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.
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.
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.
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.