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  1. Most Valuable, Period? Felix, Kershaw, and the Pitcher-as-MVP Deb...

    Jonah Keri

    There's no denying the incredible seasons Clayton Kershaw and Felix Hernandez are having. Kershaw's 2014 achievements have been remarkable: He threw a 15-strikeout, no-walk no-hitter that ranks among the best pitching performan...

    Blog | August 15, 2014
  2. The 30: The Sudden Cys

    Jonah Keri

    This week is all about surprises. A back-of-the-rotation Brewers starter is unexpectedly tied atop the wins leaderboard; a Braves team seemingly destined for a third consecutive run to the playoffs has hit a huge roadblock; an Indians pit...

    Blog | August 11, 2014
  3. PitchCraft: Chris Sale, the South-Side Scarecrow

    Shane Ryan

    MLB 2014 scenario: A top young pitcher suffers an early injury, hits the DL, returns in May, totally dominates, and quickly puts himself back in the Cy Young race. If you asked 100 baseball fans to name the mystery player, 98 of them would say Cla...

    Blog | August 08, 2014
  4. What the Jon Lester–Yoenis Cespedes Blockbuster Means for t...

    Jonah Keri

    In one of the most shocking blockbusters in MLB trade deadline history, the Oakland A's sent All-Star Yoenis Cespedes and a competitive balance pick to the Boston Red Sox for Cy Young contender Jon Lester, former Athletic Jonny Gomes, less than ...

    Blog | July 31, 2014
  5. PitchCraft: Jeff Samardzija, the Accursed Ace

    Shane Ryan

    Remember when Felix Hernandez won the Cy Young in 2010 with a 13-12 record, and we were all like, "Wow, the Mariners are really, really terrible," and it helped the last stubborn holdouts understand how useless the "win" was as a ...

    Blog | May 30, 2014
  6. Mark Buehrle Is Your Projected AL Cy Young Winner, Plus More Fun ...

    Michael Baumann

    We're a little more than a week into the MLB season, and, as usual, people are forgetting how long it takes to iron out the randomness in baseball. Responsible parties will wait until at least sometime in May before making sweeping conclusi...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  7. MLB Awards Week Isn't Over Until We Say It's Over, So Here Are Fi...

    Michael Baumann

    Hockey gets a lot of things right, but I'm particularly fond of its awards. While the NHL has the usual offerings — MVP, rookie of the year, coach of the year — the league separates itself with some really creative honors. Plus, all the a...

    Blog | November 15, 2013
  8. Forget Cabrera vs. Trout: Put This Bit of Crazy in Your Bottomles...

    Michael Baumann

    If baseball's MVP voters allowed objective criteria to guide them, we wouldn't have much of a debate about which two players deserve to win the award. But without debate, why bother caring about sports? Often, the empirics are so overwhelmingly in fa...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  9. About Last Night: Clippers KO OKC

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy waiting for some good news in the world of football, seriously, any good news, here's what you missed in sports on Wednesday: In a chippy Western Conference matchup that saw Matt Barnes and Serge Ibaka get ejected, Blake Gr...

    Blog | November 14, 2013
  10. The Unfaltering, Inexorable, and Victorious Detroit Tigers Are AL...

    Michael Baumann

    Five thoughts from the Detroit Tigers' decisive 3-0 victory over the Oakland Athletics in Game 5 of the ALDS. 1. Justin Verlander Is Still Justin Verlander Justin Verlander won the Cy Young in 2011, and he should have won it again last year. Th...

    Blog | October 11, 2013
  11. Jonah Keri breaks down the American League Championship Series

    Jonah Keri

    The Detroit Tigers and Boston Red Sox face off for the right to advance to the World Series.

    Story | Conversation | October 11, 2013
  12. More Than a Trophy: What the AL Cy Young Race Means for Advanced ...

    Shane Ryan

    In 2010, Felix Hernandez won the American League Cy Young award with a 13-12 record. It was the right choice for a number of reasons. He had the league's best ERA, the highest pitcher WAR, the most innings pitched, and the lowest WHIP, and he lasted ...

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  13. The MLB Weekend Top 10: Immovable Rays, Meet Unstoppable Dodgers

    Shane Ryan

    August may be the lowliest sports month of all, but we've got ourselves a fantastic little weekend of professional baseball. Feast your eyes, perk your ears, and open your hearts: It's list time. 10. The Battle for Tejas (TEX-HOU) For so long, we...

    Blog | August 09, 2013
  14. About Last Night: Peavy Switches Sox

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy becoming an expert on the recovery period for hip surgeries, here's what you missed in sports on Tuesday: The Red Sox bolstered their rotation before the trade deadline, acquiring former Cy Young winner Jake Peavy from the ...

    Blog | July 31, 2013
  15. About Last Weekend: The Freak's No-No

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy learning about all of the horrific things that can happen to the human body after a sunburn, here's what you missed in sports last weekend: Two-time Cy Young winner Tim Lincecum threw the season's second no-hitter, throwing...

    Blog | July 15, 2013
  16. About Last Night: Cy Young Showdown

    Spike Friedman

    In case you were busy finally piecing together why the Buffalo Bills' mascot is a Buffalo, here's what you missed in sports on Thursday: In a battle of reigning Cy Young winners, David Price's Rays upended R.A. Dickey's Blue Jays, 5-4, in 10 inn...

    Blog | May 10, 2013