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Granderson the players’ choice as AL Outstanding Player

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Nov 03, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Curtis Granderson has been named the Players Choice Award winner as the American League’s Outstanding Player. Justin Verlander was named the overall Player of the Year, but Granderson was recognized as the American League’s top hitter.

From a Players Association press release:

New York Yankee Curtis Granderson was honored as the American League Outstanding Player. With his 2011 offensive power surge, Granderson led all American League hitters with 119 RBIs and a Major League-best 136 runs scored, as well as placing second in home runs (41), third in triples (10) and fourth in extra-base hits (77).

Granderson is just the seventh Yankees slugger in history to score 130 runs and hit 40 home runs in a season, joining pinstriped legends Babe Ruth, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, as well as teammate Alex Rodriguez. The speedy All-Star was also solid in center field, posting a .992 fielding percentage and 11 outfield assists to lead the Yankees to the AL East crown.

The rest of the Players Choice Awards:

Player of the Year: Justin Verlander
Marvin Miller Man of the Year: Michael Young

American League
Player of the Year: Curtis Granderson
Pitcher of the Year: Justin Verlander
Outstanding Rookie: Mark Trumbo
Comeback Player: Jacoby Ellsbury

National League
Player of the Year: Matt Kemp
Pitcher of the Year: Clayton Kershaw
Outstanding Rookie: Craig Kimbrel
Comeback Player: Lance Berkman

Balloting for the Players Choice Awards was conducted in September, and winners in all categories will designate charities to receive grants totaling $260,000 from the Major League Baseball Players Trust.

Associated Press photo of Granderson in Taiwan

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67 Responses to “Granderson the players’ choice as AL Outstanding Player”

  1. kd November 3rd, 2011 at 9:46 pm

    pujols did look a little bigger this year.

    maybe he’s just too comfortable in st luis?

    my total guess: 8/210 back with the cards

  2. Red Robin November 3rd, 2011 at 9:56 pm

    Ainge, Santiago, and Don Kelly .

  3. GreenBeret7 November 3rd, 2011 at 9:57 pm

    I hope that everybody had a great National Sandwich Day. Really enjoyed my pizza and beer sandwich.

  4. tomingeorgia November 3rd, 2011 at 10:02 pm

    GB7,
    Mine was meatloaf, lettuce and ketchup. I didn’t even know it was National Sandwich Day, but it was good, washed down with a Yuengling’s black and tan.

  5. GreenBeret7 November 3rd, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Tom, this is the biggest day of the year for us junk food connoisseurs

  6. tomingeorgia November 3rd, 2011 at 10:20 pm

    GB7,
    Who is the first free agent signing, and who is the first trade for? There’s nothing worth talking about except that.

  7. GreenBeret7 November 3rd, 2011 at 10:26 pm

    First to swirch teams? I’d think that it’s a low level signing unless somebody blows a big name out of the water with money. If it’s the yankees, it’s for pitching, like Garcia. Trades? Chicago moves one of their pitchers like Floyd and they try re-signing danks. Oakland most likely won’t move anybody big until they find out about moving out of Oakland. In other words, I don’t have a clue.

  8. GreenBeret7 November 3rd, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    ***switch*** not swirch

  9. tomingeorgia November 3rd, 2011 at 10:32 pm

    GB7,
    I’m like you. I don’t have a clue, either, but everybody else here seems to know what’s best. Who knows what’s going to happen.

  10. GreenBeret7 November 3rd, 2011 at 10:35 pm

    Tom, I just treat this as Christmas morning. Like a beautiful woman getting undressed….you don’t ask questions…just enjoy what’s coming off.

  11. GreenBeret7 November 3rd, 2011 at 10:44 pm

    •If the Yankees re-sign Freddy Garcia, Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York thinks Brian Cashman may “call it a winter” in regards to acquiring starting pitching.

    •Brian Cashman said the Yankees aren’t looking to deal A.J. Burnett, reports Mark Feinsand of the New York Daily News. Cashman said yesterday that “if [Burnett] is with us, he’s in the rotation,” but said today that he made “a bad choice of words.”

  12. tucker November 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    Pujols looks older than 31, and he definitely moves older than 31.

  13. tomingeorgia November 3rd, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    GB7,
    And how!Unwrap whatever’s under the tree or on Tudo (can’t remember how to spell it) Street.

  14. jacksquat November 3rd, 2011 at 10:53 pm

    “Jon Morosi of Fox Sports made an interesting suggestion on the Ben and Skin Show this week when he said the San Francisco Giants might be shopping Tim Lincecum in return for some offensive upgrades, which the Giants have long been in sore need of.”

    http://www.nbcdfw.com/blogs/re.....74758.html

    Pure speculation, or a possibility?

  15. Jerkface November 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Timmy’s walks have increased for 3 consecutive seasons and his K’s have decreased. I’d be wary but if you’re the Yankees you’d have to inquire. He has talent and star power.

  16. GreenBeret7 November 3rd, 2011 at 11:02 pm

    Yeah, tom….Tu-Do Street. There were a lot of beautiful girls there. The French-Vietnamese girls were stunning.

  17. Nick in SF November 3rd, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    Are Bowa and Greg Announcerguy calling these games from the tv feed???

    They keep on referring to Taiwan as ‘over there’ and seem oddly disconnected.

  18. Jerkface November 3rd, 2011 at 11:08 pm

    Are Bowa and Greg Announcerguy calling these games from the tv feed???

    All the overseas exhibition games were called remotely, which made it hilarious when the padres team (guy who is the lead on MLBN) called the dodgers-china game.

  19. Nick in SF November 3rd, 2011 at 11:14 pm

    I should’ve gone over for these games, these guys are bringing me down. :mad:

  20. tomingeorgia November 3rd, 2011 at 11:16 pm

    GB7,
    De oppreso librer.

  21. tomingeorgia November 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    liber, I meant.

  22. Melk Man November 3rd, 2011 at 11:20 pm

    If they want Romine, Warren, Laird and someone like Dave Adams… I’d take Lincecum in a heartbeat

  23. ron November 3rd, 2011 at 11:37 pm

    Try adding hughes & montero to that list.

  24. m November 3rd, 2011 at 11:58 pm

    I wouldn’t trade Montero for Lincecum.

    Did Lincecum have a drop off? And did I imagine that I had read he had a shoulder issue for a bit?

    Anyway, if they are shopping him or thinking about trading him, then that’s a red flag in and of itself.

    My guess is that it’s more BS than smoke.

  25. Nick in SF November 4th, 2011 at 12:05 am

    Reddick complains about called third strike in Taiwan.

    Shocker.

  26. jacksquat November 4th, 2011 at 12:08 am

    Timmy made $13 mil last year, he’s in line for a pretty high arb salary next year, or bigger contract, that could be part of the reason. And they probably want major league ready offense. We don’t have a lot that is tradeable. Swisher, Gardner, maybe Nunez, maybe they’d be interested in Romine…

  27. m November 4th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Ooh. Bad form by Reddick. Doesn’t he know it’s not polite to publicly complain in Asia? :P

  28. Yogi Mantle November 4th, 2011 at 12:53 am

    m November 4th, 2011 at 12:09 am

    Ooh. Bad form by Reddick. Doesn’t he know it’s not polite to publicly complain in Asia? :P
    ========

    It’s all about culture.

    Where Reddick comes from it is SOP.

  29. GreenBeret7 November 4th, 2011 at 4:08 am

    From MLB Rumors-R-Us

    •Bob Garber, the agent for C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt, tells Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that both his clients would enjoy pitching in New York and fit in well with the Yankees. We’ve heard, however, the Yankees are worried about Oswalt’s injury history and aren’t willing to go all-out to sign Wilson.

  30. Duh Innings November 4th, 2011 at 5:44 am

    The Yanks should just re-sign Freddy Garcia to a one-year $5M deal and start 2012 with Sabathia/Burnett/Nova/Garcia/Hughes with the entire AAA rotation as backup and tradebait.

    They should say NO to Wilson (only two full seasons as a starter, neither an ace nor a true #2), Oswalt (too old to give a multi-year deal to), Jackson (six teams – why so many teams?), and Who? Darvish (see Irabu and Igawa – especially Igawa.)

    ‘Only way they should sign Buerhle is if he accepted a three-year deal with a vested option for a fourth year based on number of innings pitched in the walk year or final two years.

  31. sevrox November 4th, 2011 at 6:42 am

    RIP Matty Alou -

  32. Gary November 4th, 2011 at 8:20 am

    GreenBeret7 November 4th, 2011 at 4:08 am
    From MLB Rumors-R-Us

    •Bob Garber, the agent for C.J. Wilson and Roy Oswalt, tells Andrew Marchand of ESPN New York that both his clients would enjoy pitching in New York and fit in well with the Yankees. We’ve heard, however, the Yankees are worried about Oswalt’s injury history and aren’t willing to go all-out to sign Wilson.

    ____________________________________________________________________________

    Morning, I think the Wilson comments are intended to just keep driving up the price for Wilson. I still think he stays in Texas when the smoke clears. Oswalt would just become another question mark in a staff that already has too many questions, my preference we stay away from him. Just too many teams and too few pitchers to go around. Absent signing the star from Japan as a possibility it’s starting to shape up alot like last year. CC and Nova, then Hughes, AJ and Burnett, and then a couple of older veterans like Colon, Garcia, Oswalt in the mix. Might be tough for that staff to repeat last years 97 wins.

  33. Gary November 4th, 2011 at 8:28 am

    I left out Joba since I don’t see him in any starting pitcher mix especially after coming back from the injury.

  34. LGY November 4th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    @str8edgeracer: In the Bahamas for one of my best friend’s wedding…sun, sand, relaxing. Sidenote- saw a hefty 50y/o lady grinding it on the dancefloor

    CJ keeping himself busy during free agency.

  35. Villa Nova-Ya November 4th, 2011 at 8:44 am

    Gary -

    I know we have often see two different AJ’s, but I don’t think they can count him twice in the rotation. ;)

    ***

    If Hughes is even slightly better than last season, he should win 15 games, and Nova can win 14-18 games. It might not be all that difficult to win 97 again. Especially if the bullpen is just as good.

  36. 86w183 November 4th, 2011 at 8:47 am

    It would not surprise me if the Yanks do nothing significant in terms of starting pitching.

    Nova may not be as good/successful but it’s hard to imagine Hughes and AJ not being a lot better than their combined 16-15, 5.37 in 46 starts.

    CC, AJ and Nova are locks and the other two could well come from Hughes, Noesi and Garcia.

    I’d like to see a major acquisition but I’m not counting on it

  37. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 8:49 am

    Wow, Wilson’s had a busy week. First a sick dog, now a wedding in the Bahamas. What next? ;)

  38. Erin November 4th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    New Post: Martin working his way toward another year in the Bronx?

    :arrow:

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