This afternoon, Major League Baseball and the MLBPA announced a new collective bargaining agreement that will extend labor peace through the 2016 season. Not like it was ever in question, but the good news is that us baseball fans won’t have to suffer through any kinds of work stoppages in the near future. But let’s
Here’s my ballot for the BBA’s Stan Musial Award for the National League. The Stan Musial Award annually goes to the league’s best player. 1) Matt Kemp, OF, Dodgers – Kemp led the National League in WAR with an outstanding 8.7 and was .013 points away in batting average from winning the Triple Crown. 2)
Here’s my ballot for the BBA’s Walter Johnson Award for the National League. The Walter Johnson Award goes annually to the league’s best pitcher. 1) Roy Halladay, Phillies – This one is pretty easy. Halladay’s 8.2 WAR was the highest among NL pitchers by a full 1.4 wins. For the year he posted a 2.35
First off, the Cubs have reached a deal with Red Sox GM Theo Epstein to join the club. His deal will be for 5 years and he will be paid $15 million. This is excellent news if you are a Cubs fan, not so much for those of us who are not. Epstein helped lead
Every year at the end of the season, the members of the Baseball Blogger’s Alliance do their annual awards. Here is my ballot for the Willie Mays Award for the National League, which goes the the league’s best rookie. 1) Craig Kimbrell, RHP, Braves – It wasn’t exactly the most stellar rookie class this year
Yesterday when word first broke out that the Pirates were close to a deal that would extend OF Jose Tabata through his team control years, I felt a little skeptical. Jose Tabata had a very good rookie season for the Pirates as he posted a 2.1 WAR over 102 games at the age of 21.