1. I nominate Miguel Cabrera as my finals MVP for batting. I traded away C.C. Sabathia, Erik Bedard and Carlos Beltran for him before the start of the season (mostly because I was running up against the keeper limit of 5). During the past two weeks, he gave me 9/4/11/0/.333. Runners up include Evan Longoria, who gave me 9/5/11/0/.234 even though I had dropped him at one point during the playoffs, Mark Teixeira, who gave me 7/3/8/0/.405, and Shane Victorino, who gave me 6/2/3/4/.422.
Who doesn't love Victorino?
2. 101/30/100/12/.283. That is my cumulative batting line for the past two weeks with 635 at bats. 92/37/106/14/.285. That is Ryan Braun's season with 607 at bats. I'm not sure what my point is, but there's a point here somewhere.
That's actually a pretty insanely productive two weeks. I believe 40/15/40/7/.280 is a good enough week to win in most leagues. You more than doubled that.
3. Blech. My pitching totally sucked in the past two weeks. Counting only pitchers that started at least two games, Jamie Moyer would be my finals MVP for pitching. He gave me 1.50 ERA, 1.17 WHIP, 5 Ks and 2 wins. The runner-up would be Scott Baker, who gave me 3.86 ERA, 1.11 WHIP, 9 Ks and 1 win. How did the "studs" do? Tim Lincecum gave me 28 Ks, sure, but also gave me only 1 win, 4.66 ERA and 1.24 WHIP. Scott Kazmir gave me 15 Ks, 1 win, 8.36 ERA and 1.71 WHIP. Chad Billingsley gave me 10 Ks, 1 win, 5.91 ERA and 1.97 WHIP.
This is a pretty strong indictment of H2H. Good pitchers on good teams coast at the end cause their teams have clinched (Bills and Kazmir).