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sacgiants1213
10-27-2012, 07:09 PM
Buster Posey wins Hank Aaron Award as best overall offensive player in the NL.


Aaron will present the award to his fellow Georgian on the field. Miguel Cabrera wins AL award.

https://twitter.com/hankschulman

Jeffy25
10-27-2012, 07:09 PM
Posey won over Braun?

What?!

Fans sure do hate Braun I guess.


But they did both have a 162 wRC+

It isn't as bad as the year that A-Ram won, but still, you got to think Braun earned it.

Miggy is fine in the AL, you could argue Trout, but Miggy is fine, and he was worthy of it.

sacgiants1213
10-27-2012, 07:11 PM
That was my reaction as well ^


Aaron award selected by panel of Hall of Famers -- Yount, Molitor, Gwynn, -- plus fan vote.

https://twitter.com/hankschulman/status/262321963345780736

long ball
10-27-2012, 07:14 PM
Not that anyone really cares about this award (I didn't even know fans could vote) but braun was more deserving.

Jeffy25
10-27-2012, 07:18 PM
Not that anyone really cares about this award (I didn't even know fans could vote) but braun was more deserving.

Yeah, actually the fans are the majority of the vote.

giantspwn
10-27-2012, 07:26 PM
Not that anyone really cares about this award (I didn't even know fans could vote) but braun was more deserving.

No he wasn't. These two were essentially equal offensively.

As Jeffy alluded to earlier both posted 162 RC+. Not using park adjustments, is really the only plausible way to say Braun definitively was better offensively.

As for the MVP, I think Posey's position will easily win it for him.

Jeffy25
10-27-2012, 07:34 PM
No he wasn't. These two were essentially equal offensively.

As Jeffy alluded to earlier both posted 162 RC+. Not using park adjustments, is really the only plausible way to say Braun definitively was better offensively.

As for the MVP, I think Posey's position will easily win it for him.


Braun - .413 wOBA
Posey - .406 wOBA

Braun - 131 Runs Created
Posey - 114 Runs Created

Braun was better offensively this season. Park adjusted they are closer (162 wRC+) but you have to give the edge to Braun here.

Posey was as close to Braun as Trout was to Miggy. Which is really kind of funny. The differences in each to the guy ahead of them are basically the same.

thrice4
10-27-2012, 07:37 PM
Darn Posey

Jeffy25
10-27-2012, 07:41 PM
Darn Posey

I pictured your words in the voice of Giancarlo Esposito

HowFit
10-27-2012, 07:43 PM
Yeah, I thought it would have been Braun as well...

jej
10-27-2012, 07:47 PM
The Roids are hurting him

metswon69
10-27-2012, 07:48 PM
Yeah any accused steroid user is going to find it hard to get over with former players and fans.

In this case although Braun ended up innocent we all know he was guilty last year.

It certainly must have hurt him in the voting.

MetsFanatic19
10-27-2012, 09:54 PM
Much deserved. I think Braun is just being excluded from all awards this year.