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  1. If you’re in the opinion business, be prepared to defend your opinions

    Nov 16, 2012, 9:46 AM EDT

    megaphone

    I will preface this by saying that I am certain — 100% certain — that a lot of people out there in Internet land said rude, personal and otherwise awful things to baseball writers who argued in favor of Miguel Cabrera for the MVP.  There were also people who likely said rude, personal and otherwise awful…

  2. Ohio Governor John Kasich goes to bat for Al Oliver with the Hall of Fame

    Nov 16, 2012, 8:54 AM EDT

    Al Oliver

    Warning. Long story ahead. But it’s the offseason and I’m bored and anyone who has read my stuff over the past 5+ years know that I tend to do this between November and February. I’m not exactly a huge fan of my governor, John Kasich. He’s OK. A nice man and, despite his best efforts,…

  3. Matt Holliday on Matt Cain plunking him in the NLCS: “it was less than tough”

    Nov 15, 2012, 3:26 PM EDT

    Matt Holliday

    So much arguing about awards and trades and things today. Let’s go back to some baseball. Specifically, Game 1 of the NLCS when Matt Holliday took out Marco Scutaro at second base with a sketchy-at-best slide. Holliday admitted at the time he made a bad slide and denied any attempt to hurt Scutaro. In Game…

  4. R.A. Dickey wins Cy Young Award in the National League

    Nov 14, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    r.a. dickey getty

    “There are people in and around the baseball world who give the knuckleball a bit of a knock,” MLB network analyst Dan Plesac said at the start of Wednesday night’s Cy Young Awards Show. Apparently those people are not well represented in the Baseball Writers Association of America. Mets right-hander R.A. Dickey was named the…

  5. Mike Trout won the “Heart and Hustle” award

    Nov 14, 2012, 11:19 AM EDT

    hearthustle_275

    Mike Trout won Rookie of the Year and will finish runner-up for MVP, but surely this will be his proudest accomplishment for 2012: Trout has been named the “Heart and Hustle” award winner. Major League Baseball Players Alumni Association gives the annual award to the “player who demonstrates a passion for the game and best…

  6. Congrats, you’re fired: Winning the Manager of the Year award isn’t always such a good thing

    Nov 13, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    baldwin glengarry

    I was looking over the history of the Manager of the Year award in preparation for this year’s winners being announced tonight and it struck me just how many of them were fired within a couple years. Jim Tracy won in 2009 and was canned by the Rockies last month. Lou Piniella won in 2008…

  7. Mike Trout is unanimous AL Rookie of the Year winner

    Nov 12, 2012, 6:22 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    There’s plenty of room for debate when it comes to this year’s BBWAA awards, but there was one certainly; despite an historically awesome crop of competitors, Mike Trout would win American League Rookie of the Year honors in a landslide. The official announcement came Monday, with Trout claiming the top spot on all 28 ballots.…

  8. Mike Trout is going to win the AL Rookie of the Year tonight

    Nov 12, 2012, 8:15 AM EDT

    Mike Trout

    At least you have to assume he is. I mean, if there was ever an award that you’d bet your first born on, this would have to be it, right?  NL Rookie of the Year is a little less certain.  I’d go with Wade Miley, but there are arguments for Todd Frazier and Bryce Harper…

  9. Finalists announced for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and MVP…

    Nov 7, 2012, 6:03 PM EDT

    bbwaa logo

    This year, the Baseball Writers Association of America is revealing finalists for its eight major awards before actually rolling out the trophies next week. Those finalists will be announced in an hour-long special on MLB Network beginning at 6 p.m. ET. We’ll list the names as they come in… Rookie of the Year American League:…

  10. Miguel Cabrera named Player of the Year by his peers

    Nov 5, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera Getty

    We have to wait until next week for the awards voted on by the writers, but the Players Choice Awards were announced earlier tonight on MLB Network. Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera was voted as the Player of the Year by his peers, beating out finalists Mike Trout and Andrew McCutchen. So, um, cue the…

  11. The BBWAA award finalists will be announced on MLB Network on Wednesday

    Nov 5, 2012, 12:30 PM EDT

    Buster Posey AP

    I can’t think of a major award except maybe AL Cy Young which the top two or at best three candidates aren’t already known, but I just got this press release from MLB, regarding an announcement of finalists this Wednesday: Prior to BBWAA Awards Week, for the first time ever, the five finalists in each league…

  12. What will pass for Gold Glove outrage today

    Oct 31, 2012, 8:53 AM EDT

    J.J. Hardy, Adam Jones

    Gold Glove Awards were announced last night. I didn’t see them when they came out because I was doing important things like watching “Serenity” for the tenth time. Shiny. Look, I’m not going to pretend that I have any way to measure defense that is any better than what anyone else has. Quite worse, in…

  13. Gold Glove finalists announced

    Oct 29, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    gold glove

    I stopped caring about the Gold Glove awards sometime between designated hitter Rafael Palmeiro winning one as a “first baseman” and Derek Jeter winning five as a “shortstop” but MLB has announced three (or four) finalists per league at each position and here they are: (Note: Coaches and managers vote for the Gold Glove award…

  14. Sullivan: Michael Young was jobbed for the Clemente Award

    Oct 29, 2012, 10:36 AM EDT

    Michael Young dugout

    We argue about every possible award around here because, heck, what else is there to do when there are no baseball games going on?  But while it’s easy to come up with any kind of argument for one guy over another for the MVP or the Cy Young or whatever, it’s not easy — and…

  15. Players choose Cabrera over Trout as TSN’s 2012 Player of the Year

    Oct 26, 2012, 12:42 PM EDT

    Miguel Cabrera

    Miguel Cabrera is The Sporting News’ 2012 Player of the Year after being picked by 108 of the 203 players to vote. Mike Trout was second with 71 votes. No one else got more than five votes, and surprisingly enough, the player with five was Adrian Beltre. Likely NL MVP Buster Posey received just two…

  16. Mike Trout headlines this year’s class of Fielding Bible Award winners

    Oct 25, 2012, 7:01 PM EDT

    Mike Trout Getty

    If you have lost patience with the Gold Glove Award as a measure of defensive excellence, the Fielding Bible Awards are here to help. Voted on by a 10-person panel which includes the likes of Bill James, Peter Gammons, Rob Neyer, Joe Posnanski, Doug Glanville, John Dewan and the video scouting team at Baseball Info…

  17. Ozzie Smith is selling all his stuff

    Oct 16, 2012, 3:15 PM EDT

    Ozzie Smith, Bruce Sutter

    Jerry Crasnick of ESPN.com passes along word that Hall of Famer Ozzie Smith is auctioning off his 13 Gold Glove awards and various other items for “estate and family planning.” According to Crasnick, in addition to all the Gold Glove awards Smith is also selling World Series rings from 2006 and 2011 that the Cardinals…

  18. Mike Trout named Baseball America’s Player of the Year

    Oct 16, 2012, 2:43 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    He was named Baseball America’s Rookie of the Year too, but that’s a no-brainer. It’s the Player of the Year Award that will probably get the Cabreraites a bit miffed: His all-around performance was stunning enough to put him right in the thick of the American League MVP debate with Cabrera, who won the first…

  19. The BBWAA sets the dates for award announcements

    Oct 15, 2012, 12:33 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Gentlemen, mark your calendars so you can properly schedule your outrage:  the Baseball Writers Association of America has announced the dates on which it will announce its awards: Monday, Nov. 12: AL and NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards. Tuesday, Nov. 13: AL and NL Managers of the Year. Wednesday, Nov. 14: AL and NL Cy…

  20. Let’s gear up for another incredible day of baseball

    Oct 11, 2012, 8:13 AM EDT

    A's celebration

    In case you missed any of yesterday’s mind-boggling action I offer you two things. First, my condolences, because you missed one of the best days of baseball in recent memory. Second, I offer you a quick set of links explaining to you how incredible it was: The A’s rallied for three in the ninth, shocking the…

  21. My MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year picks

    Oct 5, 2012, 5:52 PM EDT

    Mike Trout

    Here are my picks for the MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards for each league. Obviously, these are all for fun. I’m not a BBWAA member and do not have ballots for any of these awards. Feel free to flame away. AL MVP 1. Mike Trout 2. Miguel Cabrera 3. Robinson Cano 4.…

  22. What to make of beat reporters stumping for players they cover come award season

    Oct 1, 2012, 2:19 PM EDT

    press hat

    I wondered about this on Twitter earlier and figured I’d expand on it a little more here. As the season winds down we’re seeing tons of articles touting various players for various awards and there’s often a location-based angle. Beat writers in Detroit think Miguel Cabrera should be the MVP. Beat writers in Baltimore think…

  23. Three exciting days left in the regular season

    Oct 1, 2012, 11:00 AM EDT

    Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter looks on during play against the Toronto Blue Jays in their first game of a double header during an MLB American League baseball game in Baltimore

    We are down to the final three days of the regular season, and there is so much still to be decided. Here’s an overview for the craziness that will be afoot between now and Wednesday night: The Races: The teams involved in the playoffs are close to being set. The Yankees, Orioles and Rangers have…

  24. Gleeman and The Geek: MVPs, batting titles, and pink drinks

    Sep 24, 2012, 1:20 PM EDT

    gleeman-geek250

    Note: I do a weekly podcast that’s mostly about the Minnesota Twins, but also about baseball in general and other random topics that HBT readers may find amusing. On this week’s “Gleeman and The Geek” episode we talked about pink drinks, revisiting the free agent pitcher market, Joe Mauer and batting titles, Mike Trout versus…

  25. MLB really has no plan when it comes to PED punishment

    Sep 21, 2012, 5:45 PM EDT

    Bud Selig

    I often defend baseball’s PED testing regime. I think its official punishments are good. Fifty games is a lot for a first offense, as are the financial penalties that go along with the suspensions.  But it really has no clue what it’s doing when it comes to secondary sanctions like the one we saw imposed…

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