Category Archives: Orioles

2016 Other Award Ballots

With MVPs and Cy Youngs out of the way, let’s take a look at the awards for best manager, rookie, and reliever in 2016: Manager of the Year National League I typically decide this simply by comparing my preseason predictions … Continue reading

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2016 MVP Ballots

Unless your team wins the World Series, there are few days on the calendar sadder than the day the last out settles into a player’s glove and baseball slips into hibernation.  Among the few reprieves from the long, dark winter … Continue reading

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Forecasting October with Playoff Runs

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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2015 Baseball Preview

Opening Day is less than two weeks away, which means we shouldn’t expect more than two or three pitchers to tear elbow ligaments before the season starts. That kind of confidence makes a season preview less of a fool’s errand … Continue reading

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Whatever Happened to the Great AL Shortstop?

It looks like the Golden Era for shortstops is over. From 1984 to 1996, there was little debate about who should start the All-Star Game at shortstop for the American League.  Cal Ripken, Jr. was always healthy, always playing, and … Continue reading

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2014 Connie Mack Award

One of my favorite things about being a Baseball Bloggers Alliance member is voting for awards, including those for the best player, pitcher, and rookie in each league. We’re also asked to vote for the best manager. As I’ve said … Continue reading

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Playoff Pre(Inter?)View 2014

Some might argue that the playoffs start tonight, as the previous two nights’ contests are more akin to qualifier games than playoff series.  Major League Baseball disagrees, and there was certainly a playoff atmosphere in Kansas City and Pittsburgh (did … Continue reading

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