Daily Archives: October 2, 2018
A few years ago, one of my most loyal listeners, Daryl Spitzer, posted this Tweet.
@sullybaseball Have you considering renaming Who Owns the Playoffs to Who Owns October? WOO!
— Daryl Spitzer 📎 (@yacitus) October 3, 2013
It worked in 2013 and each year since then and it will work again this year.
So it is “Who Owns October?” or “WOO.”
And here is how it works.
Each winning team of a post season game gets a pitcher and a hitter awarded a “WOO.”
The losing teams can get a pitcher and hitter to get 1/2 a “WOO” if they stood out in a losing cause. They will be awarded at MY discretion.
Why do I get that kind of power? Because it is MY stat.
So we will see at the end of the World Series who has piled up enough full or half WOO’s to claim October as their own.
Keep checking in and I will get the tally up to date tonight and update it after every playoff game.
There is no reason to yell WOO! after each game.
Well that is it for the regular season. Two down to the wire races for the top pitching spots, one player came from behind to take a hitter’s position and the best player in baseball took control early and never let go.
So Who Owned Baseball in 2018?
AMERICAN LEAGUE HITTER
MIKE TROUT finished with 10 1/2 WOB, finishing ahead of Mookie Betts with 8 and Francisco Lindor with 7.
NATIONAL LEAGUE HITTER
JAVIER BAEZ ended the year at 8 1/2, leap frogging Scooter Gennett at 7 1/2 and Bryce Harper’s 6 1/2. Christian Yelich reached 6 1/2 with his late season surge.
AMERICAN LEAGUE PITCHER
JUSTIN VERLANDER edged out Corey Kluber by a count of 10 1/2 to 10. Carlos Carasco was right behind them at 9. Chris Sale led the league for most of the season but injuries slowed him down and he finished tied for 4th with José Berríos at 8.
NATIONAL LEAGUE PITCHER
MAX SCHERZER took advantage of the full WOB and 1/2 WOB rules and edged Jacob deGrom, 12 1/2 to 12. Aaron Nola was third with 10.
For an explanation of how WOB works, click here.
To view the Final Total for Who Owned Baseball Standings – Click the READ THE REST OF THIS ENTRY ICON OR SCROLL DOWN.