Curtis Granderson named AL Player of the Month


What does hitting .286/.423/.657 with ten homers, 29 RBI, and 29 runs scored from one arbitrary end point to the next get you? How about August AL Player of the Month honors, which Curtis Granderson took home today. Not too shabby. August was Grandy’s best month of the season in terms of OPS, but he produced similar counting stats in May and wasn’t too far off on the triple slash line. Congrats to Curtis, the team’s best player since day one.

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  1. Tyrion Lannister says:

    And the Yankees should win back to back AL player of the months with Jesus taking home the September honors. I think it’s becoming a consensus that Curtis Granderson is the AL MVP as the Yankees are putting some distance between themselves and Boston.

  2. mlbnyy35 says:

    Pretty good considering that he was just 6-for-40 the last eleven games of the month.

  3. LiterallyFigurative says:

    Congrats to the Grandy man.

    Did he have a strong August, or a gritty August? I mean, he dove for that ball against the Sox and saved at least a run. Where does that rank on the Pedroia Index of grittyness?

  4. pat says:

    Curtis Granderson has fast twitch smile muscles.

  5. Xstar7 says:

    Jose Bautista is the AL Player of the year. He’s put up Ruthian numbers at the plate this year.

    • thenamestsam says:

      He has been awesome, but you shouldn’t throw around Ruthian to describe baseball seasons. Bautista’s current OPS+ (granted not the best stat, but easiest for me to compare right now) of 187 would be the 14th best season of Ruth’s career. So yeah.

      • Guest says:

        Sweet mother of our DH, that’s crazy. A 187 OPS+ would have been the fourteenth best season of his career? Wow.

        Seriously, how was this possible? How could one person have been that much better than his peers at…well…anything??

        Did he have a different swing? 296 down the right field line at the stadium? I just don’t get it. As great as he was, to be nearly or more than twice as good as hitter in the league for the lion’s share of a long career…mirabile dictu.

        • LiterallyFigurative says:

          Sweet mother of our DH! LOL, Classic!

        • Historian says:

          Basically, the reason why Ruth was so much better than everyone else is that so many other players sucked. That’s an exaggeration, of course, but the truth is that the worst players of 2011 are much, much better than the worst players of, say, 1927. The best players of 1927 were pretty good even by today’s standards, but their competition was much worse. Ref: Stephen Jay Gould.

    • pat says:

      Absurdly enough, Ruth’s 22 year career .342/.474/.690 is better than Bautista this year .306/.444/.632.

      Fuckin insane.

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  7. IE says:

    Don’t forget that Ruth compiled those numbers when blacks were banned from the big leagues.

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