Thursday, November 3, 2011

Cano, Granderson Win Silver Slugger Awards

As I predicted in my last post, Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano took home Silver Slugger Awards for their outstanding offense in 2011. This is Granderson's first award and Cano's third.

Also as predicted, Boston's Adrian Gonzalez was able to edge out Detroit's Miguel Cabrera for the Silver Slugger for first baseman in the American League. Although I thought Gonzalez had a chance, I still believe Cabrera should have won; his offensive numbers in the big categories (SLG percentage, HRs, RBIs and OPS) exceeded Gonzalez' by much. Truth is, Gonzalez was heralded by many of the sports writers since the very beginning of the season for his offense in his first go-round in Boston, and was able to "ride the wave" until the end.

So congrats to Grandy and Robbie. We fanatics are all very proud!

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