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The Derek Jeter Phenomenon: Why Non-New York Yankee »

Derek Jeter winning his fifth Gold Glove in recognition of his play at shortstop on Tuesday has caused quite the firestorm on both sides of the issue this week, with objective baseball fans lashing out at the notion that a bad defensive player would win a Gold Glove, and New York Yankees fans, predictably but understandably, fighting back in [...]

2010 Derek Jeter Awards: Honoring Big Name Players »

New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, for years one of the worst defensive shortstops in all of Major League Baseball, somehow managed to win his fifth Gold Glove on Tuesday afternoon despite having a truly horrendous season with the glove. As if the anecdotes regarding Gold Glove misses in recent years—Mike Young 2008, Nate McLouth 2008, [...]

2010 MLB Free Agency: Why Derek Jeter Should Be »

After another fine season and trip to the postseason in 2010, Derek Jeter got a little more good news on Tuesday afternoon when it was announced that he'd received his fifth American League Gold Glove award in honor of his tremendous defensive play at shortstop.This award could not have come at a better time for the shortstop, as Jeter is a free [...]

AL Cy Young Award 2010 Predictions: Ranking the Top 10 »

We're about to present a slideshow in which we analyze the voting for the 2010 American League Cy Young Award. We're going to look at 10 Cy Young Award candidates and analyze them along several lines, i.e. how much run support each one got, how well each player kept the ball in the yard, how hurt by his home park each one was.But at the end of the [...]

CC Sabathia Will Win the 2010 AL Cy Young, and It Will »

Is there any way we can talk the Baseball Writers Association of America out of voting for C.C. Sabathia as the American League Cy Young Award winner? I doubt it. The New York Yankees are having an incredible season, and so is their ace. C.C. Sabathia leads the American League in wins with 20, and will likely be the only pitcher to reach that [...]

MLB’s Worst: Is Derek Jeter One of the Bottom »

Over the many years of player comparison and analysis, our understanding of what it means to be a great baseball player has continually evolved.Along with that, we have also formed a better comprehension of the concept of a "bad" player.There was a time when we would assess shortstops, catchers, and center fielders based merely on their [...]

Right Name, Wrong Genes: The Top 50 Less Talented »

In a year in which Alex Rodriguez and Derek Jeter have struggled to live up to their own standards, Robinson Cano has become the star of the New York Yankees offense, combining excellent hitting and solid defense at second base and establishing himself as one of the elite players in the American League.Not bad for a guy whose dad, former Astros [...]

2010 AL Cy Young Award: C.C. Sabathia On Track For His »

It may be all over except for the crying.With eight innings of one-hit ball on Thursday afternoon against the Oakland Athletics, C.C. Sabathia has become the front-runner for the AL Cy Young Award, and he may have even clinched it.Why?Well, I'll tell ya.  C.C. Sabathia will be the 2010 AL Cy Young Award winner because . . . Begin [...]

Aroldis Chapman and 10 Rookie Call-Ups Who Starred in »

In a year of stunning rookie performances, Cuban defector and Reds uber-prospect Aroldis Chapman made his major-league debut on Tuesday, facing three batters in one inning of work. The 22-year-old was electric, hitting 103 mph on the radar gun.More importantly, because Chapman was called up on August 31st, that means that he will be eligible for [...]

2010 MLB Playoff Race: Are the Philadelphia Phillies »

Everyone knows what it means: your team is flush with money and run by talentless slobs, who can make up for an inability to develop high quality talent within the farm system by simply buying other team's high quality talent.   You are the evil empire, pricing every other team in baseball out of the market for the best players in the game. [...]

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