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  1. 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…

  2. 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…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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.…

  9. 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…

  10. 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 –…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Don’t diminish Hank Aaron’s greatness by calling him The Home Run King

    Apr 8, 2014, 5:25 PM EDT

    Hank Aaron AP

    Henry Aaron is NOT The Home Run King. That sounds like I’m going to follow with some rant about Barry Bonds breaking his record and how terrible that was … but I’m not. My thought here has nothing to do with that. Henry Aaron is not the Home Run King because that silly title would do nothing but diminish his greatness.

  14. Back spasms keeping J.J. Hardy out of the Orioles’ lineup

    Apr 7, 2014, 10:15 AM EDT

    JJ Hardy Getty

    Initially when J.J. Hardy sat out a game last week with back spasms the Orioles said it was merely a precautionary move early in a long season, but the shortstop had to skip Sunday’s game with more back spasms.

  15. Great Moments in Puig Derangement Syndrome

    Mar 31, 2014, 7:50 AM EDT

    Plaschke

    Unless and until Yasiel Puig is ever talked and written about as a normal human being instead of some scary monster which portends dread and personifies all of our darkest fears, we’re gonna start handing out awards. With apologies to Charles Krauthammer, who coined the term Bush Derangement Syndrome, our awards will commemorate Great Moments…

  16. Barry Bonds to present Andrew McCutchen with his MVP Award on Opening Day

    Mar 28, 2014, 3:03 PM EDT

    Philadelphia Phillies v San Francisco Giants, Game 3

    This is . . . beautiful: Barry Bonds and Jim Leyland will present Andrew McCutchen and Clint Hurdle with their MVP and NL manager of year awards on opening day. — Bill Brink (@BrinkPG) March 28, 2014 It’s a little known fact, but Bonds presenting McCutchen with his MVP award is mandated by the Sportswriter…

  17. Smart money on Hanley Ramirez, Jay Bruce in prop bets

    Mar 12, 2014, 5:55 PM EDT

    Hanley Ramirez Getty

    Bovada released its player prop bets for the 2014 season on Wednesday, providing odds on the AL and NL MVP and Cy Young races, as well as MLB’s home run leader. Here’s a look at what I consider to be the best bets in each category. Please do note, though, all information here is for…

  18. Picture of the Day: Adam Dunn’s locker has a new look after the Oscars

    Mar 4, 2014, 10:53 PM EDT

    Adam Dunn locker

    Adam Dunn returned to the White Sox today after attending the 86th annual Academy Awards on Sunday, where “Dallas Buyers Club,” a film which he helped finance and had a cameo in, took home three awards. Now that the veteran slugger is big-time, an unidentified member of the team decided to give his locker a…

  19. Brad Ausmus did not stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night. He didn’t have to.

    Feb 28, 2014, 10:30 AM EDT

    Brad Ausmus

    LAKELAND, FLORIDA — Brad Ausmus opened his office to the media at 8:45. It was impeccably neat and organized and during his meeting he spoke accurately and incisively about various medical subjects. Based on the comments of regular Tigers writers, this is juuuuuust a bit different than the Jim Leyland years. The medical talk came…

  20. Actor/designated hitter Adam Dunn is probably going to the Oscars

    Feb 24, 2014, 2:44 PM EDT

    Chicago White Sox Photo Day

    Adam Dunn had a cameo as a bartender in “Dallas Buyers Club” and now it might get the White Sox designated hitter a trip to the Oscars on Sunday, writes Dan Hayes of CSNChicago.com: The slugger has an invite, a ride and a reason to attend the 86th Academy Awards in Los Angeles, but he…

  21. According to one St. Louis writer, Sabermetrics hate Lance Lynn

    Feb 22, 2014, 8:45 PM EDT

    lance lynn getty

    In a column posted last night, Joe Strauss of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch argues that Lance Lynn gets a bad rap from newer metrics. Relying heavily on his wins, and the Cardinals’ record in his starts, Strauss puts Lynn in the same conversation as teammate and 2013 NL Cy Young runner-up Adam Wainwright, and two-time…

  22. Derek Jeter’s great, but let’s compare to Alan Trammell

    Feb 15, 2014, 7:05 AM EDT

    Image (1) Trammell.jpg for post 3064

    SOCHI, Russia — Well, the overwhelming thing that is the Winter Olympics has completely thrown me off my 100 greatest baseball players ever schedule. So it goes. We’ll pick up where we left off after I return and recover and get back on U.S. time. I predict this will be sometime in July. In the…

  23. The Yankees should hope that Tanaka is as disastrous as A-Rod

    Feb 12, 2014, 8:37 AM EDT

    Masahiro Tanaka

    You know you’ve reached peak A-Rod Derangement Syndrome when you use his experience with the Yankees as a warning sign. That’s what Joel Sherman does today at the New York Post. Here’s the tweet teasing the article: ICYMI column http://t.co/eaIONRzUsv 10 yrs ago this wk #Yankees thought scored coup with A-Rod, now think same Tanaka.…

  24. Prince Fielder has dropped weight; Adrian Beltre predicts he’ll win the MVP

    Jan 26, 2014, 10:44 AM EDT

    Prince Fielder

    It’s premature to call this a Best Shape of His Life report — we need a bit more — but be it known that Prince Fielder is officially on BSOHL watch: He has dropped weight. He has dumped the dreadlocks in favor of a high-and-tight haircut. He will move into the featured No. 3 spot…

  25. Sandy Koufax presented the NL Cy Young award to Clayton Kershaw

    Jan 25, 2014, 11:15 PM EDT

    Clayton Kershaw Getty

    Major League Baseball’s award winners were presented with their hardware tonight at the Baseball Writers Association of America dinner at the New York Hilton. Hall of Fame managers Bobby Cox, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre were honored. Wil Myers and Jose Fernandez picked up their Rookie of the Year awards for the American and…

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