The Youth of Major League Baseball

By Josh: I was watching the Dodger’s game a few weeks ago and as I was watching they raised the question of which shortstop under the age of 25 would you want as a starting point to build a franchise with. They listed Corey Seager, Francisco Lindor, Trea Turner, Carlos Correa, Addison Russell and Xander…

2016 Awards and More Predictions

By Josh So the other day I put out my predictions for the playoffs but today I wanted to have some fun and not only pick my award winners for the year but also give you some predictions of what I think will happen this year. Especially after Mike Carter wrote a great post on 9…

Hot Stove Week in Review Nov 16-22

AWARDS NL Rookie of the Year: Kris Bryant (Cubs) AL Rookie of the Year: Carlos Correa (Astros) NL Manager of the Year: Joe Maddon (Cubs) AL Manager of the Year: Jeff Banister (Rangers) NL Cy Young: Jake Arrieta (Cubs) AL Cy Young: Dallas Keuchel (Astros) NL MVP: Bryce Harper (Nationals) AL MVP: Josh Donaldson (Blue…

MLB Award Season is Here

By Kelly: I joined the IBWAA just after the 2014 season ended so I didn’t get a chance to vote for last year’s awards. I looked forward to voting all year long and took it very serious. It’s a lot harder than I ever thought it would be. Here’s how I voted……   Relief Pitchers…

Kris Bryant

Six Weeks In

Guest Post written by Dennis Gronau The first month of Baseball means it’s April and spring time, which is a win-win situation. Crack of the bat, the snap of the ball hitting the catcher’s glove in the bullpen during warm-ups and most importantly the shouting words of the umpire to yell “Play Ball”. The 2015…

The Kris Bryant Effect

I’m sure every baseball fan has heard and even weighed in on their thoughts about Kris Bryant, the way the Cubs held him down and what the future holds. I don’t want to dig into the controversial stuff right now, but I do want to tell you the story of my first introduction to the…

Opening Day Predictions

As a baseball fan I usually enjoy reading about who the so called “experts” think will win all the major awards. Most picks are pretty generic but every once in a while someone will pick a sleeper and get it right. I am by no means an expert but I am a huge baseball fan.…