These Awards Shows…

Share Button

One major issue I have with the way the MLB awards shows have been presented lately is how they have to just drag everything out.  It takes an entire hour to figure out who won.  The talking heads keep doing their South Park Canadian mouth-flapping, the finalists have to do their Continue reading These Awards Shows…

Cubs All Over the Awards Landscape

Share Button

Do you remember last offseason, when the Chicago Cubs were very well represented in the awards shows?  This November, there are even more Cubs players and staff up for some hardware, and at some point we probably have to track Theo Epstein’s Hall of Fame case, too.  After all, he Continue reading Cubs All Over the Awards Landscape

The End of One Journey, The Beginning of Another For the 2016 Cubs

Share Button

The 2016 MLB regular season officially ended today as there won’t be any tiebreaker situations (unfortunately), and with that, we said goodbye to the regular season exploits of some legends and fan favorites.  There was, of course, one of the greatest, if not THE greatest, broadcasters of all time in Continue reading The End of One Journey, The Beginning of Another For the 2016 Cubs

It’s Nice When Everyone Else Also Thinks the Cubs Are Good (UPDATE: 3-for-3)

Share Button

In between waiting for news of the Chicago Cubs preparing to negotiate a monster TV deal, wondering if this job with the Cubs is worth applying for, and watching the trade and free agent markets, let’s not forget that the Cubs have been making headlines in the trophy case.  Unfortunately Continue reading It’s Nice When Everyone Else Also Thinks the Cubs Are Good (UPDATE: 3-for-3)

Cubs’ Season Recognized During Rewards Season

Share Button

The Chicago Cubs’ magical season has been recognized by the awards-giving community (because folks need to vote and all that, right?).  There are a number of different agencies dealing out awards, but of course, the official awards come from the Baseball Writers Association of America, so they decided to reveal Continue reading Cubs’ Season Recognized During Rewards Season

That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!

Share Button

If you recall, I recently wrote about Felix Pie being the last Iowa Cub position player who could draw a crowd in Des Moines before the most recent crop of players to pop up on the farm.  Those are days gone by.  This past season in Des Moines it would have been difficult to outbuzz the Continue reading That’s Enough, Mr. Bryant!

Future Alert: Cubs Named Minor League Pitcher, Player of the Year

Share Button

A pair of the top ten Cubs prospects received honors on Friday, as the organization named its 2013 Minor League Pitcher of the Year and Minor League Player of the Year award recipients. While C.J. Edwards was even receiving consideration as Baseball America’s Minor League Pitcher of the Year – Continue reading Future Alert: Cubs Named Minor League Pitcher, Player of the Year

Random Notes Plus a Nostradumbass Check

Share Button

  Before we get into the meat of the post, where we look at who won what and how much Rice actually got right, let’s run through a few bullets. Matt Garza is cleared for baseball activities.  Hooray for the powers of healing!  Here’s hoping he kicks ass in spring Continue reading Random Notes Plus a Nostradumbass Check

Fun with WAR and other stats: A look at potential MLB award candidates

Share Button

With only a month left in the season, just about all everyday players have accumulated five full months of statistics that will give us a good idea of who is actually good at baseball and who deserves consideration for major awards.  These awards include the Silver Slugger, Gold Glove, Rookie Continue reading Fun with WAR and other stats: A look at potential MLB award candidates