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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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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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Sizing up the Dodgers and Giants

Two bitter rivals playing in the same division are clawing for every win down the stretch, both expecting to play in October, but fighting nonetheless to show up the other. And the Red Sox and Yankees are both bad this … Continue reading

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