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  1. First-quarter awards: AL Rookie of the Year

    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…

  2. First-quarter awards: NL Rookie of the Year

    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…

  3. Mariotti: the media should not vote for postseason awards

    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…

  4. Winners! Losers! Awards! Your 2010 predictions, guaranteed correct or your money back

    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…

  5. How Lincecum did — and did not — match the record for first year arbitration awards

    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…

  6. Shin-Soo Choo gets boned, and other thoughts on the Silver Slugger Awards

    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…

  7. Midseason Awards: AL Rookie of the Year

    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…

  8. First-third awards – NL MVP

    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…

  9. First-third awards – AL Cy Young

    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.…

  10. First-third awards – NL Rookie of the Year

    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…

  11. First-third awards – AL MVP

    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 –…

  12. First-third awards – NL Cy Young

    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…

  13. First-third awards – AL Rookie of the Year

    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…

  14. The dizzying intellect of Tom Glavine

    Jul 23, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

    Braves v Yankees X

    Tom Glavine crafted his Hall of Fame career with plenty of skill and wit.

  15. Roy Halladay really loves Chase Utley

    Jul 22, 2014, 2:05 PM EDT

    roy halladay long getty

    The softer side of Roy Halladay.

  16. ‘Seinfeld Night’ superlatives

    Jul 6, 2014, 3:41 PM EDT

    soup nazi and puffy shirt

    HBT hands out awards to the best and worst of Seinfeld Night.

  17. Eric Chavez says “it’s a possibility” he could retire at season’s end

    Jun 29, 2014, 10:35 PM EDT

    Eric Chavez

    Eric Chavez’s knee injury is making retirement after the season “a possibility” for the six-time Gold Glove winner.

  18. And That Happened: Wednesday’s scores and highlights

    Jun 26, 2014, 6:53 AM EDT

    Blood on the Tracks

    Tim Lincecum’s no-hitter reminded me of something.

  19. Should baseball teams be held liable when foul balls injure fans?

    Jun 10, 2014, 10:59 AM EDT

    lawsuit gavel

    There is a legal doctrine known as “The Baseball Rule” which gets teams off the hook when fans are injured by foul balls. Should it be abolished? Maintained? Or is there a middle ground?

  20. Johan Santana struck out a bunch of hitters in extended spring training

    May 27, 2014, 2:17 PM EDT

    Johan Santana AP

    Johan Santana made what’s expected to be his final extended spring training start today, throwing 4.1 innings and 76 pitches against Orioles minor leaguers in Florida.

  21. Mike Trout asked a girl out to the prom for some boy

    May 19, 2014, 11:03 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    By the way, it is “the prom,” not just “prom.” In my day a prom required an article in front of it. Saying “go to prom” is like saying “go to hospital.” We’re not British, so just cut that crap out right this second.

  22. Fun with early-season stats: a reliever is tied for the league lead in wins

    May 6, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

    Jean Machi

    The Giants’ Jean Machi is on pace to go 25-0 in 86 innings.

  23. Jose Fernandez, Sonny Gray named Pitchers of the Month for April

    May 5, 2014, 3:30 PM EDT

    sonny gray getty

    No surprises here, as Fernandez and Gray were on point all April long. And a touch of March.

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