December 13, 2012 6:00 am
The free-agent market is drying up, so the BP staff puts on its GM cap to construct trades that would fulfill various teams' needs.
The BP staff recounts its top memories from the Winter Meetings, from personal experiences to outrageous acts.
When the BP staff was young(er), which off-season signings and trades got us giddy?
Thanksgiving is on the horizon, and the BP team is taking a moment to recount our baseball blessings.
Baseball is in deep freeze for the winter, but the BP staff has some ways to pass the time until spring.
What are some teams' areas of weakness that need filled this winter?
Which players do the BP staff think will be great (or awful) free-agent additions?
What do the members of the BP staff remember from watching their first World Series?
Which big moves did the Cardinals, Giants, Tigers, and Yankees make to reach the brink of the World Series?
Which players rose to the occasion in October, and who fell flat on their face?
The end of the season has arrived, so BP is ready to hand out its awards for the best of 2012.
Today we reveal the Baseball Prospectus staff choices for the major player awards (MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year) in the American and National Leagues. Each staff member's predictions may be found later in the article. Here, we present a wisdom-of-the-crowds summary of the results.
For the MVP voting, we've slightly amended the traditional points system in place that has been used elsewhere, dropping fourth- and fifth-place votes to make it 10-7-5 for the MVP Award, and the regular 5-3-1 for the Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year Awards (that's 5 points for a first-place vote, 3 points for a second-place vote, etc.). Next to each of these selections we've listed the total number of ballots, followed by the total number of points, and then the number of first-place votes in parentheses, if any were received.
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September 26, 2012 5:00 am
It's almost awards season, but the BP staff has some extra hardware that should be handed out.