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Offline Count Walewski

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #100: August 20, 2012, 11:54:05 PM »
Home Run #36 for Dunn tonight, should be good for the MLB lead unless Josh Hamilton had an amazing night.

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« Reply #101: August 21, 2012, 01:50:00 AM »
PA blames malek for dunn not signing in DC for a cheap contract 8)

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #102: August 21, 2012, 08:54:38 AM »
Well, he can't blame Kasten.

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #103: August 21, 2012, 01:39:29 PM »
Dunn is a no-brainer for Comeback Player of the year.

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #104: August 21, 2012, 11:01:12 PM »
Dunn is a no-brainer for Comeback Player of the year.
Alex Rios of the White Sox also qualifies.


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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #106: September 28, 2012, 05:09:22 PM »
Hey look... an article making fun of Dunn.


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« Reply #107: September 28, 2012, 05:31:05 PM »
adam dunn has 41 more homers than PA 8)

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #108: September 28, 2012, 06:25:20 PM »
adam dunn has 41 more homers than PA 8)

I remember when PANatsFan was a big fan of Dunn. While he was here. When the Lerners ditched him PANatsFan had to adopt the family position and crap all over him.

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #109: October 19, 2012, 08:12:09 PM »
Anyone else here angry that Adam did Not get COMEBACK PLAYER OF THE YEAR?  He lost to a Bullpen pitcher. 

Personally, Pitchers have their own awards!  They shouldnt take an award away from a guy who had a fantastic turnaround like Adam did!!!!!!

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #110: October 20, 2012, 11:36:51 AM »
Well, Rodney's improvement was amazing in terms of ERA, innings, and many advanced stats.  Not only is there the glorified save total, but even other ways of looking at his performance like shutdowns and meltdowns said he had a terrific year.  Finally figuring out how to avoid walks, something that no pitching coach other than Hickey could get him to do, was huge.  In terms of WAR, he went from below replacement level (-0.2) to 2.4, which  is very high for a reliever.  In terms of "win probability added," he basically turned a negative career into a positive in one season (2012 WPA 4.82, career 2.44). 

You can argue he was a never was and really was not making a comeback, you can argue that relievers' performance bounces around so much that the notion of a comeback is ridiculous, and you can even point out that he might not have been as good as Jake McGee among Rays relievers (1.81 FIP v. 2.13).  However, there's no separate comeback pitcher / reliever of the year and comeback position player / DH of the year, so I can see how he got a ton of votes.

I agree Dunn deserved it more, because he was very good, then absolutely atrocious last year, and then good again.  Dunn was probably hurt by folks who penalize his average.  He only went from .160 to .204.  Also, his overall performance I don't think was as good as his time here, at least in terms of AVG and OPS.  Hard for me to ignore a 30 HR improvement from 2011, hitting his most HRs since 2004.  His WAR improvement was even more than Rodney, going from -3.0 to 1.7.

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #111: October 20, 2012, 12:10:50 PM »
The Comeback Player of the Year wasn't recognized until it was sponsored ($ to MLB) by Viagra. Phony award to add money to the owners. Bullcrap award to honor players for not sucking. I hope they take them out for pizza as well.

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #112: October 20, 2012, 12:20:06 PM »
So you are saying that if this award last more than 4 hours, Rodney should stop boasting and call his doctor?

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« Reply #113: October 20, 2012, 12:25:37 PM »
dunn should've got it.  what a freaking shame.

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« Reply #114: October 20, 2012, 12:32:16 PM »
He went from I think only 11 home runs to over 30!

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #115: October 20, 2012, 12:40:01 PM »
After the all star game, .197 average, .302 OBP, and 1 HR every 18 at bats.  That's not what would impress the voters.

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #116: October 20, 2012, 03:04:25 PM »
You have to take into account the entire season!  Thats why its a comeback award.

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« Reply #117: October 20, 2012, 04:12:58 PM »
:lmao:

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Re: Congrats Adam Dunn!
« Reply #118: October 20, 2012, 04:13:49 PM »
The Comeback Player of the Year wasn't recognized until it was sponsored ($ to MLB) by Viagra. Phony award to add money to the owners. Bullcrap award to honor players for not sucking. I hope they take them out for pizza as well.

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« Reply #120: October 24, 2012, 02:39:05 PM »
so which place is official.

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« Reply #121: October 24, 2012, 03:01:19 PM »
so which place is official.

Looking around I think the one that went to Rodney is the 'official' MLB one; this later one for Dunn is from The Sporting News which hands out its own awards.