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Tuesday, November 05, 2019

The MVP, Cy, Rookie, Manager finalists are ...

The Baseball Writers’ Association of America honors are the centerpiece of awards season, and the field of finalists for this hallowed hardware—the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year Awards—is now officially narrowed down to a select few.

Voting for the BBWAA Awards took place at the conclusion of the regular season (meaning postseason performance does not come into play), and the top three vote-getters for each award were announced on MLB Network on Monday night.

Here’s a rundown of who is in the running and when the award winners will be announced

So, what broader meaning can we obtain from this list of finalists?

 

QLE Posted: November 05, 2019 at 12:09 AM | 3 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, cy young award, finalists, manager of the year, mvp, rookie of the year

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Undefeated in Oct., Stras named WS MVP

Stephen Strasburg did not appear in Game 7 of the World Series on Wednesday night, but the Nationals right-hander already had made his mark on this Fall Classic.

Strasburg won the Willie Mays World Series Most Valuable Player Award presented by Chevrolet for those efforts after the Nats closed out the first championship in franchise history, beating the Astros, 6-2, at Minute Maid Park. He earned that honor by starting and winning Games 2 and 6, becoming the first pitcher to finish a postseason 5-0.

Congratulations to Strasburg and to the Nationals.

 

QLE Posted: October 31, 2019 at 12:01 AM | 25 comment(s)
  Beats: mvp, stephen strasburg, world series

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

Howie Kendrick Named NLCS MVP After Nationals Sweep Cardinals

Washington Nationals infielder Howie Kendrick took home the National League Championship Series MVP award on Tuesday after the Nats swept the St. Louis Cardinals to win the NL pennant. 

The 36-year-old went 5-of-15 with four RBI and four runs. His RBI single gave the Nats an insurance run in a 2-0 win over St. Louis in Game 1. He also led the Nats offense in Game 3 with three doubles, three RBI and two runs in an 8-1 victory.

The series continues an excellent October for Kendrick, who smacked a go-ahead grand slam in the 10th inning of Washington’s 7-3 comeback win over the Los Angeles Dodgers in Game 5 of the NLDS.

Per MLB Stats, Kendrick is also the third-oldest player to win the NLCS MVP award, which has been in existence since 1977

Congratulations to him and his team.

QLE Posted: October 16, 2019 at 12:46 AM | 24 comment(s)
  Beats: awards and honors, howie kendrick, mvp, nlcs

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Even in Mike Trout’s ‘best year yet,’ the playoffs, and maybe an MVP, elude him

ANAHEIM, Ca. — In his 11th professional summer, Mike Trout hit 45 more home runs, had 137 more hits, scored 110 more runs, turned 28, made $37 million, mourned a friend, endured foot surgery, earned handfuls of MVP votes … and prepared to go home.

In some ways, in how he conducted himself and played the game and dragged a franchise behind him, this summer was as nearly all the others. He’ll turn 29 next summer, his 10th as a major leaguer, and so the summer that qualifies him for future Hall of Fame ballots, having participated in three playoff games, in the same time frame having played for at least three general managers, two field managers and one owner.

The nine major league teams of which he’s been a part will have a .510 winning percentage, plus or minus the coming five games. He will have seen four winning teams. The finest player of his generation, give or take a beery argument, carries 12 postseason at-bats into the second half of a career that promises all of the personal momentum and little of the organizational kind.

On Wednesday evening, two-and-a-half weeks after his season ended, Trout rolled into a media conference on a scooter designed to keep his weight from his right foot. In the time away, he’d seemed to have come to terms with his season ending too soon. These things happen. He shrugged. And it’s not as though his Los Angeles Angels would play for much beyond parking fees and concession sales in the weeks that followed. Still, he said, sitting and healing and watching baseball and clattering around on crutches isn’t really his style.

Will he even get a copy of our lousy home game?

 

QLE Posted: September 26, 2019 at 12:34 AM | 86 comment(s)
  Beats: mike trout, mvp

 

 

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