The award season chugs along, now with hardware going to each position’s best hitters. Andrés Giménez lost to Jose Altuvé at second base, as expected, while José Ramírez took home his fourth Silver Slugger since 2017. You’re not going to believe this, but Aaron Judge also won one.
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Here are the 2022 Silver Slugger winners | MLB
Ramírez takes home his fourth Slugger Award to go with his fourth All-Star nod this summer. While he trailed the Red Sox’s Rafael Devers in wRC+ by one (139 to 140), he finished with two more home runs (29 to 27) and a whole bunch more RBI (126 to 88) which probably helped him out in the vote. I won’t tell anyone that his high RBI total is because he plays on a team that excels at getting on base if you won’t.
All of this despite playing with a thumb that required surgery since July. What a beast.
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Want a chance to win tickets to every game for two of Cleveland’s fun, great teams (and also the Browns)?
For a 15th year, the Greater Cleveland Sports Commission is giving away its “Cleveland Sports Golden Ticket,” presented by Bally Sports, which gives one lucky winner a pair of seats to ALL Cleveland professional sporting events during the 2023-24 regular season. For those wondering, that’s a combined 130 football, basketball, and baseball games.
Will Cleveland Guardians prospect George Valera get a shot in the majors? | Away Back Gone
I mean, eventually sure. But when we see George Valera in the majors?
Around the league
- The Braves extended a qualifying offer to Dansby Swanson.
- The Cubs outrighted Franmil Reyes and he cleared waivers.
- The Dodgers may be close to signing Clayton Kershaw.
- Some non-tender candidates who could become free agents.
- Jay Jaffee examines Fred McGriff’s Hall of Fame chances.
- Verlander declined his $25 million option with the Astros.