MLB Awards

A.J. Andrews becomes first woman to win a Gold Glove, but is it progress?

Does Andrews’ historic win make woman closer to playing baseball or was it just to keep the status quo? No, it wasn’t on FOX’s new show “Pitch.” No, this time the woman who was recognized, she wasn’t a coach or a commentator, and no I didn’t have a weird dream but Friday night Rawlings gave away a Gold Glove Award to a GIRL. Her name? A.J. Andrews. Funnily enough, no I don’t watch “Pitch” and obviously she didn’t win it playing in the major leagues but A.J. Andrews does play in the only professional softball league in the United States, […]

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The fascinating AL MVP race of 2016

When the calendar turns to October each year it’s time to begin thinking, not just about football or playoff baseball, but about which two players will take home Major League Baseball’s most prestigious awards the AL and NL Most Valuable Player Awards. While there are other honors awarded to players and managers in each league, the MVP award is the most important. For example, the Cy Young is the highest honor for a pitcher but the Cy Young Award winner can be the MVP as can the Rookie of the Year. In 2001 Ichiro Suzuki won both the AL ROY […]

2015 Louisville Silver Slugger Award winners

2015 Louisville Silver Slugger Awards “With Major League Baseball in the heart of its awards season, Thursday marked the dishing out of Louisville Slugger’s 2015 Silver Slugger Awards.  Emerging in 1980, the Silver Sluggers are presented to one player at each position per league for offensive excellence and are voted on by managers and coaches of the 30 big league franchises,” writes Joseph Nocco of Today’s Knuckleball. Nocco goes on to say, “The highest honor among the annual trophies specifically surrounding a player’s offensive ability, the Silver Slugger Award is the direct correspondent of the Rawlings’ Gold Glove Awards for […]

2015 Louisville Silver Slugger Award

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It’s well past the time to acknowledge Sonny Gray as A’s ace

*Written originally for FanRag Sports’ Today’s Knuckleball I realized that there were parts that I wanted to highlight and pieces that I wanted to add. To read the original version, you can click on the link below: Timing Finally Right to Award Sonny Gray Sonny Gray might not be leading the American League in ERA now. He has struggled a bit in his last two starts but he has, for the majority of the season, been the AL’s ERA leader. He might not be leading the league in wins. His team couldn’t provide him with the proper run support. The Oakland […]

ICYMI: Comeback Player of the Year & Silver Slugger Awards

ICYMI:  The two winners of the MLB Comeback Player of the Year Awards for 2014 are the Miami Marlins third baseman Casey McGehee and Seattle Mariners’ right-hander Chris Young. McGehee, 32, who was playing in Japan in 2013 hit .287/.355/.357 with 4 home runs and 29 doubles.   Young, 35, who also didn’t play in 2013 due to a string of injuries, did not even make the Nationals’ Opening Day roster. He opted out of his contract and landed in Seattle where he went 12-9 with a 3.65 ERA in 30 appearances, 29 of them starts.   ICYMI: Courtsey of […]