Archive for the 'Awards' Category

The good, bad, and unusual of major league baseball’s top freshmen.

Sometimes the top hardware goes to less-than-stellar players

Is it about the best first-year season, the most promising career, or something else?

From the very start, the MVP award has been controversial.

Player can have stellar seasons without taking home the hardware.

How often does the MVP win the Silver Slugger and/or Gold Glove?

In a good year for hitters, a career season was all but overlooked.

When does the most valuable player not win the MVP award? Lots of times.

Call it the ‘tallest midget in the circus’ award, but some winners have been surprisingly good with the bat.

Six fine National League rookies, six routes to the majors.

Willie McCovey spent just two months in the big leagues in 1959, but what rookie was better?

Is Ernie Banks the greatest player never to reach the World Series?

Mike Norris was the best pitcher in the AL in 1980. Just a few years later, he was injured and out of baseball. What happened during his fabled 1980 season, and where did he go from there?

Can stats leaders predict voting leaders through the years?

Picking the postseason and award winners is not easy

Looking at how the stats leaders help predict the voting leaders

The season’s final THT Awards column: Dissecting Brandon Phillips’ numbers.

The misery of having a good season for a terrible Chicago team, the brilliance of Clayton Kershaw and poor Jose Valverde.

Cliff Lee takes a tough one and Jason Kipnis ends the season on a high note.