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Team of the Year Counterpoint: Boston Red Sox

Shortly after their stunning NLDS win over the Phillies, Bexy crowned the Cardinals as the YCPB Team of the Year. Given how the rest of the postseason transpired I can’t really disagree, but at the time I felt that was … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: NL Cy Young

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… Though he reverted to, well, more Kyle Lohse-ish stats by the end of the season – and a side note, a 3.39 ERA is only a 107 ERA+? Please bring back steroids – on July 3, … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: AL Cy Young

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… Derek Holland had a bit of a strange year. The young lefty was drafted in the 25th round in 2006, but emerged as a legitimate prospect with very good minor league numbers. In 2010, he played … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: NL MVP

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… When you look back on the record it just looks bad, but honestly, the Florida Marlins had a weird year. They got off to a hot start, more or less keeping pace with the Phillies for … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: AL MVP

AND THE NOMINEES ARE… Jacoby Ellsbury was a very solid but not spectacular player for the Red Sox over his first two full seasons of 2008 and 2009, putting up a .291/.346/.405 line. That’s a bit below league average, though … Continue reading

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OHHHHH WRITTEN IN THE CARDS

(I’m sorry for the title. I had to.) If I asked you all to name the YCPB Team of the Year, most of you would probably say the Diamondbacks. It makes sense; they were a 97-loss team in 2010 with … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards–Not Quite the Year of the Pitcher

In 1968, twenty pitchers pitched at least 175 innings with ERAs under 2.50. Seven of those twenty had ERAs under 2.00, led by Bob Gibson’s miniscule 1.12 (in 304.2 innings). Detroit’s Denny McLain went 31-6, becoming just the third 30-game … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: Team of the Year – Pray, These Padres Are Unpredictable

Title references this lovely article by Rebecca. When I was making my predictions for the 2010 season, I was fairly sure of one thing: the San Diego Padres would be cellar-dwellers in the NL West and owners of the worst … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: Hittin’ Dingers Up in Here All Night (Uh-Huh)

(Title is in reference to this song, which you should really listen to.) So the NL MVP was rather unpredictable, but at least Aubrey Huff had a history of success, even if it was on crappy teams and coming off … Continue reading

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YCPB Awards: All this, and a red thong too (NL MVP)

Aubrey Huff has had a very interesting career, mostly on awful teams like the early 2000s DEVIL RAYS and Baltimore, before he joined the Giants prior to 2010 – who, of course, won the World Series. Drafted by the Rays … Continue reading

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