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.
The Oakland A’s have suffered an incredible collapse since peaking in early August. Here’s a look at what has happened.
Mike Trout is the best all-around player in Major League Baseball. There are decent arguments he should have won the American League MVP during his first two full big league seasons, which is remarkable, and he’s probably the front-runner in 2014. But my vote this season goes to Victor Martinez.
It is last call for Major League Baseball All-Star voting, with the final deadline at midnight Eastern Time on July 3. Will voters get it right? Ever since online voting became the primary balloting method, that has mostly been the case.
Voting for the 2013 Major League All-Star Game ends Friday, and the starters, along with the rest of the American and National League squads, will be announced Saturday night. Fan voting for the ‘final man’ will be conducted next week, and additional players will earn bids to Citi Field as others inevitably pull out with injuries and other maladies.