2010 Baseball Board Recap 3

The 2010 regular season has wrapped up and so has the board. It was amazingly close this year after it looked like Nate would run away with it early in the year. Before a champ is declared, let’s run down the last couple of outstanding bets.

  • Bobby Jenks did not make any appearances this weekend and thus did not reach 30 saves. Matthew caught a huge break in this one as Jenks has 27 saves with a month to left in the season.
  • Nick Markakis finished hot but it did not prove enough to jump over Adam Jones in the Player Rater.
  • Alberto Callaspo finished with 601 plate appearances, narrowly giving Nate the win.
  • Jair Jurrjens did not make a start in the final week, and Daisuke Matsuzaka had a typical outing where he walked exactly one too many guys, giving Jurrjens the win in WHIP.
    Player IP BB H WHIP ERA K W
    Jurrjens 87.1 29 92 1.3855 4.33 65 6
    Matsuzaka 93.2 43 87 1.3879 4.80 83 4

After the dust had settled, the board ended up being a tie (16-16). One less walk by Matsuzaka, one more day missed by Callaspo, or Manny Ramirez hitting 19 more homeruns and Matthew would’ve won the board. But, Matthew still gets to come away with his head held high and feel pretty good with the tie since he was the underdog all year long. Nate, on the other hand, will probably try to weasel his way out of the tie and pull back the Tulowitki bet so that he can win the board.