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Quick thoughts: 2010 NL Cy Young Award

There’s really not much to say about Roy Halladay‘s unanimous NL Cy Young Award today. He certainly had the numbers. Good for him. If there was anything that was surprising, maybe it’s that it was in fact unanimous. When you look at the numbers Halladay put up along with those of Adam Wainwright and Ubaldo

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Quick thoughts: 2010 Rookies of the Year

Kudos to Buster Posey and Neftali Feliz — and to the Baseball Writers Association of America members who voted them the 2010 Rookies of the Year. I think they got it right (well, except for the two who each left one of them off his ballot). I’m no Heyward hater, at least other than the

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Awards put a bow on 2009

MLB’s awards season wrapped up today in fitting fashion with Albert Pujols’ unanimous selection as NL MVP, making him just the 10th player in history to win the award three times. As if he needed this to make his case, it essentially secures his place in Cooperstown since every three-time winner who is eligible has

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Was Rollins even the Phillies’ MVP?

This isn’t me. I’m not whining here or spitting out sour grapes (or whatever that lame phrase is). Yeah, I thought Jimmy Rollins had an amazing year and seemed to be there in so many clutch situations for the Phillies down the stretch, but he’s not even the MVP of the Phillies. That would be

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Managers lay a golden egg

You’d think that the managers and coaches would have a better grasp of the finer aspects of the game. It’s the more casual fans and lazy sportswriters who are overwhelmed by the sexiness of home runs and wins. But in this new age of baseball — of Moneyball and trendy new stats providing a more

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