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Your 2006 MVP’s: Ryan Howard and Justin Morneau

November 21, 2006

Over the past two days, Major League Baseball announced its Most Valuable Players for the 2006 season. Yesterday, Ryan Howard was crowned the MVP of the National League. Today, the AL honor went to Justin Morneau. Many fans disagree with these choices, but to them I say, deal with it. The two players who got […]

Managers of the Year

October 3, 2006

The Manager of the Year award seems simple: it goes to the best manager from each league. But wait, how do you determine the best manager? In my opinion, there’s 5 things which factor in. On-field decision-making Ability to keep players focused and involved in the game Ability to motivate players and keep the team […]

Who’s Wearing the Gold Gloves?

October 2, 2006

This is the third-to-last post in the Baseballistic awards series. Who is taking one of these home? Predicting winners for the Gold Glove awards is not simple, because for almost every position, there are quite a few candidates deserving of consideration. It would also be extremely lengthy and tedious to go through each player with […]

MVP! MVP! MVP! — Who’s Earned the Award?

September 29, 2006

The MVP is the most prestigious award given away in baseball, in my opinion at least, and it goes to the two players (one from each league) who have had terrific seasons, but have also done something extra to help their team.  Whether that’s contributing in the dugout, in multiple aspects of the game itself, […]

Comeback Players of the Year

September 26, 2006

As you may or may not know, this is Awards Week for my blog, and it continues today with my picks for the Comeback Player of the Year award for each league.  Here are my choices and the runners-up.  AMERICAN LEAGUE Frank Thomas — Oakland Athletics The Big Hurt is at it again this season, […]

MLB’s Most Underrated

September 25, 2006

This week I’m writing about my predictions for the MLB’s highest honors — Cy Young, MVP, Rookie of the Year, etc… — but I’m also writing about the “unofficial” awards, that are sometimes even more meaningful.  This article is devoted to the players who have excelled at their positions but haven’t gotten the credit they’re […]

Cy Young Predictions

September 23, 2006

With the 2006 MLB season winding down, I will be predicting the winners of baseball’s greatest awards during the coming week.  I have been updating my Rookie of the Year predictions weekly, and will do the same with the Cy Young, MVP, and all the other award predictions as well.  Anyway, here are my predictions […]