The timing of the baseball awards creates a few issues, is there a better way to do things?
Presenting the staff results from the Internet Baseball Awards, along with abbreviated individual ballots.
The staff recognizes players and teams for things the current awards don’t cover.
The staff runs down the hopefuls for this year’s comeback awards.
Ben and Sam answer a strong selection of listener emails on award voting, the BBWAA, defensive stats, Phillies analytics, lefty catchers, free agent compensation systems, and more.
The staff casts its ballots for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year awards.
PECOTA’s projected award winners, bounceback candidates, and betes noires.
The strangest double plays, groundouts for the cycle, and more from the weird side of the season.
The NL results of the 21st-annual Internet Baseball Awards are in, and the winners include a few of the season’s best stories.
The AL results of the 21st-annual Internet Baseball Awards are in, and the big winner is as old as the IBAs are.
What do MLB front office types think of the Trout-or-Cabrera MVP debate?
Who are the most effective pitchers who can’t strike out batters?
Ben and Sam talk about how we talk about the AL MVP debate, then discuss Mike Trout’s ability to adjust from at-bat to at-bat.
Cast your vote for this year’s Hall of Fame class.
It’s been suggested that there should be different awards, so the MVP would be split into (essentially) the Best Player and the Best Player for a Contender Awards (stackable). This won’t ever happen, if for no other reason than the fact that MVP votes are writers who need topics, and no topic’s better than themselves and the importance of their jobs.