Cleveland’s Corey Kluber earns AL Cy Young

It was a tale of two 28-year-olds, but did you know who Corey Kluber was before the 2014 season began? Surely everyone knew his competition in Seattle, but unless you’re an Indians fan or follow baseball closely, perhaps not. Wednesday night the Birmingham native hopefully became a household name after capturing the 2014 American League Cy Young Award.

Predictions for 2014 MLB Postseason Awards

The end of Daylight Saving Time, frigid weather, and the conclusion of a stellar World Series make November a sad time for many baseball fans. Thankfully the sport gives us one last treat by recognizing the season’s best players during the 11th month.

Announcements run this coming Monday through Thursday, so let’s take time to offer predictions on the winners.

Who’s Still In The Running For AL, NL MVP and Cy Young?

With that, time is running out for this year’s MVP and Cy Young Candidates to make cases for themselves. All four races look to be highly contested and full of tough decisions for voters. Let’s dive in and look at these races in each league.

Did You Realize … King Felix Has Been THAT Good, Manny Machado Has Not, and The Yankees Should Bench a Legend

In today’s of Did You Realize, we look at the incredible second half being turned in by King Felix; the quick big league flameout of Orioles’ phenom Manny Machado; the resurgence of Nate McClouth; the mix bag of results turned in by Carlos Gomez; and why a baseball legend should probably sit the bench for his playoff-contending team when he returns from injury.

Call to the Bullpen MLB Podcast: The King is Perfect, The Melk Man is Caught

The news this week is painfully obvious. And we at the “Call to the Bullpen” wanted to make sure it was handled properly with over an hour of content.

Putting Chris Sale’s Breakout Season Into Perspective

Currently standing at 13-3 with a 2.59 ERA, Chris Sale has catapulted himself into the conversation of the league’s best.

Call to the Bullpen MLB Podcast: Trade Deadline Primer

We’re less than two weeks away from the MLB trade deadline. Corey and I discuss potential destinations for Zach Greinke, Justin Upton, Jimmy Rollins, Ryan Dempster, Matt Garza among others.

The Seattle Mariners Must Trade Felix Hernandez

I have been a Mariners fan my entire life, and Felix Hernandez is one of the best individual players to suit up for the franchise in its history. It would be sad to see him go, but now is the time to trade King Felix.

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.

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.

Fantasy Baseball Weekly Pitching Primer: Two-Starts, Must-Starts, and Spot-Stars for Week of June 6th

In this week’s Weekly Pitching Primer, Ryan McElroy analyzes the pitchers you must start, the guys getting two starts, and the guys who are prime candidates for spot starts.

Perfection!

AJ, who has made has disdain for the mainstream sports media well known here at MSF, has nevertheless been thrilled the past week or so with the baseball writers’ selections for the 2010 postseason awards.

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?