Category Archives: Reds

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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2014 Walter Johnson Awards

The awards for best pitcher, at least in the American League, are worth far more ink than I’m about to spill on them. Alas… NL Walter Johnson Award 1. Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers You were expecting Dan Haren? Kershaw hasn’t quite … Continue reading

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2014 Goose Gossage Awards

I am still as honored to be allowed to vote in the Baseball Bloggers Alliance’s end-of-season awards as I am frustrated and embarrassed to have no time to write. Below are my ballots for each league’s best reliever, with precious … Continue reading

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2014 Willie Mays Awards

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance has asked members to post their picks for the Wilie Mays (best rookie) and Connie Mack (best manager) by tomorrow. I haven’t had time to write anything until now, when I’ve been sitting on a bridge … Continue reading

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Playoff Preview, Week One

The last day of the regular season gave us what so many of us wanted- another day of the regular season. I have a hard time accepting that tomorrow’s one-game playoff is a regular season game, while the following day’s … Continue reading

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Franchise Player Mock Draft

I understand ESPN presented its annual franchise player mock draft today. I’d link to it, but I want to make my picks in a similar draft before I see who their experts picked. When I’m done, I’ll check out ESPN’s … Continue reading

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An Early All-Star Ballot

In the past, I’ve used this space to name my quarter-season All-Star team. With the actual All-Star ballot now out, I’m tempted to post both a novelty piece about the players enjoying unexpected success through 40-45 games and an actual … Continue reading

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What We Can Learn From Fangraphs in April

Fangraphs tells us that the most valuable player in baseball this season has been Todd Frazier. Frazier only has half of Justin Upton’s six home runs, but a week’s worth of superior fielding and baserunning puts him on top. The … Continue reading

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Ranking World Series Contenders

Rather than writing my standard comprehensive preview (I suppose I’m a little late), I thought I’d take a different tact in predicting this year’s baseball season. Following are all 30 MLB teams, ranked in order of increasing likelihood that they … Continue reading

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Will Transparency Destroy Us?

Here’s one I posted at High Heat Stats. Enjoy. The Baseball Writers Association of America, whose contract with Major League Baseball references as many third-party transactions with Satan as Fox’s World Series contract and the liner notes to a Robert … Continue reading

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