Results matching “awards”
May 21, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT
Through one-fifth of the season, I imagine everyone would have said Andre Ethier was the National League MVP. However, he is losing ground while on the DL because of a fractured finger. Let’s look at how a couple of systems rank the NL’s top 20 players. VORP 1. Ubaldo Jimenez – 32.3 2. Roy Halladay…
May 20, 2010, 7:30 PM EDT
No Zack Greinke, Felix Hernandez, CC Sabathia, Justin Verlander or Jon Lester here. We’ll turn to VORP again here to give us a top 10 list: 1. Doug Fister – 21.4 – 3-2, 1.96 ERA, 25/10 K/BB in 55 IP 2. Shaun Marcum – 20.0 – 3-1, 2.61 ERA, 45/14 K/BB in 62 IP 3.…
May 20, 2010, 6:00 PM EDT
Here are the top 10 NL starters according to VORP, along with some relevant statistics. 1. Roy Halladay – 28.1 – 6-2, 1.64 ERA, 58/10 K/BB in 71 1/3 IP 2. Ubaldo Jimenez – 27.8 – 7-1, 1.12 ERA, 54/21 K/BB in 56 1/3 IP 3. Tim Lincecum – 23.7 – 5-0, 1.76 ERA, 69/15…
May 19, 2010, 7:10 PM EDT
The NL rookie class is leaps and bounds better than the AL group so far, with the Senior Circuit boasting the game’s top three first-year players. The American League class is largely pitching dominated. Only two AL rookies have served as regulars throughout the entire first quarter of the season and one of those, Lou…
May 19, 2010, 4:15 PM EDT
A one-man race, right? Jason Heyward was practically handed the award a couple of weeks into the season, and though he’s hit a bit of a rough patch over the last week, he’s still batting an exceptional .274/.399/.540 with 28 RBI. That’s definitely Rookie of the Year material. But what no one expected was that…
May 17, 2010, 10:45 AM EDT
I disagree with Jay Mariotti on just about everything on the planet — and the multiple paragraphs he devotes to PED politics in his latest column are rather boring and unenlightening. But the point he started with — sports writers shouldn’t vote for postseason awards — is one worthy of consideration. I don’t know who…
Apr 5, 2010, 8:58 AM EDT
Never make predictions, especially about the future. – Casey Stengel That’s some great advice, Casey, but it’s Opening Day, we’re all happy and giddy and optimistic and everything, so let’s moot the entire season right now by telling you everything that’s going to happen. As the headline says, 100% correct or your money back. THE…
Feb 12, 2010, 1:55 PM EDT
So did Tim Lincecum’s new deal match the all-time record for first year arbitration players or not? Well, it depends on who you ask. I hadn’t realized this before, but I’m told that, for their own particular bookkeeping reasons, the MLBPA values signing bonuses as applying to the first year of the deal in their…
Nov 13, 2009, 9:20 AM EDT
The Silver Slugger Awards were announced last night. Like the Gold Gloves, the Silver Slugger is voted on by managers and coaches and stuff. Which makes little damn sense. We’ve long been in a world where offensive contributions can be quantified objectively — especially compared to defense — so why there’s a vote involved is…
Jul 13, 2009, 4:22 PM EDT
The AL ROY class looks a little stronger now than it did a third of the way through the season, when I had Rick Porcello edging out Elvis Andrus for the top spot, but it’s all because of the pitchers. The rookie position players have been a truly dreadful lot. According to VORP, not one…
Jun 5, 2009, 6:38 PM EDT
We’ll use VORP to come up with a list of candidates and go from there. Position players only. I think Dan Haren should figure into the mix for the bottom half of the ballot, but the rest of the top 10 will be hitters. 1. Albert Pujols – 37.22. Raul Ibanez – 33.43. Carlos Beltran…
Jun 5, 2009, 5:40 PM EDT
Yeah, it’s a no-brainer, but let’s look at a few lists anyway. Top 10 in ERA 1. Zack Greinke – 1.10 in 82 IP2. Jered Weaver – 2.26 in 75 2/3 IP3. Edwin Jackson – 2.30 in 74 1/3 IP4. Erik Bedard – 2.37 in 60 2/3 IP5. Roy Halladay – 2.77 in 91 IP6.…
Jun 5, 2009, 5:06 PM EDT
I’m tempted to just skip this one, as no one is worth of the honor. Not one NL rookie pitcher ranks in the league’s top 40 in innings pitched. Here are the ERAs of everyone to have made at least seven starts: Kenshin Kawakami – 4.63 ERA in 58 1/3 IPJosh Geer – 5.44 ERA…
Jun 4, 2009, 7:20 PM EDT
Let’s turn back to VORP to generate the list of candidates. Hitters only, for now: 1. Joe Mauer – 36.02. Jason Bartlett – 31.33. Justin Morneau – 29.74. Evan Longoria – 29.45. Adam Jones – 27.46. Victor Martinez – 27.27. Kevin Youkilis – 26.78. Jason Bay – 26.29. Torii Hunter – 24.710. Russell Branyan –…
Jun 4, 2009, 5:58 PM EDT
With Johan Santana coming back to the pack lately, the NL currently has nine starters with ERA between 2.00 and 2.70. 1. Johan Santana – 2.00 ERA in 72 IP2. Wandy Rodriguez – 2.26 ERA in 67 2/3 IP3. Matt Cain – 2.31 ERA in 66 1/3 IP4. Dan Haren – 2.42 ERA in 78…
Jun 4, 2009, 4:57 PM EDT
Toronto’s Scott Richmond was the AL’s top rookie during April, but he’s since fallen behind four players, all of whom have a case for Rookie of the Year honors to date: Elvis Andrus (SS Rangers) – While Matt Wieters, Nolan Reimold, Aaron Cunningham and others still have plenty of time to make up ground, Andrus…
Oct 9, 2014, 11:02 PM EDT
Authorities say that “several” of Berra’s World Series rings and two of his MVP plaques were among the items taken.
Clayton Kershaw-for-MVP tidbit: Plenty of voters didn’t pick Bob Gibson and his 1.12 ERA for MVP in 1968
Sep 25, 2014, 3:49 PM EDT
Not everyone thought 305 innings of a 1.12 ERA equaled MVP.
Sep 24, 2014, 5:06 PM EDT
Shocker: Plaschke has a serious double standard when it comes to Mr. Puig.
Sep 3, 2014, 2:11 PM EDT
Mantle and Aaron? Williams and Musial? Bonds and Rodriguez?
Sep 3, 2014, 1:43 PM EDT
Kris Bryant was the No. 2 pick in last year’s draft, hit .325 with 43 homers and a 1.098 OPS in 138 games between Double-A and Triple-A in his first full season as a pro, and will win a whole bunch of Minor League Player of the Year awards.
Sep 2, 2014, 12:30 PM EDT
Gambling on baseball is dumb. But Kershaw for the Cy Young Award is a pretty safe bet.
Aug 29, 2014, 8:47 AM EDT
A big housing unit for the Big Unit.
Aug 26, 2014, 8:23 AM EDT
If you think the Marlins recent winning ways have convinced Giancarlo Stanton to sign an extension, think again.
Aug 23, 2014, 3:10 PM EDT
Masahiro Tanaka is making progress towards a September return, at which point the Yankees could utilize a six-man rotation.
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