outfielder Gerardo Parra on Thursday were named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year in the American and National League, respectively.

    Pedroia, who played most of the season with a torn thumb ligament, and Parra were naturally also named their respective teams' top defensive player as Wilson saluted the top glove man on each of the 30 Major League teams.

    Wilson also crowned Parra's D-backs the NL Defensive Team of the Year, with that honor in the AL being shared by the Royals and the Orioles.

    The Wilson awards, the newest in Major League Baseball's showcase, are neither the first recognition of defensive excellence -- Rawlings Gold Gloves were distributed last week -- nor the last.

    The GIBBY trophy for Defensive Player of the Year will be awarded as part of the 2013 Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards, which are based on voting by media, front-office personnel, MLB alumni and the Society for American Baseball Research, as well as fan balloting on MLB.com.

    Voting launched on Oct. 31 and will continue through Dec. 1. Fans will be able to cast their ballots at MLB.com for the year's top defensive star, with no individual league affiliation.

    This was only the second annual presentation of the Wilson awards, determined by a far more analytical approach than baseball's other top awards. In fact, fielding percentage -- the traditional measure of defensive prowess -- accounts for only 10 percent of the Wilson yardstick, with various sabermetrics and scouting measures making up the rest.

    Given that novel approach, the little correlation between the established Gold Glove Awards and the Wilson citations should not be surprising. Only six of Wilson's club winners were among the 18 recipients of 2013 Gold Gloves (although multiple Gold Glove winners from the same club were eliminated by Wilson's one-per-team approach).

    Outfielders were the most popular Wilson honorees, with 13 named their team's top defensive player. One outfielder not thus cited was Andrew McCutchen, who had been a finalist for his second straight Wilson award but lost out to Pirates teammate Russell Martin.

    Martin was one of four catchers honored, tying third basemen for third place behind seven second basemen. Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons was the only one honored at shortstop -- stunning, considering the position is generally considered the most valuable defensively on the field.

    The complete list of 2013 Wilson Defensive Player of The Year Award Winners, by divisions:

    AL East
    Orioles: Manny Machado (3B)
    Red Sox: Pedroia (2B)
    Yankees: Robinson Cano (2B)
    Rays: Evan Longoria (3B)
    Blue Jays: Colby Rasmus (OF)

    AL Central
    White Sox: Gordon Beckham (2B)
    Indians: Yan Gomes (C)
    Tigers: Austin Jackson (OF)
    Royals: Lorenzo Cain (OF)
    Twins: Brian Dozier (2B)

    AL West
    Angels: J.B. Shuck (OF)
    Astros: Matt Dominguez (3B)
    Athletics: Josh Reddick (OF)
    Mariners: Dustin Ackley (2B)
    Rangers: Craig Gentry (OF)

    NL East
    Braves: Simmons (SS)
    Marlins: Donovan Solano (2B)
    Mets: Juan Lagares (OF)
    Phillies: Carlos Ruiz (C)
    Nationals: Denard Span (OF)

    NL Central
    Cubs: Darwin Barney (2B)
    Reds: Jay Bruce (OF)
    Brewers: Carlos Gomez (OF)
    Pirates: Martin (C)
    Cardinals: Yadier Molina (C)

    NL West
    Rockies: DJ LeMahieu (2B)
    Dodgers: Juan Uribe (3B)
    Padres: Chris Denorfia (OF)
    Giants: Gregor Blanco (OF)
    D-backs: Parra (OF)

     
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    Thanks jete02fan for the post and your kind words!    {#emotions_dlg.laughing}

    You are one Yankee fan that I would like to buy a drink.   {#emotions_dlg.cool}

     

     

     
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    Thanks jete02fan for the post and your kind words!    {#emotions_dlg.laughing}

    You are one Yankee fan that I would like to buy a drink.   {#emotions_dlg.cool}

     

     

    [/QUOTE] LOL...thanks IC


     
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    Where is Drew and Ellsbury?

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    Thanks jete02fan for the post and your kind words!    {#emotions_dlg.laughing}

    You are one Yankee fan that I would like to buy a drink.   {#emotions_dlg.cool}

     

     

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    Nice thread, Jete! Congrats to Dustin Pedroia continuing the the dirt dog tradition...literally. LOL

    Btw, cool for Josh Reddick as well. Way to go, Josh.

     
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    Where is Drew and Ellsbury?

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    One player per team, Mr. Math...

     
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    The real surpise is JB Shuck, who ranked last among Angels OF in UZR/150 for all players with more than 500 innings played.  They really could not find a better defensive Angels' player?

     

    Perhaps they did not "fish" through the names on that roster enough...

     
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    In response to redsoxandguitars' comment:

    Where is Drew and Ellsbury?

    Plus your grammar sux. Drew and Ells would be plural so it should read WHERE ARE DREW AND ELLSBURY ? Not that I really care. 

    WE'RE IGNORING YOU !!

    HETCHless

     
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    congrats to Dustin Pedroia(and D-Back's Gerardo Parra){#emotions_dlg.cool}

    Parra, Pedroia honored for unrivaled defense D-backs named NL's best defensive team; Royals and O's split AL award

    By Tom Singer / MLB.com | 11/7/2013 8:20 P.M. ET

          Defensive Players of the Year 00:03:46MLB Network announces the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Award winners from the National and American Leagues

    Boston second baseman Dustin Pedroia and Arizona outfielder Gerardo Parra on Thursday were named the Wilson Defensive Player of the Year in the American and National League, respectively.

    Pedroia, who played most of the season with a torn thumb ligament, and Parra were naturally also named their respective teams' top defensive player as Wilson saluted the top glove man on each of the 30 Major League teams.

    Wilson also crowned Parra's D-backs the NL Defensive Team of the Year, with that honor in the AL being shared by the Royals and the Orioles.

    The Wilson awards, the newest in Major League Baseball's showcase, are neither the first recognition of defensive excellence -- Rawlings Gold Gloves were distributed last week -- nor the last.

    The GIBBY trophy for Defensive Player of the Year will be awarded as part of the 2013 Greatness in Baseball Yearly Awards, which are based on voting by media, front-office personnel, MLB alumni and the Society for American Baseball Research, as well as fan balloting on MLB.com.

    Voting launched on Oct. 31 and will continue through Dec. 1. Fans will be able to cast their ballots at MLB.com for the year's top defensive star, with no individual league affiliation.

    This was only the second annual presentation of the Wilson awards, determined by a far more analytical approach than baseball's other top awards. In fact, fielding percentage -- the traditional measure of defensive prowess -- accounts for only 10 percent of the Wilson yardstick, with various sabermetrics and scouting measures making up the rest.

    Given that novel approach, the little correlation between the established Gold Glove Awards and the Wilson citations should not be surprising. Only six of Wilson's club winners were among the 18 recipients of 2013 Gold Gloves (although multiple Gold Glove winners from the same club were eliminated by Wilson's one-per-team approach).

    Outfielders were the most popular Wilson honorees, with 13 named their team's top defensive player. One outfielder not thus cited was Andrew McCutchen, who had been a finalist for his second straight Wilson award but lost out to Pirates teammate Russell Martin.

    Martin was one of four catchers honored, tying third basemen for third place behind seven second basemen. Atlanta's Andrelton Simmons was the only one honored at shortstop -- stunning, considering the position is generally considered the most valuable defensively on the field.

    The complete list of 2013 Wilson Defensive Player of The Year Award Winners, by divisions:

    AL East
    Orioles: Manny Machado (3B)
    Red Sox: Pedroia (2B)
    Yankees: Robinson Cano (2B)
    Rays: Evan Longoria (3B)
    Blue Jays: Colby Rasmus (OF)

    AL Central
    White Sox: Gordon Beckham (2B)
    Indians: Yan Gomes (C)
    Tigers: Austin Jackson (OF)
    Royals: Lorenzo Cain (OF)
    Twins: Brian Dozier (2B)

    AL West
    Angels: J.B. Shuck (OF)
    Astros: Matt Dominguez (3B)
    Athletics: Josh Reddick (OF)
    Mariners: Dustin Ackley (2B)
    Rangers: Craig Gentry (OF)

    NL East
    Braves: Simmons (SS)
    Marlins: Donovan Solano (2B)
    Mets: Juan Lagares (OF)
    Phillies: Carlos Ruiz (C)
    Nationals: Denard Span (OF)

    NL Central
    Cubs: Darwin Barney (2B)
    Reds: Jay Bruce (OF)
    Brewers: Carlos Gomez (OF)
    Pirates: Martin (C)
    Cardinals: Yadier Molina (C)

    NL West
    Rockies: DJ LeMahieu (2B)
    Dodgers: Juan Uribe (3B)
    Padres: Chris Denorfia (OF)
    Giants: Gregor Blanco (OF)
    D-backs: Parra (OF)



    Mornin Jete, 

    I second Ice-creams comment. You're a great Yankee fan who adds "good stuff" to BDC as well. If you ever lose your directions and land up in Milwaukee give me a buzz and I'll buy a few rounds of local Microbrew !!   Not Blatz. Milwaukee truly SUX but we've lots of great crafts brewers in Wisconsin, so there is never a shortage of great home brew to go round.   

    Cheers, Hetch

    P.S. As Notin noticed as well, you should have informed the Great Soft One that only one player per team was picked, but Softy couldn't count that high or low. 

     
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    In response to redsoxandguitars' comment:
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    Where is Drew and Ellsbury?

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    Neither of them won a gold glove. 

     
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    In response to soups' comment:
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    In response to redsoxandguitars' comment:
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    Where is Drew and Ellsbury?

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    Neither of them won a gold glove. 

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    But both could have. Ells plays a great CF, but comes up short a bit with his arm, but covers tons of ground. As for Drew he may not be as flashy as Iggy but he plays a much better than average "D" at short stop, and made several stunning plays during the World Series.

    Hetch 

     
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    congrats to Ben C......

    Cherington named Executive of the Year Red Sox general manager crafted roster that made Boston go from worst to first

    By Paul Hagen / MLB.com | 11/11/2013 11:40 P.M. ET

          Cherington and Farrell on title 00:04:11 11/2/13: Red Sox GM Ben Cherington and manager John Farrell talk about the journey from Spring Training to winning a World Series title

    ORLANDO, Fla. -- Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington said that after his club won the World Series, he got up the next morning and immediately began making plans for next year. And Cherington said Monday night that he planned to approach winning the Sporting News' Executive of the Year Award the same way.

    "Honestly, the last thing you think about is something like this," Cherington said after the announcement was made at the kickoff dinner of the annual General Managers Meetings. "Obviously, you think a lot about winning. You think a lot about getting into the postseason and doing well in the postseason. That's something we talk about all the time and think about all the time and work toward all the time. And thankfully, we were able to do that this year, and when things like that happen, other things come along with it. And it means a lot on behalf of the organization. But tomorrow morning, we'll just get back to work, and I won't think about it anymore."

    Cherington was credited with a series of savvy moves that helped the Red Sox go from last place in 2012 to the American League's best record in '13. Boston then went on to beat the Cardinals in the World Series. He received 15 votes, beating out Pittsburgh's Neal Huntington (nine), Kansas City's Dayton Moore (four) and Atlanta's Frank Wren (three). The voting was done by a panel of 31 Major League executives.

    "Definitely unexpected," Cherington said. "I was telling people in the room that, obviously, I consider this to be an award for the organization, not for me. Coming off the year we had in 2012, I also sort of see it as usually an organization that does work over a period of time, not necessarily one year. So it's a great honor for the organization. I think it speaks to the hard work that a lot of people have done. It's about our ownership and the people who work for me and [manager] John Farrell and his staff and the players. Sort of the same themes we talked about after winning the World Series. I guess this is just another symbol of a good year and a lot of good work from a lot of people."

    Said Farrell to The Associated Press: "Ben Cherington deserves all the credit in the world for what he has done for this roster. To come in and see the energy and the commitment that the [players] had, the buying into a team concept every single day, and the one thing that really stands out more than anything is just their overall will to win. And that was no more evident than in this entire postseason."

    Cherington is just the third Red Sox executive to win the award, which has been presented since 1936. Previous recipients were Tom Yawkey (1946) and Dick O'Connell ('67 and '75).

    "I'm surprised neither Theo [Epstein] nor Dan Duquette won it, because obviously both had success and a lot of good years there," Cherington said.

    When he gets back to work, Cherington will focus on continuing to gather intelligence. He doesn't expect to make any concrete moves during these meetings.

    "I think these meetings will probably be about just getting information," Cherington said. "I'd be surprised if anything actually happens in the next three days. But hopefully, we'll leave here with more information. I think that's what everyone is trying to do."

    Last year, the Red Sox moved quickly to address their needs. This season, the landscape is different.

    "I wouldn't rule it out, if something's there that makes sense to us," Cherington said. "We don't feel a need to wait. But I wouldn't expect it to happen. I think the difference this year is that the team is a little more filled out compared to the exact same date [last year]. We probably had more holes last year. Not that we don't have work to do -- we certainly do -- but we probably had a little bit more to do last year, so there was a little bit more urgency to get going then.

    "But we're working. And as soon as we woke up after Game 6, we were making calls and doing what we needed to do to gather information and see what's out there both on the trade front and in free agency."

    Cherington stressed that the Red Sox remain interested in retaining the three free agents who turned down qualifying offers -- Jacoby Ellsbury, Mike Napoli, Stephen Drew -- plus catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia. And that reliever Joel Hanrahan and infielder John McDonald also remain on the radar.

    "There's a real interest, really in all six of our free agents," Cherington said. "We keep talking about the four. I guess Hanrahan and John McDonald fall into a slightly different category, but of the four guys who were active players at the end of the year and in the playoffs, we continue to have a dialogue with all four. I'd rather not get into the specifics of the conversations, but we have interest in all of them and we've shared information as to what we might be willing to do, and we've gotten feedback from them. So we're just talking and we'll see where that goes."

     
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    Thanks for the thread Jete...Even if you are a MFY fan Wink

    Although I still say you are a closet Sox fan SealedTongue Out

     
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    Where is Drew and Ellsbury?

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    pulling a train on your mother

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    HAHAHAHA!!!!!  NICE!!!!  I see that Softy is booted off again.  How lonely can the guy be to keep coming here when he's not even allowed to be here??!!  It's getting beyond the 'sad stage' and is now in the 'stalker stage'....

     
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    Thanks for the thread Jete...Even if you are a MFY fan Wink

    Although I still say you are a closet Sox fan SealedTongue Out

    [/QUOTE] LOL...hey SP!!


     
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    In response to jete02fan's comment:
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    In response to southpaw777's comment:
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    Thanks for the thread Jete...Even if you are a MFY fan Wink

    Although I still say you are a closet Sox fan SealedTongue Out

    [/QUOTE] LOL...hey SP!!


    [/QUOTE]


    Gonna be a busy winter for both our teams buddy. Should be an interesting offseason.

     

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