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  1. Mike Trout headlines this year’s class of Fielding Bible Award winners

    Oct 25, 2012, 7:01 PM EST

    Mike Trout Getty

    If you have lost patience with the Gold Glove Award as a measure of defensive excellence, the Fielding Bible Awards are here to help. Voted on by a 10-person panel which includes the likes of Bill James, Peter Gammons, Rob Neyer, Joe Posnanski, Doug Glanville, John Dewan and the video scouting team at Baseball Info…

  2. Ozzie Smith is selling all his stuff

    Oct 16, 2012, 3:15 PM EST

    Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter

    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com passes along word that Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is auctioning off his 13 Gold Glove awards and various other items for “estate and family planning.” According to Crasnick, in addition to all the Gold Glove awards Smith is also selling World Series rings from 2006 and 2011 that the Cardinals…

  3. Mike Trout named Baseball America’s Player of the Year

    Oct 16, 2012, 2:43 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    He was named Baseball America’s Rookie of the Year too, but that’s a no-brainer. It’s the Player of the Year Award that will probably get the Cabreraites a bit miffed: His all-around performance was stunning enough to put him right in the thick of the American League MVP debate with Cabrera, who won the first…

  4. The BBWAA sets the dates for award announcements

    Oct 15, 2012, 12:33 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    Gentlemen, mark your calendars so you can properly schedule your outrage:  the Baseball Writers Association of America has announced the dates on which it will announce its awards: Monday, Nov. 12: AL and NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards. Tuesday, Nov. 13: AL and NL Managers of the Year. Wednesday, Nov. 14: AL and NL Cy…

  5. Let’s gear up for another incredible day of baseball

    Oct 11, 2012, 8:13 AM EST

    A's celebration

    In case you missed any of yesterday’s mind-boggling action I offer you two things. First, my condolences, because you missed one of the best days of baseball in recent memory. Second, I offer you a quick set of links explaining to you how incredible it was: The A’s rallied for three in the ninth, shocking the…

  6. My MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year picks

    Oct 5, 2012, 5:52 PM EST

    Mike Trout

    Here are my picks for the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards for each league. Obviously, these are all for fun. I’m not a BBWAA member and do not have ballots for any of these awards. Feel free to flame away. AL MVP 1. Mike Trout 2. Miguel Cabrera 3. Robinson Cano 4.…

  7. What to make of beat reporters stumping for players they cover come award season

    Oct 1, 2012, 2:19 PM EST

    press hat

    I wondered about this on Twitter earlier and figured I’d expand on it a little more here. As the season winds down we’re seeing tons of articles touting various players for various awards and there’s often a location-based angle. Beat writers in Detroit think Miguel Cabrera should be the MVP. Beat writers in Baltimore think…

  8. Three exciting days left in the regular season

    Oct 1, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter looks on during play against the Toronto Blue Jays in their first game of a double header during an MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore

    We are down to the final three days of the regular season, and there is so much still to be decided. Here’s an overview for the craziness that will be afoot between now and Wednesday night: The Races: The teams involved in the playoffs are close to being set. The Yankees, Orioles and Rangers have…

  9. Gleeman and The Geek: MVPs, batting titles, and pink drinks

    Sep 24, 2012, 1:20 PM EST

    gleeman-geek250

    Note: I do a weekly podcast that’s mostly about the Minnesota Twins, but also about baseball in general and other random topics that HBT readers may find amusing. On this week’s “Gleeman and The Geek” episode we talked about pink drinks, revisiting the free agent pitcher market, Joe Mauer and batting titles, Mike Trout versus…

  10. MLB really has no plan when it comes to PED punishment

    Sep 21, 2012, 5:45 PM EST

    Bud Selig

    I often defend baseball’s PED testing regime. I think its official punishments are good. Fifty games is a lot for a first offense, as are the financial penalties that go along with the suspensions.  But it really has no clue what it’s doing when it comes to secondary sanctions like the one we saw imposed…

  11. MLB’s official statement on Melky shows that “regret” is now part of PED punishments

    Sep 21, 2012, 4:30 PM EST

    San Francisco Giants v Atlanta Braves

    Major League Baseball just released Bud Selig’s official statement on the new Melky Cabrera Rule. And — as I’m sure all of you will love — it opens up a whole new avenue of PED punishment and debate:  “After giving this matter the consideration it deserves, I have decided that Major League Baseball will comply…

  12. Omar Vizquel, Babe Ruth, and the all-time hits list

    Sep 17, 2012, 12:16 PM EST

    billboard hits

    I’m sure Omar Vizquel fans will be angry about this comparison, but it’s not so much about him as it is me trying to point out the silliness behind acting as if “hits” are a good way to gauge someone’s overall ability as a hitter. Anyway, yesterday Vizquel notched his 2,871st and 2,872nd career hits,…

  13. Busting the narratives: reverse pennant races

    Sep 17, 2012, 11:04 AM EST

    backwards clock

    As Kierkegaard once said: “The baseball season can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.”  Which is why narratives are created as the season goes on, assigning epic collapses to teams who play poorly late and inspirational surges to teams who play poorly early. Even if said teams — over the long haul…

  14. It’s officially “so and so should be considered” season

    Sep 11, 2012, 2:00 PM EST

    Derek Jeter

    I had a go at this concept last year. The concept that, when it comes to postseason awards, it’s somehow a legitimate argument to say “so and so should be considered” when the person advocating such a position doesn’t actually think they should win it. That he should be “in the conversation.” Person 1: I…

  15. The latest “oh noes, Melky can’t win the batting title!” column

    Sep 6, 2012, 11:00 AM EST

    Melky Cabrera

    The argument that Melky Cabrera should not be allowed to win the 2012 batting title because of his drug suspension was dumb a couple of weeks ago and it’s dumb again today. From Morosi: The batting race, though, is one instance in which MLB must act — and it doesn’t need to be that complicated.…

  16. Miguel Cabrera is AL’s Player of the Month, but not the Tigers’

    Sep 4, 2012, 6:23 PM EST

    Miguel Cabrera

    How’s that for silliness? Miguel Cabrera was recognized Tuesday by the BBWAA as the American League’s Player of the Month for August, but he didn’t get the same honor from the Detroit chapter in the vote for Tigers’ Player of the Month. Instead, Detroit writers picked Prince Fielder, and justifiably so. Here are the August stats for…

  17. Royals prospect Wil Myers named Baseball America minor league player of the year

    Sep 4, 2012, 12:46 PM EST

    Wil Myers

    Baseball America announced its annual minor league player of the year today and the winner is Royals prospect Wil Myers, who hit .314 with 37 homers in 134 games between Double-A and Triple-A at age 21. J.J. Cooper’s lengthy article about Myers includes this interesting tidbit: He joins Paul Konerko, Troy Glaus, Jose Canseco, and…

  18. Grady Sizemore ruled out for the season

    Aug 22, 2012, 10:47 AM EST

    Grady Sizemore

    When the Indians re-signed Grady Sizemore to a one-year, $5 million they did so hoping he’d be ready for Opening Day, but instead the oft-injured center fielder hasn’t played a single game and now he’s been ruled out for the season following another setback. Manager Manny Acta summed up the situation pretty well to Jordan…

  19. Baseball and Bud to stay together for six more years

    Aug 22, 2012, 9:14 AM EST

    generic beer

    No, not Selig, but I wouldn’t be surprised if they did too. Bud as in Budweiser: Budweiser and baseball, two American staples whose history can be traced back to the late 1800s, will continue to go hand-in-hand. Anheuser-Busch and Major League Baseball Properties today announced a six-year renewal of the sponsorship agreement that designates Budweiser…

  20. We can’t let Melky Cabrera have the batting title/crown/award!

    Aug 18, 2012, 5:38 PM EST

    Melky Cabrera

    In the name of all that is holy! Kenny Albert and Tim McCarver made it very clear during Saturday’s FOX Red Sox-Yankees broadcast that we can’t allow Melky Cabrera to win the NL batting title after his steroids suspension this week. In fact, it seems we need a new rule to prevent players who receive…

  21. Felix Hernandez: MLB’s best young pitcher in 20 years

    Aug 15, 2012, 8:49 PM EST

    Felix Hernandez

    That’s pretty defensible, right. Felix Hernandez debuted at 19, and while he wasn’t great right away — in fact, he was pretty disappointing his first three years — he’s provided a ton of value to the Mariners in going 96-72 with a 3.17 ERA in 230 career starts to date. Baseball-reference WAR rates him as…

  22. Year-by-year breakdown of Cole Hamels’ $144 million deal

    Aug 9, 2012, 11:19 AM EST

    Cole Hamels

    Todd Zolecki of MLB.com has the details of Cole Hamels‘ six-year, $144 million contract extension with the Phillies, which keeps the 28-year-old left-hander from hitting the open market as a free agent this offseason: Signing bonus: $6 million 2013: $19.5 million 2014: $22.5 million 2015: $22.5 million 2016: $22.5 million 2017: $22.5 million 2018: $22.5…

  23. Barry Bonds thinks he belongs in the Hall, doesn’t care if he’s kept out, loves Roger Clemens

    Aug 7, 2012, 8:22 AM EST

    Premiere Of Tyler Perry's "Good Deeds" - Red Carpet

    Barry Bonds broke Hank Aaron’s home run record five years ago today. Recently he sat down with Barry Bloom of MLB.com to talk about that, the end of his career, the Hall of Fame, his status as a felon and his good friend Roger Clemens. It’s a pretty b.s.-free interview in which he offers the…

  24. Fernando Rodney is in very rare territory

    Aug 1, 2012, 7:00 PM EST

    Fernando Rodney

    The Rays have had the magic touch with lightly regarded relievers before, but Fernando Rodney is easily their biggest success story yet. The 35-year-old Rodney recorded his 31st save Wednesday, moving himself into a tie for the major league lead, and lowered his ERA to 0.74 with a scoreless inning in a 4-1 win over…

  25. Jim Palmer is selling his Cy Youngs, Gold Gloves

    Jul 2, 2012, 11:30 PM EST

    Jim Palmer's Cy Young

    Hall of Famer Jim Palmer is putting his hardware up for bids. Listed on Hunt Auctions are all three of his Cy Young Awards and two of his four Gold Gloves. Palmer is working as a TV analyst for the Orioles, so he still has a steady income. However, he doesn’t see the mementos as…

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