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  1. Jury finds the Dodgers partially negligent, awards $18 million to Bryan Stow

    Jul 9, 2014, 5:03 PM EDT

    Bryan Stow

    The Dodgers, however, will only be on the hook for $4.5 million of that. Or less than 2% of their annual payroll.

  2. Yeah, setup men need not apply for the Rivera and Hoffman awards

    Apr 9, 2014, 12:31 PM EDT

    trevor hoffman padres

    Does anyone thing Jim Johnson was the best relief pitcher in all of baseball the past two years? Yeah, me neither.

  3. Report: MLB to name relief pitcher awards after Mariano Rivera and Trevor Hoffman

    Apr 9, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    Question: does this mean setup men will never be considered the best relievers?

  4. Did PED users cost Frank Thomas four MVP awards?

    Nov 19, 2013, 8:31 AM EDT

    Frank Thomas

    Frank Thomas is one of the best hitters of my lifetime and that guy should be in the Hall of Fame on the first ballot, no question. He’s also a Hall-of-Fame-level call-out-his-contemporaries-on-their-PED-use-guy. Inner circle. He was at it again the other night at a speaking engagement: “I was the one player who was hurt the…

  5. HBT Extra: predicting the MVP, Cy Young and Manager of the Year awards

    Nov 11, 2013, 2:43 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Kay and I play lightning round and predict who will win the big awards this week. Complete with a dig at Fredi Gonzalez!

  6. Manny Machado and Andrelton Simmons win Platinum Glove Awards

    Nov 8, 2013, 11:18 PM EDT

    platinum glove award

    The third-annual Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards were announced earlier this evening, recognizing the best defensive player in each league. Orioles third baseman Manny Machado won the award for the American League while Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons took home the honors for the National League. Only those who won Rawlings Gold Glove Awards were eligible for…

  7. BBWAA awards finalists revealed on MLB Network

    Nov 5, 2013, 6:01 PM EDT

    bbwaa logo

    The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) is announcing the top three finalists for American League and National League Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player during a one-hour special airing right now (6:00 p.m. ET) on MLB Network. We will post those names here as they are rolled out…

  8. The BBWAA awards finalists will be announced at 6PM Eastern

    Nov 5, 2013, 11:03 AM EDT

    Andrew McCutchen

    The votes are all in and someone at the BBWAA knows who the MVP, CY Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year award winners are. They’re not gonna tell us who they are yet, but tonight they’re gonna tease us a bit: The Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) will reveal the…

  9. Mariano Rivera, Francisco Liriano win 2013 Comeback Player of the Year Awards

    Nov 5, 2013, 7:01 AM EDT

    Mariano Rivera

    The Comeback Player of the Year: an award you never want to be a candidate for, but one which, if you win, represents a triumph. It’s gotta feel pretty good overall. And Mariano Rivera and Francisco Liriano are probably feeling pretty good today, because won the Comeback Player of the Year Awards for the AL and…

  10. Voting now open for Platinum Glove Awards

    Oct 29, 2013, 9:25 PM EDT

    platinum glove award

    The 2013 Gold Glove Award winners have been announced. Now you can help determine which of those recipients deserves a Platinum Glove — given each year (since 2011) to one player in each league. Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina has won it both times in the NL and has to be considered the favorite again given…

  11. Posnanski pillories the pillars of awards voting

    Oct 1, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

    Detroit Tigers Miguel Cabrera looks at the scoreboard in the ninth inning of the Kansas City Royals' win in their MLB game in Kansas City

    The MVP is not the same thing as the best player. An MVP has to come from a winning team. The best pitcher has the most wins. The manager of the year has to be a comeback story. These are some of the many silly fictions of awards voting. Especially that first one because, man,…

  12. Your midseason awards winners, according to WAR

    Jul 1, 2013, 6:09 PM EDT

    Carlos Gomez

    Here’s how WAR, both the Baseball-reference and Fangraphs versions, rates the top players as of the midway point of the season. AL MVP (Baseball-Reference) 1. Manny Machado – 4.9 2. Miguel Cabrera – 4.9 3. Chris Sale – 4.4 4. Dustin Pedroia – 4.3 5. Chris Davis – 4.2 AL MVP (Fangraphs) 1. Miguel Cabrera…

  13. Rollie Fingers is putting his Cy Young and MVP awards up for auction

    Apr 4, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

    Rollie Fingers

    Stars of the 70s and 80s putting their awards and memorabilia up for auction seems to be quite the trend lately. Steve Garvey, Kirk Gibson and now Rollie Fingers. From Don Walker of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel: The auction is being handled by SCP Auctions, and will be held from April 10-27. In addition to the Cy…

  14. And now: your early-season awards

    Apr 4, 2013, 9:13 AM EDT

    Boston Red Sox Jackie Bradley singles in front of New York Yankees Chris Stewart in MLB game in New York

    What? If pundits and newspaper columnists are allowed to talk about “who won the offseason” and are allowed to draw grand conclusions about this team or that team after one or two games, Joe Posnanski is certainly able to hand out MVP hardware based on the early season performances: American League Rookie of the Year:…

  15. Gold Glove awards set to add ‘sabermetric component’

    Mar 8, 2013, 4:08 PM EDT

    Rays Baseball

    The much-maligned Rawlings Gold Glove awards have long been decided by the managers and coaches around the league, even though such people are left with little enough time to watch other teams when they have to deal with their own for 162 games per season. That’s changing now, if only slightly. Rawlings announced that it’s…

  16. And the MVP Awards will go to …

    Nov 15, 2012, 9:27 AM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    Awards week concludes tonight when, at 6PM Eastern, the winners of the MVP Awards, as voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America, will be announced on MLB Network.  Let’s break it down: The Finalists American League:  Adrian Beltre, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout National League: Ryan Braun, Chase Headley, Andrew McCutchen, Yadier Molina, Buster Posey The Favorites: Everyone agrees…

  17. The Silver Slugger Awards are announced

    Nov 8, 2012, 6:05 PM EDT

    silver slugger getty

    This year’s Silver Slugger Award winners are being unveiled tonight during a one-hour special on MLB Network. The Silver Slugger Award is given annually to the best offensive player at each position in the American League and National League and is voted on by coaches and managers. We’ll run the winners down here as they…

  18. The Wilson Defensive Awards were announced last night

    Nov 5, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Michael Bourn

    We mentioned this last week, but last night the inaugural Wilson Defensive Awards were announced on MLB Network. As we said previously: sponsored awards like this are kind of “whatever,” but in a world where people still take the Gold Glove awards seriously, I’m cool with any viable competitor. As you’ll recall, there were awards for the…

  19. The Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards to be announced Sunday

    Nov 2, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    I’m not always the biggest fan of sponsored awards announced in a made-for-TV presentation, but in a world where people still think Gold Gloves matter, I’m all for this: From great diving catches in the outfield to acrobatic plays in the infield, the first-ever Wilson Defensive Player of the Year Awards will be announced exclusively on MLB…

  20. Buster Posey and Fernando Rodney win Comeback Player of the Year awards

    Oct 19, 2012, 11:01 AM EDT

    comeback_player_of_the_year_award

    Award season is upon us. MLB just announced that Giants catcher Buster Posey and Rays reliever Fernando Rodney are the Comeback Player of the Year winners, as voted on by MLB.com writers. Posey missed most of last season after breaking his ankle in a home plate collision, but returned to play 146 games while hitting…

  21. A note on awards season

    Sep 19, 2012, 10:30 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    I had some fun with the Ted Williams post this morning, but I would like to make one observation about the upcoming MVP debates and awards season in general:  they matter and they don’t. And that’s not necessarily a contradiction. Remember that time when the voters got the MVP vote wrong and we all died?…

  22. 2012 midseason awards: NL MVP

    Jul 7, 2012, 12:50 AM EDT

    Joey Votto

    There’s no doubt who has been the National League’s best hitter to date, what with Joey Votto leading the circuit in both on-base percentage and slugging. As for the best player, that’s still a difficult question. Here’s the top 10 in OPS: 1.082 – Joey Votto (1B Cin): .345/.464/.619, 14 HR, 47 RBI, 4 SB…

  23. 2012 midseason awards: AL MVP

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:41 PM EDT

    Josh Hamilton

    Josh Hamilton was far and away the AL’s best player for two months, but he’s definitely come back to the pack after hitting just .223 with four homers in June. He struck out 35 times last month, nearly matching his total of 39 times from April and May combined. That said, he still leads the…

  24. 2012 midseason awards: NL Cy Young

    Jul 5, 2012, 6:56 PM EDT

    R.A. Dickey

    It was easy coming up with pitcher snubs from the NL All-Star team because there are a whole bunch of NL pitchers with great numbers right now. One does stand out above the rest, but there’s an excellent field of Cy Young candidates to choose from at the midway point. Here’s the top 15, according…

  25. 2012 midseason awards: AL Cy Young

    Jul 5, 2012, 3:53 PM EDT

    Chris Sale

    The AL Cy Young balloting turned into a rout last year, as Justin Verlander lapped the field on his way to taking league MVP honors. At the midway point, this year’s Cy is still very much in doubt. Here’s the league top 10 in ERA: Jered Weaver (LAA): 9-1, 2.13 ERA, 68/21 K/BB in 88…

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