Our Silver Sluggers


Of all the sights that Blue Jays fans were subjected to over 162 games this year, the one above is one that I never got sick of seeing.

For their incredible efforts this season, Adam Lind and Aaron Hill were rewarded as recipients of the American League Silver Slugger awards. The two brought strength and power back to the heart of the Blue Jays lineup in 2009, combining for 71 home runs and 222 RBI’s.

Prior to the start of the 2009 season, like most folks I would have been happy to have one 30/100 hitter in the lineup, let alone two. As much as I was screaming that the Jays needed to sign a free agent big bat, Hill and Lind have proven that sometimes the best solutions come from within the organization.

Congratulations boys, job well done.

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Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the ALDS to his son for the next 20 years.

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  1. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 - 2:42 am

    "Adam Lind and Aaron Lind" .. very nice.

  2. Ian H.

    November 13, 2009 - 2:46 am

    They played so well together and had nearly identical statistics that I must've thought for a moment that they were brothers.

    Sorry for the typo!

  3. Anonymous

    November 13, 2009 - 4:07 am

    haha understandable mistake I suppose

  4. Mattt

    November 13, 2009 - 9:16 pm

    With those two mashing all year, Doc being Doc and the incredible start we had, how did we do so badly?

  5. Torgen

    November 13, 2009 - 9:38 pm

    Wells sucked, Rios sucked, Overbay wasn't good enough to justify a platoon role, Millar wasn't good enough to justify a post-game bagel, David Dellucci was on the roster for more than one day, and League's non-line-drive balls in play found holes at an unsustainably high rate, especially in close games.

  6. Ian H.

    November 13, 2009 - 11:16 pm

    Don't forget about Jesse Carlson being run out there seemingly every game and all those hard-luck one run losses.

    Torgen, I honestly totally forgot about David Dellucci until you just mentioned him again. I'm sure that was the best two weeks of his entire life.

  7. Torgen

    November 14, 2009 - 1:45 am

    Oh, and Doc spent 3 weeks on the DL with a groin pull and 3 more weeks not great when he came back.

  8. Anonymous

    November 14, 2009 - 2:51 am

    And Scott Downs with all his trouble running..

  9. Mattt

    November 14, 2009 - 7:04 pm

    Is that all?

  10. Ian H.

    November 15, 2009 - 5:11 pm

    No, there is much much more – I would almost take an entire series of posts to explain everything that went wrong – but those were all the big ones.

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