A Superb Start to 2022 for Alek Manoah, the Makings of an Ace

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A superb start to 2022 for Alek Manoah is great to witness. Sure, the season is still early, but the Toronto Blue Jays pitcher has looked great. He is already 3-0 with 18 strikeouts and allowing only four earned runs through 18 innings. His fastball and slider pitches are working well together. Although he seemed […] READ MORE


Shotime is Ready for Opening Day

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On Thursday, March 31st, Shohei Ohtani made his second and final spring-training start in Tempe, Arizona. He went 3 â…“ with four strikeouts, three walks, two hits, and two earned runs. Ohtani went 1-for-3 with a single and an RBI in the batter’s box. Shotime says he was “glad” to reach his pitch count of […] READ MORE


Blue Jays Cy Young Award Seasons: Ranking the Best Winners

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There are four Toronto Blue Jays Cy Young Award winners. Through 2021, 122 have been given out, and 21 pitchers have won it multiple times. But, for the Blue Jays, four players won it, with only one of them winning it twice. Since it’s rare for a pitcher to win the MVP, the Cy Young […] READ MORE


Gerrit Cole Is Poised to Win the AL Cy Young

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Gerrit Cole is one of the best pitchers in baseball. He is the unquestioned ace of the most successful franchise in sports history. He is also having a fantastic 2021 season. Despite all this, he is not the heavy favorite for the AL Cy Young award. Between his rough numbers after the sticky substance ban […] READ MORE


American League Awards Check-In

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With nearly a third of the season complete, it is time to look at some of the major award races in the American League. Ranging from Most Valuable Player to Manager of the Year, each award race will be covered. There have been some surprises in the AL this season that could impact some of […] READ MORE


Previewing 2021 AL Cy Young Contenders

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As one writer previewed last week in the NL, it is time to look at the possible AL Cy Young contenders. Unlike the National League, there is no clear-cut favorite. Gerrit Cole is arguably the best pitcher in the AL, yet Shane Bieber and Lucas Giolito are also seen as frontrunners for the award. All […] READ MORE


2020 Cy Young Award Finalists Announced

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The finalists have been announced for the 2020 Cy Young Awards. These are given to the best pitcher in each league. In the American League, Shane Bieber, Kenta Maeda, and Hyun Jin Ryu are up for the award. For the National League, Trevor Bauer, Yu Darvish, and Jacob deGrom are in the running. Five out […] READ MORE


LWOB 2020 MLB Awards Predictions

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The 2020 MLB season is officially underway as the New York Yankees took down the Washington Nationals 4-1 in a rain-shortened affair, and the Mookie Betts led Los Angeles Dodgers ran away from the San Francisco Giants 8-1. It will be interesting to see the Dodgers and Nationals throughout the season, as they both received […] READ MORE


MLB Cy Young Award Winners Announced

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MLB Cy Young Award Winners Announced The Baseball Writers Association of America announced the winners of the Cy Young Award for both leagues on Wednesday evening. The award winners are both two-time winners. Here is the best pitcher from the National League National League Jacob deGrom of the New York Mets is the reigning, defending […] READ MORE


Justin Verlander Reaches 3,000 Career Strikeouts

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Justin Verlander Reaches 3,000 Career Strikeouts Justin Verlander struck out Kole Calhoun in the fourth inning on Saturday in Los Angeles to record his 3,000th Major League strikeout. It was his 298th of the season. Verlander is the 18th pitcher in MLB history to record 3,000 or more strikeouts. The all-time leader in strikeouts is Nolan […] READ MORE