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AL MVP: The case for David Ortiz

Normally, when you play in your final year, you have nothing left. That clearly isn’t the case with Red Sox slugger David Ortiz. The popular 40-year old designated hitter is having a final season for the ages. 1,613 more words

Baseball

Breaking Down the AL MVP Race Candidates

The “most valuable player” award is always a fickle assessment. Taking each word at it’s literal meaning, the award should simply be handed to the player with the highest WAR, right? 1,329 more words

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Midseason MVP Candidates

Now we move on to the highest of honors: the Most Valuable Player award. Several players have been extremely valuable to their respective teams this year, but the following lists contain a few players who have gone above and beyond. 609 more words

Regular Season

A Look at the AL MVP Field

Now it’s time for the big one: the Most Valuable Player. In the American League last year, Josh Donaldson gave Mike Trout his third runner-up finish as Donaldson secured his first title. 600 more words

Regular Season

10 Bold MLB Predictions

Ahhhh! Smell that? That’s the smell of the fresh cut infield. Hear that? That’s the sound of the mitts popping. It’s that time again: it’s baseball season. 1,178 more words

MLB

On This Day In Baseball History: November 26, 1975

Boston Red Sox 22-year old outfielder Fred Lynn wins AL MVP over Royals first baseman John Mayberry. Having already been named AL Rookie of the Year, Lynn becomes the first player in history to earn both honors in the same season. 19 more words

On This Day In Baseball History

On This Day In Baseball History: November 25, 1981

Milwaukee Brewers reliever Rollie Fingers wins the AL CY Young award becoming the first relief pitcher to do so in the AL. Fingers posted a microscopic 1.04 ERA while tossing 78 innings and saving a lead leading 28 games. 21 more words

On This Day In Baseball History