Found November 08, 2012 on Raise the Jolly Roger!:
Just a couple of small things over the last few days… Andrew McCutchen won a Silver Slugger award (which goes to the best hitter at each position, or the three best for outfielders) tonight. Jay Bruce and Ryan Braun joined him in the NL outfield. Cutch is the first Pirate to win a Silver Slugger since Jack Wilson did so in 2004. (Amazingly, Jack Flash has a Silver Slugger to his credit but no Gold Glove). McCutchen was also named an MVP finalist a few days ago. This is the first year MLB is naming “finalists” for the award, and for MVP there are five (Ryan Braun, Chase Headley, Yadier Molina, and Buster Posey–the overwhelming favorite–are the others). Cutch won’t win the MVP, but is still being deservedly (and in the case of his Gold Glove, undeservedly) honored for his outstanding season. The Pirates signed outfielder Darren Ford and infielder Jared Goedert to minor league contracts. Both appear to be useful Triple-A players, but both are 27 and have combined for 33 big-league pla...
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