I've been putting this off for a long time 'cause I didn't want to jinx our boy FredEx. Sort of like not talking about a no-hitter. But, with 28 games left, it's now a distinct possibility that Freddy could win this thing. He'd be the first Bucco since Bill Madlock in '83.
Here's the current standings:
1. Freddy - .347
2. Miguel Cabrera - .338
3. Matt Holliday .327
Cabrera's definitely a huge threat. He's a serious player and he's right in the middle of a nice hot streak.
Plus, there's Brian McCann. He's batting .346 but doesn't have enough at-bats to qualify for the title. I'm not about to do the math to figure out how many plate apperances per game he has and how many more he needs - but I'll be sure and let everyone know if he gets close enough that it's an issue.
Props to Freddy for keeping Pirates fans interested...