In a thrilling race, some new blood emerged to win the American League Walter Johnson Award. Corey Kluber, the unexpected ace of the Cleveland Indians, nipped 2010 winner Felix Hernandez of Seattle by six points in voting held by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA). Kluber, who went 18-9 with a 2.44 ERA and a 152 […]
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Perhaps the Baseball Bloggers Alliance’s (BBA) Award for best reliever needs to be renamed. For the fourth year in a row, Atlanta Braves closer Craig Kimbrel took home the hardware. Given that the award has only been in existence for five, there’s no contest on who the most decorated relief pitcher in BBA history is. […]
The Stan Musial Award is given by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) to the most valuable player each league; this year, the Boston Chapter has selected Angels’ outfielder Mike Trout for the honor. Trout, as Kluber did in the Walter Johnson Award, received all but 1 of the first place votes for the chapter, with […]
Chicago White Sox first baseman Jose Abreu was a unanimous selection for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance’s (BBA) Willie Mays Award for top rookie in the American League. All fifteen ballots cast believed Abreu, a free agent signee from Cuba, was the top new player on the junior circuit. Abreu clubbed 36 home runs and drove […]
October 15, 2014: Boston Chapter names Kluber as their selection for the BBA’s Walter Johnson Award.
The Walter Johnson Award is given by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) to the Best Pitcher in each League; this year, the Boston Chapter has selected Cleveland Indians hurler Corey Kluber. The 28-year old right hander received all but one of the first place votes, with Seattle’s “King Felix” got the remaining first place vote […]
The Goose Gossage Award is awarded by the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) to the Best Reliever in each League; this year, the Boston Chapter has selected Yankee reliever Dellin Betances. Born and raised in New York City, the 26 years old right-hander, fared very well in his first full season in the bigs, going 5-0, […]