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  1. Link of the week: Transaction trees

    David Schoenfield

    I love transactions tree. Last week, I tweeted a link from our Indians blog that traced Cy Young winner Corey Kluber back to former Indians infielder Jerry Dybzinski through a series of transactions. Ben Lindbergh of Grantland wrestled up the "old...

    Blog | November 21, 2014
  2. Kluber edges Hernandez for AL Cy Young

    David Schoenfield

    There wasn't going to be any drama in the National League Cy Young voting; the only question was whether Clayton Kershaw would be the unanimous winner after going 21-3 with a 1.77 ERA and striking out 239 batters in 198.1 innings. He did, indeed, swe...

    Blog | November 12, 2014
  3. IBWAA best relievers: Kimbrel, Holland

    David Schoenfield

    It's awards season, and this week we'll get the big ones, with the Cy Young winners announced on Wednesday and the MVPs on Thursday. The Internet Baseball Writers Association of America also votes on awards, and it's always interesting to see how ...

    Blog | November 10, 2014
  4. 40 years ago: Mike Marshall wins Cy Young

    David Schoenfield

    This past postseason, we all marveled at the dominance of that Kansas City relief trio of Kelvin Herrera, Wade Davis and Greg Holland. During the regular season, the three combined for a 1.28 ERA and other sick numbers. Forty years ago, there was ...

    Blog | November 06, 2014
  5. Lance Lynn gives Cards solid No. 2 starter

    David Schoenfield

    Back in spring training, Lance Lynn was sort of the forgotten guy in the St. Louis Cardinals' rotation. There was Adam Wainwright, the ace and Cy Young contender; there was Michael Wacha, coming off that dynamic postseason run and entering his first ...

    Blog | September 21, 2014
  6. Felix Hernandez no longer Cy Young lock

    David Schoenfield

    We probably spend way too much discussing and arguing about awards, but it's fun and fans like to argue about these things, so straight to the numbers. There are, I'd suggest, five reasonable Cy Young candidates in the American League: Pit...

    Blog | September 17, 2014
  7. SweetSpot TV: Rapid Fire!

    David Schoenfield

    It's the award-winning Rapid Fire! Today, Eric and I discuss the Angels' rotation, more replay confusion, Jose Altuve's chances of winning the batting, Manny Machado and the Orioles and whether Felix Hernandez wins the Cy Young Award and more!...

    Blog | July 08, 2014
  8. King Felix more dominant than ever

    David Schoenfield

    It may not be quite accurate to suggest Felix Hernandez is pitching the best baseball of his career, considering he's won a Cy Young Award, pitched a perfect game and has been one of the game's best starters since 2009. But Felix Hernandez is pitc...

    Blog | June 30, 2014
  9. The best rookie seasons of all time

    David Schoenfield

    The reason for doing this piece should be pretty obvious: Masahiro Tanaka is 11-2 with a 2.11 ERA, leading the American League in wins and ERA. He's not just the clear best rookie so far but a Cy Young and MVP contender. Tanaka makes his 16th star...

    Blog | June 28, 2014
  10. Great pitchers sometimes have bad games

    David Schoenfield

    Tuesday's battle for first place in the AL Central was supposed to be a pitcher's duel between reigning Cy Young winner Max Scherzer and rookie fireballer Yordano Ventura. Instead, Scherzer allowed 10 hits and 10 runs in four innings. His ERA climbed...

    Blog | June 18, 2014
  11. Ervin Santana: Sleeper Cy Young candidate

    David Schoenfield

    The Atlanta Braves might have signed Ervin Santana out of dire straits when Kris Medlen and Brandon Beachy both went down in spring training with season-ending Tommy John surgeries, but this wasn't a typical desperate act of digging around in cemeter...

    Blog | April 09, 2014
  12. SweetSpot TV: Award picks

    David Schoenfield

    By popular demand, Eric and I make our MVP, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year picks....

    Blog | April 01, 2014
  13. Darvish the Cy Young favorite in AL

    David Schoenfield

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- One thing you can say about Yu Darvish: He isn't just a thrower, a guy with a million-dollar arm and five-cent head. After struggling with command and location in Sunday's spring training game against the White Sox, Darvish went...

    Blog | March 16, 2014
  14. MVP, Cy Young, HR leader odds

    David Schoenfield

    I'll do a post closer to the start of the season on awards prediction, but here are the early odds for MVP, Cy Young and the MLB home run leader, courtesy of Bovada.lv. 2014 American League MVP Mike Trout -- 5/1 Miguel Cabrera -- 6/1 Jacoby Ell...

    Blog | March 13, 2014
  15. Over/under: Justin Verlander's ERA

    David Schoenfield

    ESPN Insider Dave Cameron wrote on Sunday that the Tigers should be considered World Series favorites. They've remade their roster a bit, especially in the infield, but they still have two-time AL MVP Miguel Cabrera, Cy Young winner Max Scherzer ... ...

    Blog | March 10, 2014
  16. Mariners already having worst spring ever

    David Schoenfield

    It's not even March yet! The Mariners' first official workout was today! And yet ... and yet ... Hisashi Iwakuma, third in last year's American League Cy Young voting, will miss 4-to-6 weeks with a strained tendon in his finger, meaning he like...

    Blog | February 13, 2014