Author Archives: Bryan

Rookies, Managers, and Relievers

If the Baseball Bloggers Alliance is voting on awards this season, I’m late on three out of five.  I’ve covered the best players and the best pitchers, but haven’t touched on rookies, managers, or relievers yet. I’ll make these brief. … Continue reading

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NL Walter Johnson Award

This is the hard one. In 2015, a National League pitcher had a 1.66 ERA, the best in either league since Greg Maddux’s 1.63 in an abbreviated 1995 season. The last ERA that low with as many innings pitched as … Continue reading

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2015 AL Walter Johnson Award

Much like the award for position players, the 2015 AL Walter Johnson Award is a two-horse race. While David Price pitched well for the Tigers before leading the Blue Jays to a division title after his July trade, Dallas Keuchel … Continue reading

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2015 NL Stan Musial Award

I was tempted to publish a two word post here: Bryce Harper. The NL Musial this year, is with the NL MVP, should be unanimous. Harper blew everyone away. I suppose some voter somewhere might list Harper somewhere other than … Continue reading

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2015 AL Stan Musial Award

It’s awards season, and I’m skipping to the one I usually write about last. I’ll see if I can make time to write about managers and rookies and left-handed right fielders at some point, but for now, let’s talk about … Continue reading

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What if the Playoffs Made Sense?: A Postseason Preview

If you’ve paid any attention to baseball over the past decade or so, you know that playoff results are governed by something other than logic. There is no formula that can identify a great playoff team. October baseball is driven … Continue reading

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NL Cy Young Preview

September’s here. The usual suspects (and the Mets) are dominating the National League. Continuing my series of major award previews, here are the five players most likely to win the NL Cy Young Award, in ascending order of likelihood: 5. … Continue reading

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