Remarkably one scribe, Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News omitted Pedroia from any of the ten choices available on his ballot. On WEEI, Grant said he relied on statistical data concerning run production.
Here are the raw data on Pedroia.
- Silver Slugger, 2b
- All-Star selection
- Gold Glove
- Batting - 2nd
- Hits - 1st
- Total bases - 4th
- Runs created - 3rd
- Doubles - 1st
- At bats per strikeout - 2nd
- Power-speed number - 8th
- Hall of Fame Monitor - 49 (including MVP points) (likely Hall of Famer > 100)
The writer clearly doesn't understand the statistics or had a personal vendetta against Pedroia. Did he have Ian Kinsler's back or did Pedroia fail to grant him an interview on a bad day?
Clearly, we are forced to view Grant as having temporary amnesia, or wonder if he really knows baseball. Many Rangers fans ask the same questions.
Less than a week ago Pedroia was fourth on your ballot. Why was he left off now? I'm really sincerely curious how you could be so think. Please explain to all of us.