December 10, 2013
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In the interests of preserving the surprise, I won't tell you which Minnesota catcher and which St Louis first baseman are my choices for MVP.
Part one of two deals with pitchers. Good ones, bad ones, lucky ones, unlucky ones.
A pair of Minnesota hitters were key factors keeping their team alive.
A pair of young first baseman playing for teams that are hopelessly out of it are blowing up.
As if the world needed more preaching about Zack Greinke's Cy Young case.
Greinkeian: adjective describing poor run support. Used in a sentence: The amount of help Bobby got from his teammates was practically greinkeian.
An ode to outfielders who rub fans and the media the wrong way and to the best pitcher in the AL
No, draft picks are not overpaid.
Sean O'Sullivan and Roy Oswalt have rough weeks. Lucky, but rough.
Randy Wolf and Joe Saunders highlight our attempt to catch up with the season's pitching award leaders.
This just in: Kendry Morales is good. Mike Jacobs is not.
Rested and ready to dive headlong into the second half, we look at Mr. Perfection and a new Hall of Famer who decided it was time to tell young kids that it's important to remember to ground out to the second baseman.
Unlucky starters are featured as we catch up with the pitching awards.
Joe Mauer gets his due.
Cliff Lee's weird season keeps rolling while some Single-A guys you've never heard of had the wildest day you'll ever hear about.
The Royals may have had their worst week ever, but Luis Valbuena may have had his best.
The Tigers and the White Sox bullpens spent an entire series trying to give each other games.
We survey the season leaders in the pitching categories this week.
The strikeouts are flying for a fearsome foursome of fledgling batters.
Josh Fields needs to get it in gear while Raul Ibanez is out of his mind.
Zack Greinke: Good, unlucky
The column that would be too clever by half if it were four times as clever as it is.
It's about time somebody out there had the courage to say that Albert Pujols and Zack Greinke are good at their jobs. I think I'm just the man for the job.
Documenting the atrocities since 2007.
A Royals fan gets to gloat about his team's pitching.
It's been a long, long offseason.