Friday, November 13, 2009

Utley takes 4th straight silver slugger, Werth robbed

Chase Utley picked up his fourth consecutive silver slugger award and was surprisingly the only Phillie to take home the award. Albert Pujols is the only person blocking Ryan Howard's path, but Jayson Werth was absolutely robbed.

Werth and Raul Ibanez are both deserving, but Werth should have won one. Ryan Braun (.320, 32 home runs, 114 RBI, 39 doubles 6 triples), Andre Ethier (.272, 31, 106, 42, 3) and Matt Kemp (.297, 26, 101, 25, 7) all beat out Werth (.268, 36, 99, 26, 1).

It's hard to argue with Braun, but either Ethier or Kemp should have won, not both. Werth hit more home runs than both, and hit ten more than Kemp. It's a shame Werth didn't win his first silver slugger, he was certainly deserving.

1 comment:

  1. Chase had a great year and I hope he continues this next year.