Cy Young Award Newsbeat
Monday, December 09, 2013
Greatest Blue Jays pitcher: Roy Halladay or Dave Stieb?
Tuesday, November 05, 2013
Could be worse.
Awards will be announced next week with daily announcement shows at 6 p.m. ET on MLB Network, beginning with Rookie of the Year awards on Monday, Managers of the Year on Nov. 12, Cy Youngs on Nov. 13 and MVPs on Nov. 14. Voting was conducted by BBWAA members prior to the end of the regular season, so postseason performances do not count.
Here are the finalists as announced Tuesday on MLB Network, each category listed in alphabetical order:
AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera, Chris Davis, Mike Trout…
NL MVP: Paul Goldschmidt, Andrew McCutchen, Yadier Molina…
AL Cy Young: Yu Darvish, Hisashi Iwakuma, Max Scherzer…
NL Cy Young: Jose Fernandez, Clayton Kershaw, Adam Wainwright…
AL Manager of the Year: John Farrell, Terry Francona, Bob Melvin…
NL Manager of the Year: Fredi Gonzalez, Clint Hurdle, Don Mattingly…
AL Rookie of the Year: Chris Archer, Jose Iglesias, Wil Myers…
NL Rookie of the Year: Jose Fernandez, Shelby Miller, Yasiel Puig
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
The #### is about to hit the ballfan…
In the 21 years that the Colorado Rockies have existed, opponents and pundits have discounted the team’s offensive accomplishments because of the hitter-friendly environment at both Mile High Stadium (their home the first two years) and Coors Field.
Are the critics going to be fair and balanced in their evaluations?
Could Rockies left-hander Jorge De La Rosa be a serious candidate for the National League Cy Young Award, and maybe even win the honor?
De La Rosa not only shares the NL lead in victories (16) with Jordan Zimmermann of the Washington Nationals, but he is 10-1 with a 2.76 earned-run average at Coors Field…
Some of the inconsistency that dogged the early part of De La Rosa’s career came from his inability to control his emotions when things went wrong. The Rockies immediately addressed this weakness.
What has been the difference? De La Rosa credits former Rockies mental skills coach Ron Svetich. De La Rosa said Svetich “taught me to count to 10.”
The question now is whether the critics of Coors will give De La Rosa credit for the job he has done.
“YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE: Terry Bradshaw joins the cast of Duck Dynasty”. Bad guess!
... I was a [Mike] Trout guy last year, but generally I prefer my MVP to contribute to a winning effort. Yes, the criteria states that the winner “need not come from a division winner or other playoff qualifier.” But playing for a contender involves a different kind of pressure. And the Angels were cooked by June.
That said, I clearly see the other side — why should voters penalize Trout for owner Arte Moreno’s misguided decision-making? I’m also starting to wonder: If Trout again finishes second, what exactly will he need to do to win the award?
[Miguel] Cabrera is the favorite because of his remarkable offensive performance and the Tigers’ first-place standing. But I’m finding it more and more difficult to mount a case against Trout.
Andrew McCutchen not only has the best narrative as the face of the feel-good Pirates, but he also leads the NL in Wins Above Replacement (WAR), satisfying the more sabermetrically inclined… My bigger concern, frankly, is a potential snub of Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina… I’m leaning toward McCutchen. But I’m not all the way there yet.
AL CY YOUNG
As I wrote last week, it’s close between [Max] Scherzer and the Rangers’ Yu Darvish, with the White Sox’s Chris Sale not far behind… This one is not decided yet.
NL CY YOUNG
It’s Clayton Kershaw, and not by a little.
No player in the award’s 66-year history has won the honor after getting traded in the middle of a season.
Tigers shortstop Jose Iglesias should be the first… his .773 OPS is second among to AL rookies to Wil Myers’ .825… He also plays better defense than Myers and has appeared in more games, leading to a higher WAR.
Yasiel Puig’s .960 OPS grabs your attention, as does the rest of his jaw-dropping game. But Puig didn’t join the Dodgers until June 3. Fernandez, second in the majors in ERA, is the pitching equivalent of Puig — and he has been with the Marlins all season... Fernandez is the easy choice.
I suspect the Red Sox’s John Farrell is going to win, and I’ve got no problem with that… Still, I’m not sure any manager is more deserving than the Yankees’ Joe Girardi… If Terry Francona gets the Indians to the postseason, all bets are off.
Clint Hurdle, Clint Hurdle and Clint Hurdle again.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
: Madden: As Robinson Cano asks Mariners for help, it’s like Alex Rodriguez in Texas all over again
(64 - 12:51am, Mar 10)
: OTP - March 2014: Russia denies calling shots in Ukraine’s Crimea standoff
(658 - 12:46am, Mar 10)Last:
Sleepy supports unauthorized ramblingNewsblog
: Cardinals sign Cuban Aledmys Diaz
(25 - 12:20am, Mar 10)
: Holmes: Number one pick Mike Ivie battled emotional troubles in career that ended with the Tigers
(10 - 11:55pm, Mar 09)
Last: Yellow TangoNewsblog
: Blue Jays To Sign Ervin Santana
(82 - 11:38pm, Mar 09)
Last: RJ in TONewsblog
: OT: NBA Monthly Thread - March 2014
(207 - 11:31pm, Mar 09)Last:
Russlan is fond of Dillon GeeNewsblog
: Laurila: Sunday Notes: Mets-Royals, Orioles, Expos, Player X on PEDs
(38 - 10:40pm, Mar 09)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)Newsblog
: Tigers lose on walk-off balk
(7 - 10:28pm, Mar 09)
Last: Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rotNewsblog
: The Economist: Babe, Jackie, Jobe
(12 - 9:29pm, Mar 09)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in OctoberNewsblog
: Brown: How Michael Cuddyer's chase of the NL batting title made him a better player
(26 - 9:14pm, Mar 09)
: Chelsea Handler Rips A-Rod, Calls Him ‘Disgusting,’ ‘Gross,’ And ‘A Buffoon’
(275 - 9:13pm, Mar 09)Last:
: R.B.I. Baseball 2014 coming to Xbox 360, XBox One, iOS, Android
(193 - 8:33pm, Mar 09)Last:
: OT: The Soccer Thread March, 2014
(105 - 7:10pm, Mar 09)Last:
I am going to be FrankHall of Merit
: Most Meritorious Player: 1952 Discussion
(18 - 6:25pm, Mar 09)
: Moore: George Foster doesn't regret giving away Fisk homer ball
(28 - 6:03pm, Mar 09)
Last: Jolly Old St. Nick Still Gags in October