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. […]
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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 […]
I don’t even know what to say anymore. They take a step forward, and 32 steps back… This was a contest that was completely winnable. Rubby De La Rosa had a good outing, giving up 1 run on 6 hits while walking and striking out 3. He threw 94 pitches, 57 for strikes. Then Tommy […]
Well, so much for rising to the occasion. Not that anyone really expected him to. As a matter of fact, after last week’s trade someone asked Buchholz something about him being the anchor to a young pitching staff and how he felt about that. And his response was about how he FELT good and healthy. […]