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  • Bryce Wins the ROY In the NL

    Not really a surprise Congrats to both the ROY Winners
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  • #2
    Both are well deserving.
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    • #3
      I'd have gone with Wade Miley, personally. Not that Harper was a poor choice.
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
        I'd have gone with Wade Miley, personally. Not that Harper was a poor choice.
        Why?.......
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        • #5
          Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
          Why?.......
          Well for one, Miley had an excellent season, with a 3.33 ERA/125 ERA+ in 194.2 IP, while striking out 144 and walking just 37 on his way to a 16-11 record, while Harper's .256/.320/.446 line from June 13 on wasn't nearly as impressive to me, though his overall batting line was obviously quite good for a kid his age. Again, not a poor choice, but not better than Miley, if you ask me. I'd place Harper and Frazier in a very close 2nd/3rd.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
            Well for one, Miley had an excellent season, with a 3.33 ERA/125 ERA+ in 194.2 IP, while striking out 144 and walking just 37 on his way to a 16-11 record, while Harper's .256/.320/.446 line from June 13 on wasn't nearly as impressive to me, though his overall batting line was obviously quite good for a kid his age. Again, not a poor choice, but not better than Miley, if you ask me. I'd place Harper and Frazier in a very close 2nd/3rd.
            Interesting. I remember Last year when Helly had more or less the same line had a lower ERA but people said it wasn't good enough.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by RaysFan_98 View Post
              Interesting. I remember Last year when Helly had more or less the same line had a lower ERA but people said it wasn't good enough.
              Not sure what one has to do with the other, but Miley did strike out more and walk fewer. Hellickson gave up fewer hits, but more home runs. I might have preferred Trumbo last year, if only because he was my preseason pick, but I have/had no issue with Hellickson winning.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                Not sure what one has to do with the other, but Miley did strike out more and walk fewer. Hellickson gave up fewer hits, but more home runs. I might have preferred Trumbo last year, if only because he was my preseason pick, but I have/had no issue with Hellickson winning.
                And ERA+ was 128 (Hellickson) to 125 (Miley).
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                "Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts" ~ Albert Einstein

                "Royals wear crowns, but Champions Kiss the Ring" ~ Jeremy Affeldt

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                • #9
                  Its a good sign for the future of MLB that the rookies of the year are both born in the 90's. They could help reinvigorate baseball for young people.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                    Not sure what one has to do with the other, but Miley did strike out more and walk fewer. Hellickson gave up fewer hits, but more home runs. I might have preferred Trumbo last year, if only because he was my preseason pick, but I have/had no issue with Hellickson winning.
                    Originally posted by Rich the Giants fan View Post
                    And ERA+ was 128 (Hellickson) to 125 (Miley).
                    Wasn't comparing was just commenting
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                    • #11
                      Yeah, I'd have prefered Miley too, but it does seem as though Harper was given points for succeeding despite his young age and the pressures of being in the public eye. Early in the season I'd have thought Cozart would've been in the mix and the Nats were planning on delaying Harper's debut till '13, boy did that scenario change quickly! I also thought Harper's immaturity would show him up at some point; he was also a reasonably pleasant surprise in that respect, so I look forward to great things from him.

                      Of course there was no drama whatsoever involved in the AL award.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by LI METS FAN View Post
                        Its a good sign for the future of MLB that the rookies of the year are both born in the 90's. They could help reinvigorate baseball for young people.
                        Wasn't that bound to happen eventually? MLB really needs to hype these two great young players. They could be this generation's Mickey/Willie duo.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Honus Wagner Rules View Post
                          Wasn't that bound to happen eventually? MLB really needs to hype these two great young players. They could be this generation's Mickey/Willie duo.
                          I think what he should've said was that two players winning the award when they were both 20-21. I would bet that MLB has the oldest average rookie age in the four major sports. This is also probably why most marquee free agents in baseball are old compared to the ones in other sports.
                          Using a stolen chant from Boston Celtics fans whenever an L.A. team is playing up there just reeks of inferiority complex.

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                          • #14
                            Harper isn't a bad choice by any stretch, primarily because he finished strong, IMO. He handled himself very well throughout the year, as evidenced by the great quip to one reporter: "That's a clown question, bro." Poise, and composure, and it will serve him well over time.

                            Nevertheless, I will always be biased toward pitchers when forced to choose between a pitcher and a hitter. It is more impressive for a rookie to pitch as well as Wade Miley as opposed to a rookie who hits well. Again, this is just IMO.

                            At this point, I believe in Bryce Harper. His hype might be worth it after all.
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                            • #15
                              The guy who gave Wilin Rosario a first place vote should have his membership revoked.
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