Results matching “awards”
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…
Aug 15, 2014, 11:25 PM EDT
Masahiro Tanaka will throw 25 fastballs in a bullpen session on Saturday as the Yankees attempt to get him back into pitching shape for a late-September return.
Aug 15, 2014, 9:35 PM EDT
The Miguel Cabrera bobbleheads given away to fans on Friday night contained a rather large error.
Aug 7, 2014, 3:53 PM EDT
MASN and the Orioles are arguing that Major League Baseball had a conflict of interest in ruling in the Nats favor over rights fees.
Aug 3, 2014, 10:10 PM EDT
Some potentially uplifting news for the Yankees: Masahiro Tanaka could play catch if given clearance by a doctor tomorrow. The pitcher hasn’t pitched in a month due to a right elbow injury.
Aug 2, 2014, 12:45 PM EDT
Jose Abreu hasn’t been retired since Wednesday, and is on a 21-game hitting streak. One could argue he’s having a pretty good season.
Jul 30, 2014, 3:51 PM EDT
Injuries derailed what was a very promising career for Chavez while with the A’s, but he bounced back and got healthy enough to thrive in part-time roles for the Yankees and Diamondbacks.
Jul 25, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
Greg Maddux looked like a guy who should be riding a Metra commuter train to his 9-to-5 job in the Loop, maybe sneaking out later to catch a Cubs game and have a few beers at Wrigley Field.
Jul 24, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT
Everyone has a gift. This is my gift. I shall now share it with you.
Jul 23, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT
Tom Glavine crafted his Hall of Fame career with plenty of skill and wit.
Jul 22, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT
The softer side of Roy Halladay.
Jul 21, 2014, 11:19 AM EDT
David Wright, Hall of Famer?
Jul 6, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT
HBT hands out awards to the best and worst of Seinfeld Night.
- Garrett Richards out 6-9 months with torn patellar tendon 7
- A pitch clock in Major League Baseball? No thanks. 83
- And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights 75
- Garrett Richards suffers ugly left knee injury 28
- Giants win protest, will complete rain-halted game at Wrigley Field on Thursday afternoon 46
- Royals might actually know what they are doing 33
- Curt Schilling reveals that he was diagnosed with mouth cancer, blames smokeless tobacco 72
- Clown shoes in Chicago: the Cubs grounds crew couldn’t get the tarp on the field 59
- A pitch clock in Major League Baseball? No thanks. (87)
- Here’s today’s dose of barfy Derek Jeter sentiment (82)
- And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights (77)