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Thoughts and observations on Silver Slugger Awards, Jeff Manto and expanded instant replay

Thoughts and observations on Silver Slugger Awards, Jeff Manto and expanded instant replay

The annual Silver Slugger Awards will be announced at 6 p.m. tonight on MLB Network, and the Orioles should be well represented. The awards are decided by a vote of major league managers and coaches, and lean heavily toward run-production numbers. Orioles first baseman Chris Davis might be an underdog for the American League Most Valuable Player Award, but it’s safe to say he’s a favorite to win a Silver Slugger at first base. He led the major leagues in 2013 in home runs (53) and RBIs (138) and led AL first basemen in slugging percentage (.634) and OPS (1.004) and tied the Toronto Blue Jays' Edwin Encarnacion for the best on-base percentage (.370). Center fielder Adam...

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