Clayton Kershaw Picks Up MVP Too, Mike Trout Finally Snags One

Clayton Kershaw followed-up his NL Cy Young win by taking home the NL MVP trophy too, becoming the first person to sweep those awards since Bob Gibson did so while playing for the Cardinals in 1968. The Marlins outfielder Giancarlo Stanton—whose candidacy might have been sunk when he took a fastball to the face and… » 11/13/14 7:42pm 11/13/14 7:42pm

The Durant-LeBron Arms Race: Two Of The Best Seasons Of All Time

When we last took a look in February, LeBron James and Kevin Durant were both having monster seasons, with unprecedented combinations of offensive volume (usage percent) and efficiency (true shooting percent). There was still a lot of basektball left to play, but at the time we wrote that "if these stat lines hold, or… » 4/17/14 12:11pm 4/17/14 12:11pm

Peyton Manning Somehow Isn't The Unanimous MVP

Peyton Manning had the best season ever for an NFL quarterback, so it wasn't surprising that he was picked for the AP MVP, his fifth overall. It was, however, dumb to find out that he wasn't a unanimous choice. » 2/02/14 10:30am 2/02/14 10:30am

Damn Straight Adrian Peterson Won The MVP

There were two potential outcomes to this season's MVP voting, the results of which were revealed tonight: The sportswriters that vote on the thing could have made a grievous error, as sportswriters so often do, and awarded Peyton Manning the MVP award (as sportswriters so often have), for reasons related to team… » 2/02/13 10:10pm 2/02/13 10:10pm

The Weirdest And Worst Ballots Of MLB Awards Voting

Just because voting is subjective does not mean voters can't be wrong. So, with the knowledge that no ballot will make everyone happy, and with sincere appreciation for the BBWAA making all ballots public, let's hand out some awards to the most mystifying, inexplicable, and just downright terrible MLB awards voters. » 11/16/12 2:35pm 11/16/12 2:35pm

Let's Admire Miguel Cabrera's Triple Crown, Before We Put The Triple…

Last night, Miguel Cabrera became the first player since 1967 to win the triple crown: .330 batting average, 44 home runs, 139 RBIs. For a lot of baseball fans, however, the accomplishment didn't mean a whole lot. In those 45 years without a triple crown winner, baseball analysis has gotten much more sophisticated… » 10/04/12 3:05pm 10/04/12 3:05pm

Ryan Howard Gives Philly Something Small To Be Happy About

Hey, Philly fans, good news: No need to cause bodily harm to yourself or others. You finally have a beacon of light in Philadelphia. One might even say it's always sunny. » 11/20/06 2:45pm 11/20/06 2:45pm