AL Cy Young Award Tracker: The Top Candidates with Two Months in the Books

Two of the MLB regular season’s six months are already in the books, so it’s not too early to start to take a look at what pitchers are in contention to be named the 2012 Cy Young Award winner.

ESPN.com trolls Yankees ace CC Sabathia

Look, we all know that C.C. Sabathia is man of heft, specifically around his waistline, which is what made ESPN.com’s treatment of Sabathia tonight to be particularly unnecessary.

The most important player for each of this year’s probable playoff teams

Rickie Weeks’ recent injury got Chris thinking about who the most irreplaceable players on other contenders are. Like in the Brewers’ case, it’s not always the best player, but often a player that has a unique role within the team that has made them successful to this point so far.

The Black Swan Theory

Evan Schwartz takes a look at some MLB players who are having black swan seasons either heading into free agency or right after earning a big contract.

Fantasy Baseball Pitching Planner: Must-Stars and Spot-Starts for Week of July 4th, 2011

It’s the final week before the All Star Break. Do you know who your two-start, must-start, and potential spot-start pitchers are? We break it all down in this week’s pitching planner.

My advice to the Yankees on their rotation (Update: Poll added)

It’s too late now as the game begins in ten hours, but I believe Joe Girardi and the Yanks are making a critical mistake throwing Andy Pettitte tonight against Cliff Lee.

Who should win the Cy Young Awards for 2010?

The Cy Young rule is clear: the honor goes to the BEST pitcher on ANY team in a season. With that in mind, AJ analyzes both the AL and NL Cy Young contenders and offers his picks for each league. What are your picks?