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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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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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The June-to-May All-Stars

Several years ago, my friend Dan McCloskey, whom I hadn’t met then, introduced me to the concept of the past-calendar-year All-Star team. ┬áHis theory, if I may paraphrase, goes something like this: for those who believe an All-Star Game appearance … Continue reading

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