And I don’t mean Lowe’s or Home Depot. (MLB – we need smilies! Thanks!) It’s award season. Let’s review the awards given out so far:
Hank Aaron Award – Albert Pujols
Gold Glove – Adam Wainwright, Yadier Molina
Silver Slugger – Albert Pujols
Comeback Player of the Year – Chris Carpenter
The NL MVP award will be given on November 24, and Albert Pujols is a
frontrunner for this award. Chris Carpenter and Adam Wainwright are
the two top prospects for the Cy Young award.
I know there’s a couple awards I’m missing here. Please comment below & fill me in. It’s late and my brain is tired.
So with all this hardware being awarded, why didn’t the Cards make the World Series? Well, there’s a lot of reasons and we can debate this until the cows come home, but I believe that there are two big reasons: a. Not getting enough runners in scoring position, and b. Not getting the baserunners that are on base home. You can have great pitching, but unless you score more runs than the other team, you’re not going to win the game. That’s elementary, Watson.
So what needs to be done to win in 2010? I’ll give you my thoughts in my next post. Have a great day!