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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 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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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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Sizing Up the NL MVP Race

The dog days of August are about to give way to the pennant chases of September. As the playoff picture comes into focus, so do the postseason award races. Let’s take a look at the top contenders, starting with National … Continue reading

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Predicting the Rest of the 2015 Season

Here’s episode two in my Forecaster series, predictions for the rest of the season. In the week since I first drafted this, I’ve lost a little faith in the Nationals and a lot of faith in the Mets’ ability to … 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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Greatest Active ’15

Almost five years ago, when this blog was Kris Bryant, certain it was full of potential impact but still trying to prove it was anything more than Luis Valbuena, I wrote about the greatest active players at each position at … Continue reading

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