Archive for August 2011

Delmon Young, being Delmon Young.

A couple of catchers had big weeks.

The Red Sox and Twins exchange the lead for three straight games while we take a moment to remember the ghosts of Papis past.

Because you simply must use your best reliever to retire the Nationals’ 8-9-1 hitters.

Unless you’re a die-hard fan of the PCL, you might not have heard much about this week’s NL MVP.

Zach Duke bravely protects the lead. Also, admitting cluelessness pertaining to the Talented Mr. Ellsbury.

Felix Hernandez and Zack Greinke are unlucky? Lance Berkman is good? It’s like 2008 all over again!

Adam Dunn’s annus horribilis marches on.

The strange and very rare three-inning save makes an appearance.

The awards return with a pair of infielders who had great weeks. Both infielders were drafted as shortstops by Canadian teams, but have not been either shortstops or members of those organizations for a long time.

Prince Fielder is hot. Brad Hawpe is not.

Albert Pujols is suddenly awesome again.

Introducing Yoshinori Tateyama. Also, east coast bias from a Midwesterner!

I’m not sure if anybody has noticed, but teams aren’t scoring as many runs. Also, the Royals do strange things from time to time. You might call this the breaking news edition of the awards.

Kicking Javier Vazquez when he’s down.

Jose Bautista is a bad, bad man.

The return of the Puma and Zorilla.

In a week punctuated by rainouts, weird and/or misleading stats still happen and are still documented in the awards.

You will never guess which NL shortstop is hitting really well.

Unpacking a cascade of bad bullpen strategies that feed off of each other.