Monday, November 15, 2010

Buster Posey: Nl Rookie of the year

Well you can add the rookie of the year award to the already impressive list of accomplishments this season for Buster Posey and the San Francisco Giants!

After all of the worrying about the media continuing the East Coast bias and handing the ROY award to the less deserving Jason Heyward, Posey collected his hardware today.

Not bad considering he played less games in the season which he won his rookie of the year award than any other rookie in the last 30 years.  He is also the first San Francisco Giant to win the award in 35 years.  So now Buster can join other Giants greats such as Willie Mays, Willie McCovey, Orlando Cepeda, John Montefusco, and Gary Matthews as rookies of the year.

A lot of people will point to the fact that Posey did not play much more than 100 games this season (he played in108).  But if you look at his numbers and compare them to Heyward's  then you will see that Posey was just as productive as Heyward.  In 120 less at bats to boot!

So Buster, enjoy your award for a few days, a week, maybe even a month.  Then get back to work and start on your MVP award for next season!

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