Since my reply to kckolbe's post was lengthy and just about comparable in legitimacy, I thought I'd post it here for some easy cashola.
Keeping with the theme of this week, I too would like to propose a few new awards as well as mention a few notable snubs:NEW AWARDS
1- The RRRUN Award. This award is given annually to the best PBE player who a) scores some runs,
has mad teeps and has put SOME into base rubbing ability, and c) has a last name with the word 'run' in it. These criteria are not accounted for in consideration for any other award, therefore a new award should be created. For historical purposes, please retroactivity award this honor to Johnny Runakiwi for seasons 1 through 5.
2- The Great Five-Eight Award. This award is given annually to any player who is selected 58th overall in their draft. This criteria is not accounted for in consideration for any other award, therefore a new award should be created. For historical purposes, please retroactivity award this honor to Johnny Runakiwi for seasons 1 through 5.
3- The Johnny Runakiwi Award for Co-GM's who win a championship both while employed as Co-GM and when not, but who also do other things good too. This award, named the JRAFCGMWWACBWEACGMAWNBWADOTGT for short, is given to any player who wins a championship as Co-GM but also in a season in which they were not Co-GM, and also does other things good, too.. These criteria are not accounted for in consideration for any other award, therefore a new award should be created. Currently both myself and LGM meet the criteria for this award, so for historical purposes please give this award to all candidates who met the above qualifications. NOTABLE SNUBS
MVP- I'm going to go right to the top with this one, the biggest most important award of them all. Johnny Runakiwi has been snubbed for MVP every season since this league started. Let's look at the most current season for example. The MVP award was awarded to Julian O'Sullivan. Let's take some stats that most voters probably look at when voting: O'Sullivan hit .302 while smacking 31 HR's, accounting for a WAR of 6.0. In comparison, Johnny Runakiwi hit .282 with 17HR's and a WAR of 3.1. From an outside, ill-advised, ignorant voter's perspective, O'Sullivan lead Runakiwi in just about statistical category. But when you factor in a few less noticable stats, you'll start to see why Runakiwi is the real MVP. First, since it's the flavor of the well, we'll talk steals. Runakiwi stole 17 bases and was only caught 4 times. 17 divided by 4 is 4.25, which translates into a success to runs created over wins ratio (SRCROW, or when speaking is referred to as Señor Crow) of .932, compared to O'Sullivan's Señor Crow of nothing since you can't divide by 0, effectivity proving Runakiwi was more valuable to his team than O'Sullivan, whose team didn't make it out of the first round. I could probably go back and research this award season by season but being awarded this one MVP will suffice. I'll leave it up to HO to make the correct, honorable reversal.
Silver Slugger- refer to MVP justification, since these stats were offense based. Also see: Championships won.
PoTY- This is where things get shifty. You may be thinking "Runakiwi is a shortstop, he can't win PoTY!". Calm yourself. Read carefully. There were never any minimum innings required to win any award. That's fine. When you calculate his 8 sacrifice flies at their baseball-balanced-ballthrowing coefficient comparison ratio calculation, it mathematically shows he comparatively threw 184.2 innings, just shy of Secret at 190. That being said, Victoria Secret had an abysmal 2.45 ERA in comparison to Johnny Runakiwi who had a mother fucking 0.00 ERA! Secret allowed 10 home runs. Runakiwi? 0. I think it's pretty safe to say that not only should Runakiwi win PoTY, but also that even having Secret in the conversation is laughable. Since the BBB stat isn't accounted for anywhere else, it should be considered here when voting for PoTY. I'll leave it up to HO to make the correct, honorable reversal.