Monday, July 11, 2011

The Metsies: First Half Awards

With the first half of the season officially over, it's time for the first annual Metsies.

MVP Award: Jose Bernabe Reyes

Come on. Who else did you think would get this award? In the first half, Reyes led the league in just about everything. He is first in hits (124), runs scored (65), triples (15), and is second in stolen bases(30).

Best Blow Up Award: Terry "Stinkin" Collins

Does he have a future as a motivational speaker? You decide.

I, for one, found his rant to be refreshing. This team needed to be called out. For what it's worth, the Mets have gone 21-16 since Collins' outburst.

Worst Import Award: Jason Bay

This year has been particularly ugly for the Canadian, who at one point, was 0-24 at the plate. Don't think that his recent home runs are going to put him back in my good graces either. It'll take more than that to appease the fan base. I will give him this, despite all of his offensive woes, his defense has not suffered. So, I guess that only makes him half bad.

The "He's still here?" Award: Manny Acosta

Seriously. Why is he still here?

Most Surprising Player Award: Justin Turner and Carlos Beltran

This was a toss up. If you had told me in the beginning of the season that Turner would eventually get called up and then be one of the most clutch hitters on the team, I would have said you're crazy. Alas, here he is, the most clutch hitter of the first half. Turner was named the National League Rookie of the Month for the month of May after batting .325, with 20 RBIs, eight doubles, nine runs scored, and two stolen bases. His on-base percentage was .378, and his slugging percentage was .458. Not too shabby.

Carlos Beltran. The player everyone believed would play, at the most, three days a week and never a day game after a night game, has played in 89 games this season. On top of that, he leads the National League in doubles (28). He also leads the Mets in home runs (13), as well as RBIs (58).

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