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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I know, I know, I should be more excited about this World Series. A team with a 29 years playoff drought who barreled through all of the teams that were supposed to beat the snot out of them is facing the team who, although they were at the dance in 2012, beat the perennial favorite, […]
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. […]
As 2014 was almost completely forgettable as far as the performance of the Boston Red Sox, we have taken to looking back to the year where everything changed. Where our beloved team made history (in more ways than one) and will forever be talked about when the chips are down and it seems impossible that […]
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 […]
So. Do you think ANY of the prognosticators at the beginning of the 2014 campaign actual thought the last 4 teams standing would be Baltimore, Kansas City, St Louis and San Fran? The Cards and the Giants are not that much of a surprise for me. But the other 2? It’s been 29 (!) years […]