Major League Baseball begins its awards for the 2013 regular season with Monday’s announcement of the respective Rookie of the Year in each league. Here at the VORG, we have rather unique criteria for our version of the ROY awards. The winners just have to have done something interesting/quirky. Over in the National League, Brewers’ … Read more2013 VORG Rookie of the Year awards
My preseason picks for the 2012 awards were included in ESPN’s Sweet Spot blogger network tabulations. Here is my full ballot as I submitted it: Top 5 AL MVP 1. EVAN LONGORIA 2. JACOBY ELLSBURY 3. ALBERT PUJOLS 4. IAN KINSLER 5. ERIC HOSMER Top 3 AL Cy Young 1. JERED WEAVER 2. MATT MOORE … Read moreVORG’s 2012 Preseason Award Predictions
So, Prince Fielder is now the “The Round Mound of Motown” (copyright pending). Those debating the wisdom of his new contract are focused on his weight, and pointing out that heavier players don’t age as well as their skinnier counterparts. To help quantify the differences between players with and without “scale issues”, the VORG, in … Read moreA Weighty New Metric
In the midst of researching material for the VORG World Series Preview, I came upon the fact that Albert Pujols finished the year at .299, with 37 homers and 99 RBI. I noted that he was the first player in history to finish one point short of .300 AND one RBI short of 100 in … Read moreCongrats on Just Missing the 30-100-.300 Club!