Friday, December 6, 2013

Free Agent Signings: Robinson Cano, 2B, Seattle Mariners

Today, the Seattle Mariners have shocked the baseball world with an unexpected offer of nearly a quarter-billion dollars for superstar second baseman, Robinson Cano, to play ball in the Pacific Northwest through the 2023 season. 
 
2013 Topps #612.
 
 
2012 Topps #400.
 
 
2011 Topps #130.
 

 
2010 Topps #370.
 

2009 Topps #615.


2008 Topps #136.


2007 Topps #225.


2006 Topps #142.


2005 Topps Factory Bonus Insert #3 of 5.

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Trade Rumors: Ian Kinsler (Tigers) & Prinz Fielder (Rangers)

After completing only 2 of the 9 total years on his $214 million contract with the Detroit Tigers, Prince Fielder has been traded to the Texas Rangers with $30 million for Ian Kinsler.  For the Rangers, this leaves 7 years with $138 million on Fielder's contract.  For the Tigers, this leaves 4 years with about $62 million on Kinsler's contact.

2013 Topps #28.


The trade would allow Texas to put Jurickson Profar at second base, while bringing a bat to their line-up.  For Detroit, Cabrera will probably move to 1B for Fielder with Infante at 2B for free agent, Infante. 

2013 Topps #440.


Monday, November 18, 2013

2013 N.L. Batting Average Leaders: Cuddyer, Johnson, & Freeman

2013 Topps #449: Michael Cuddyer led the National League this year with a .331 batting average.
 

2013 Topps #US195: Chris Johnson was the runner-up for the N.L. title with a .321 batting average.


2013 Topps #105: Freddie Freeman was tied with Yadier Molina for 3rd place in the N.L. with a .319 batting average, but was able to maintain that average over more At Bats.


2013 Topps #189: Posey, McCutchen, & Braun were the 2012 N.L. Batting Average Leaders.


Sunday, November 17, 2013

2013 A.L. Batting Average Leaders: Cabrera, Mauer, & Trout

2013 Topps #US218: Miguel Cabrera led the league in batting with a .348 average.
 

2013 Topps #107: Joe Mauer placed second in batting with a .324 average.


2013 Topps #US300: Mike Trout placed third in batting with a .323 average.


2013 Topps #294: Cabrera, Trout, & Beltre were the 2012 AL Batting Average Leaders

 

Friday, November 15, 2013

2013 N.L. MVP Award: McCutchen, Goldschmidt, & Molina

2013 Topps #122: Andrew McCutchen is this year's National League Most Valuable Player award winner with a total of 409 points: 28 first place votes, 1 second place vote, and 1 third place vote.

2013 Topps #454: Paul Goldschmidt came in 2nd place with a total of 242 points: 15 second place votes, 9 third place votes, 1 fourth place vote, 3 fifth place votes, and 2 sixth place votes.


2013 Topps #4: Yadier Molina came in 3rd place with a total of 219 points: 2 first place votes, 8 second place votes, 4 third place votes, 6 fourth place votes, 6 fifth place votes, 1 seventh place vote, 2 ninth place votes, and 1 tenth place vote.


2013 Topps #455: Buster Posey was the 2012 N.L. MVP award winner.

 
 Other players receiving more than 10 points from votes in the 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system this year include: Matt Carpenter, Freddie Freeman, Joey Votto, Clayton Kershaw, Hanley Ramirez, Carlos Gomez, Jay Bruce, Craig Kimbrel, Shin Soo Choo, Jayson Werth, Andrelton Simmons, and Yasiel Puig.

Thursday, November 14, 2013

2013 A.L. MVP Award: Cabrera, Trout, & Davis

2013 Topps #660: Miguel Cabrera is this year's American League Most Valuable Player award winner with a total of 385 points: 23 first place votes and 7 second place votes.

 

2013 Topps #27: Mike Trout came in 2nd place with a total of 282 points: 5 first place vote, 19 second place votes, 3 third place votes, 1 fourth place vote, 1 fifth place vote, and 1 seventh place vote.


2013 Topps #119: Chris Davis came in 3rd place with a total of 232 points: 1 first place vote, 4 second place votes, 11 third place votes, 12 fourth place votes, 1 fifth place vote, and 1 seventh place vote.


2013 Topps #374: Miguel Cabrera was also the 2012 A.L. MVP award winner.


Other players receiving more than 10 points from votes in the 14-9-8-7-6-5-4-3-2-1 scoring system this year include: Josh Donaldson, Robinson Cano, Evan Longoria, Dustin Pedroia, Adrian Beltre, Manny Machado, David Ortiz, Jason Kipnis, and Max Scherzer