Re: Incentive rule change
- From: mario <mario5491@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sat, 08 Dec 2007 06:23:04 GMT
"Srgnt Billko" <frrt@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:8ze6j.26130$MJ6.6864@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThey looked stupid in retrospect, but it's only fair to measure *only* the regular season for these awards. This way they don't penalize a player whose team failed to make the post-season.Baseball Writers Association of America passed a motion at a meeting here that players with bonus clauses in their contracts will be banned from receiving votes for any BBWAA awards starting in 2013.Ha. The mediots don't like Curt because he competes with them--on the internet. And he doesn't like CHB.
The Cy Young, MVP and Rookie of the Year Awards will be affected. Alex Rodriguez received a $1.5-million (all figures U.S.) bonus for winning the AL MVP in 2007 and Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has a clause in his agreement for next year that would pay him $1-million if he receives even a single third-place vote for the Cy Young Award.
Hall of Fame voting is not affected, nor are manager of the year or non-BBWAA awards such as the World Series MVP or Gold Glove.
The same article refered to Schilling as - "the pompous Red Sox righthander"
What they should do is count the playoffs in their voting.
They looked pretty stupid this year in the Cy Young award voting.
Performance over the short haul shouldn't diminish year-long accomplishments.
I agree that Beckett should have been Cy Young winner, but the playoffs don't enter into it. We knew that before the playoffs started.
mario in victoria
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