Bourn and Trout has won the award of Wilson Defensive Player of the year

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Time is going quite good for Michael Bourn and Mike Trout. Though they could not get the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards which was given in the last week, they have been awarded with Wilson Defensive Player in American League this year. Trout has ranked first in this category in MLB Baseball.
This award was given on Last Sunday. Bourn also won the award by playing wonderfully in National league for his team brave who has won the Wilson defensive team this year. Actually, from each team one player has been selected as the defensive player of a year.
The voting process is quite different for this award than Gold Glove Awards. In the Glove awards the voting is done by League Managers whereas in this case the voting is done on the basis of the statistics of the players. This process is called shredder system.
Well, this process has given the players like Brandon Crawford of San Francisco or Brendan Ryan of Seattle the opportunity to be awarded because of their wonderful defense ability in the matches. Jose Molina can also be mentioned for this as he has performed really well with .223 hitters and showed wonderful defensive style.
This year players like Adam LaRoche, Robinson Cano, Josh Reddick, Yadier Molina and Adrian Beltre have got both the awards for their teams though this achievement is not done by Trout. He lost the Gold Glove Award which has been won by Baltimore’s Adam Jones who is one of the center fielders of his team.
Trout lastly won the Fielding Bible Award in 2012 and he was also recognized for his wonderful defensive performance in the last season. He took a lot of catches homer saving and showed his ability of defense in a large range.
Jason Heyward also showed his talent in this season. He also achieved a fielding percentage of .995 and he only committed two errors which is no doubt quite extra ordinary. The range which he showed was also quite brilliant.
Both Heyward and Bourn played brilliantly for Braves and it caused the wonderful performance of the team. They have reached the top UZR of 53.1. Angels also reached a good level of 44.3 UZR because of the wonderful performance of Trout.
Bourn, Trout and some other who have already received the award for being the best players of defense can also be selected for another award called Baseball Yearly Awards for greatness in MLB Baseball in 2012. This voting is done by the personnel of the front office, media and the alumni of MLB.

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Pacquiao’s fight will postponed to Dec 1 instead of Nov 10 for not interrupting his training

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On Wednesday Michael Koncz advisory of Manny Pacquiao said that he will fight on 1st December instead of 10th November.
Michael Koncz said that “It is important for them that they didn’t see any great performances in the last two fights and Manny want to focus completely on his training. So Manny and he requested their promoter to move the date to 1st December”.
He also said the reason behind HBO pay per view fight is Pacquiao lost the welterweight to Timothy Bradley in a highly controversial decision on 9th June.
“Manny has to be stay in Philippines for the filling of his candidacy and he don’t want to interrupt neither Manny nor his training” said by Koncz. He also said for the issue that “If Manny fights on Nov 10 he will lose two days of training perhaps one week. And he has to come back from Philippines in the middle of the camp. If Manny lose a week’s physical training and they don’t want to hear any excuses. So they have to tell that to their promoter”.
Pacquiao will spend the first part of training in Baguio, Philippines and the rest will be in the Wild card gym of Hollywood in California. Koncz said that Pacquiao already decided a few ago that he will spend his entire training camp in Hollywood.
Koncz said that “They all do the training programs in America”. “This is the first time they trained him in Philippines for taxation reason and he enjoyed a lot there. Now it becoming a routine and he thinks that it is sufficient to do that all in L.A.”.
There are three names under discussion which are from the June fight of Pacquiao and they are Juan Manuel Marquez in a fourth fight, Bradely in the rematch and Miguel Cotto in a rematch.
Todd duBoef who is the high ranked president said that “Koncz told them to shift the date of fight a few weeks later because Manny has some political situations in Philippines. In October president has to be physically present in the congressional run so, he decided to push it back to December to satishfy Manny.”
The November fight will be among Las Vegas and MGM Grand so it is possible to go somewhere else said Koncz.
Because of the tax implication issue Pacquiao has not fought in New York. But in Nevanda there is no tax. So if there will be a rematch with Cotto it will be in Las Vegas.
Koncz said that “They need to start prompting about it and they should make a final decision by the next week”.