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  1. 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:…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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?…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. 2012 midseason awards: NL Rookie of the Year

    Jul 4, 2012, 6:47 PM EDT

    Bryce Harper

    If the NL is going to narrow the talent gap with the AL in the coming years, it doesn’t really show up here. Sure, there’s a likely superstar playing well in Bryce Harper, but the AL can seemingly cancel him out with Mike Trout, who is playing a whole lot better. Beyond Harper, it’s a…

  14. 2012 midseason awards: AL Rookie of the Year

    Jul 4, 2012, 12:56 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Thanks to a league ruling restoring a certain Angel’s eligibility, the AL Rookie of the Year race is pretty much a batter for second place. But what a battle it might be. The candidates: Mike Trout (LAA): .340/.396/.552, 10 HR, 36 RBI, 22 SB in 241 AB Will Middlebrooks (Bos): .298/.335/.538, 10 HR, 37 RBI,…

  15. Are future awards out of the question for Ryan Braun?

    Jan 5, 2012, 10:38 AM EDT

    ryan braun wide getty

    Buster Olney posed an interesting question on Twitter and then in his column this morning: If Ryan Braun is suspended for his positive drug test, will writers never again consider Braun for any award during his playing career? In other words, if he’s suspended 50 games this year, then passes all subsequent tests and hits 60 homers…

  16. Matt Wieters headlines 2011 class of “Fielding Bible Awards”

    Oct 31, 2011, 11:00 PM EDT

    Matt Wieters Getty

    It’s tough to take the Gold Glove awards too seriously these days. Fortunately we also have the Fielding Bible Awards around to recognize the best defensive players at each position. For those unfamiliar, the Fielding Bible Awards are voted on by a 10-person panel of experts, including Bill James, Peter Gammons, Rob Neyer, Joe Posnanski,…

  17. No Bartolo?! Lance Berkman, Jacoby Ellsbury win Comeback Player of the Year awards

    Oct 13, 2011, 11:06 AM EDT

    Bartolo Colon

    Major League Baseball just announced that Lance Berkman and Jacoby Ellsbury have won the Comeback Player of the Year Awards.  Obviously they both had great years after (a) a lost year for Ellsbury due to injury; and (b) a mostly lost year for Berkman which, due to a trade that didn’t work out well and…

  18. HBT Daily: Handing out this week’s awards

    Sep 2, 2011, 1:30 PM EDT

    These aren’t really awards, of course. Just our shoutouts. And I’m still struggling with the proper honoring gesture.

  19. First-third awards: 2011 AL MVP

    Jun 3, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Jose Bautista

    Closing out the selections with the one no-brainer in the bunch.  Still., there’s a good race for second place. First, the OPS leaders: 1.276 – Jose Bautista (OF TOR): .360/.502/.773, 20 HR, 40 RBI, 5 SB in 172 AB 1.064 – Matt Joyce (OF TB): .364/.423/.642, 10 HR, 31 RBI, 4 SB in 173 AB…

  20. First-third awards: 2011 NL MVP

    Jun 2, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Ryan Braun, Prince Fielder

    Now we’re on to the MVP awards. I’ll start with the more controversial of the two. Here are the league’s OPS leaders to date: 1.044 – Lance Berkman (OF STL): .329/.449/.595, 11 HR, 36 RBI, 0 SB in 158 AB 1.001 – Joey Votto (1B CIN): .338/.468/.532, 7 HR, 32 RBI, 4 SB in 201…

  21. First-third awards: 2011 AL Rookie of the Year

    Jun 1, 2011, 6:00 PM EDT

    Michael Pineda

    Wilson Ramos, who started off in the AL with the Twins, was my choice as the NL Rookie of the Year one-third of the way through the season.  Now on to the other league. Just for the fun of it, we’ll look at the hitters first: Mark Trumbo (1B Angels): .256/.306/.472, 10 HR, 28 RBI, 5…

  22. First-third awards: 2011 NL Cy Young

    Jun 1, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Roy Halladay

    Following up yesterday’s look at the AL Cy Young race one-third of the way through the season, here’s the rundown on the NL. First, the top 10 starters by ERA: 1. Jair Jurrjens (Braves): 7-1, 1.51 ERA, 38/11 K/BB in 65.2 IP 2. Josh Johnson (Marlins): 3-1, 1.64 ERA, 56/20 K/BB in 60.1 IP 3.…

  23. First-third awards: 2011 AL Cy Young

    May 31, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT

    Josh Beckett vs. Yankees

    On to the AL Cy Young Award race.  First, the league’s ERA leaders: 1. Josh Beckett (Red Sox): 4-2, 1.80 ERA, 63/25 K/BB in 70 IP 2. Jered Weaver (Angels): 6-4, 2.10 ERA, 77/20 K/BB in 85 2/3 IP 3. James Shields (Rays): 5-3, 2.15 ERA, 81/18 K/BB in 83 2/3 IP 4. Gio Gonzalez…

  24. First-third awards: 2011 NL Rookie of the Year

    May 31, 2011, 2:00 PM EDT

    Craig Kimbrel

    We’re one third of the way through the season, so it’s time to check in on the award races.  First up is the NL Rookie of the Year. The candidates Wilson Ramos (C Nationals): .252/.336/.403, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 0 SB in 119 AB Darwin Barney (2B Cubs): .311/.333/.389, 1 HR, 24 RBI, 3 SB…

  25. The President of the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum defends the decision to move the Legacy Awards Show

    Jan 24, 2011, 5:30 PM EDT

    Negro Leagues Baseball Museum

    Last week I posted  a link to Sam Mellinger’s story in the Kansas City Star about the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum’s decision not to hold its annual Legacy Awards Show this month.  Today I received an email from the President of the NLBM, Dr. Raymond Doswell, who takes issue with Mellinger’s characterization and, subsequently, my…

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