December 4, 2013
And here's the full roster.
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The MVP discussion is weird. Aren't the numbers guys supposed to be the ones ignoring defense and base running?
Who were the season's luckiest and unluckiest pitchers. Also, an unsophisticated look at some trends in run scoring.
Jim Johnson gets two easy saves while Donnie Veal can't help but get a hold.
The awards return from a week of vacation to give a nod to a player we had all given up on.
Nationals hitters go crazy for a week.
Adrian Beltre stays hot and the Brewers bullpen keeps blowing leads.
Adrian Beltre is good. Giancarlo Stanton has a decent amount of power. John Axford is having a difficult year. All this and more cutting edge analysis in this week's awards.
Sure, we know about Felix. What about the other guy?
Recover from your post-Olympics trance and catch up with the weirdness you missed while you were busy watching team handball and rowing.
A certain first baseman who struggled at the start of the season after signing a very lucrative contract had a good week.
The Superfund site known as the Brewers bullpen provides plenty of fodder for the awards this week
Center fielders rule the first half.
Kyle Farnsworth walked everybody and came away with a statistical oddity.
Joe Nathan's day was easier than it would have appeared had you not looked at what part of the lineup he faced.
There really is an excessive number of lucky pitchers in the awards this week.
A pair of unexpected names posted the best numbers in the American League this week.
The Angels dominate the awards because they scored a lot of runs. Also, the Cardinals score a lot of runs when they strike out at an excessive rate and get shut down when they put the ball in play, or at least they do in a two game sample from this week.
A busy week in Denver makes for a busy week in the awards.
Paul Konerko takes a break from his regularly scheduled nice, but overlooked season to go crazy for a week.
How do enter a game with a two run lead, get charged with three runs in an inning of work, and still get a hold? Josh Outman demonstrated exactly how you do that.
Two outfielders dominate pitchers while two MVP caliber first basemen stumble.
John references the Big Lebowski, cites a lot of Coors Field games, and alludes to the dependability of Alex Rios.
John explains what he has against Alfonso Soriano.
The Rangers can hit a little bit. Also, Felix has a good start wasted. Stop me if you've heard any of this before.
The staggered opening days of 2012 leave a backlog of silly pitching decisions to point out. Also, refreshing our memories on what the awards represent.
The team of tomorrow, investigated today.