14 October 2014

My BBA Votes: The Connie Mack and Willie Mays Awards

Connie Mack • Courtesy Library of Congress

As BBA members, bloggers share their votes for the annual manager and player awards. The first two are the Connie Mack Award (Manager of the Year) and the Willie Mays Award (Rookie of the Year).

I'm going to be honest with you: I'm not big on either award. I don't honestly believe there's any objective way to pick the "best" manager, while "Rookie of the Year" seems vague to me. Nevertheless, I gave it my best shot. Don't ask me to defend my choices—my criteria are an inconsistent review of various statistics and my gut. 

Connie Mack Award

Willie Mays Award

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who is Ken Giles?

Sturgeon General said...

As the resident Phillies fan I feel compelled to answer who Ken Giles is. He is the rookie flamethrower who put up Kimbrelesque numbers. 12 K/9, 2 BB/9, and 0.788 WHIP over 45 IP. He also had a 1.18 ERA, 1.34 FIP and achieved a 2.0 rWAR.

He is literally the one positive thing Phillies fans can take away from this season. For more information you can check out his numbers here: http://www.baseball-reference.com/players/g/gileske01.shtml?redir

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