Category Archives: Awards

2013 MLB Preseason Predictions

It’s Opening Night in Major League Baseball and that means I’ve got just enough time to submit my preseason predictions before I look like a total slacker. You’ve all read about 10,000 of these by now, so there’s no real … Continue reading

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2011 MLB Predictions

Many of you may not know this, but it’s actually a federal requirement for all baseball bloggers to post their misguided preseason predictions. Okay, it’s entirely possible that there’s zero truth to that, but this is the one time a … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, AL East, AL West, American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Cy Young, Manager of the Year, MLB, MVP, National League, NL Central, NL East, NL West, Playoffs, Predictions, Projections, Rookie of the Year, World Series | 4 Comments

It Hurts So Good: Slugger Frank Thomas Set To Retire

Frank Thomas is officially hanging up the cleats. Thomas, 41, has scheduled a Friday press conference in Chicago—where he spent 16 of his 19 big league seasons—to announce his retirement. Thomas, one of the most feared sluggers of the past … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Chicago White Sox, Frank Thomas, Hall of Fame, Injuries, MLB, MVP, Oakland Athletics, Toronto Blue Jays | 1 Comment

Orlando Hudson, Minnesota Twins Agree on One-Year Pact

Twins fans, feel free to take a minute to pinch yourselves. Shocking as it may seem the Twins actually signed free agent second baseman Orlando Hudson. The deal is for one-year and is worth $5 million. There are no additional … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Free Agency, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Nick Punto, Orlando Hudson | 5 Comments

Miguel Tejada, Baltimore Orioles Set for Reunion

Miguel Tejada is headed back to Baltimore. The six-time All-Star has agreed on a one-year deal with the Orioles. The deal, which is currently pending a physical, was confirmed by Tejada during a phone interview with the Associated Press on … Continue reading

Posted in AL East, American League, Awards, Baltimore Orioles, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Free Agency, Houston Astros, Miguel Tejada, MLB, MVP | 3 Comments

Joe Mauer Tops Minnesota Twins All-Decade Team

As the first decade of the 2000s comes to a close, it seems like a fine time for a little reflection. The Twins have arguably been one of baseball’s best franchises during the past decade. Largely under the watch of … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, All-Decade Team, American League, Awards, Baseball, Brad Radke, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Francisco Liriano, Jason Kubel, Joe Mauer, Joe Nathan, Johan Santana, Justin Morneau, Minnesota Twins, MLB, Scott Baker | Leave a comment

Minnesota Twins Gave Plenty to be Thankful for in 2009

Thanksgiving is upon us once again. We all know that Thanksgiving is supposed to be about families and turkeys and a rapidly-depleting supply of shopping days until Christmas. In the minds of baseball fans, Thanksgiving is just a pit stop … Continue reading

Posted in AL Central, American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Delmon Young, Jason Kubel, Joe Crede, Joe Mauer, Michael Cuddyer, Miguel Jean, Minnesota Twins, MLB, MVP, Nick Blackburn, Orlando Cabrera, Scott Baker | Leave a comment

Joe Mauer Wins American League MVP

Joe Mauer can now add American League Most Valuable Player to his already imposing resume. Mauer received 27 out of 28 first-place votes to runaway with the award. Detroit Tigers first baseman Miguel Cabrera received the other first-place vote but … Continue reading

Posted in American League, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Joe Mauer, Minnesota Twins, MLB, MVP | 3 Comments

Joe Mauer’s Potential Trade Destinations, Minnesota’s Worst-Case Scenario

It’s almost time to let the real “Hot Stove Season” begin in earnest. Barring some unforeseen blunder by the Baseball Writers Association of America, Joe Mauer will be crowned the 2009 American League Most Valuable Player on Monday afternoon. When … Continue reading

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Starting Five: A Look at the Contenders for the NL Cy Young Award

On Thursday afternoon the Baseball Writers Association of America will announce who they’ve voted as this year’s National League Cy Young Award winner. Unlike the American League Cy Young, there is no single front-runner for the award. Rather, there were … Continue reading

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Minnesota Twins’ Ron Gardenhire, is he the AL Manager of the Year?

Ron Gardenhire has long been considered one of baseball’s best managers. In 2009, he proved his mettle once again by leading the Minnesota Twins to yet another division title in the American League Central. The pennant marked his fifth division … Continue reading

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Starting Five: A Look at the Contenders for the AL Cy Young Award

Later today the Baseball Writers Association of America will announce who they’ve voted as this year’s American League Cy Young Award winner. Although some believe there’s an obvious front-runner for the award, the field is still “technically” wide-open after a … Continue reading

Posted in Awards, Baseball, CC Sabathia, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Cy Young, Felix Hernandez, Justin Verlander, MLB, Roy Halladay, Zack Greinke | Leave a comment

Handing Out the Hardware

Well, the post-season is upon us. A few major moves have already been made and starting tomorrow at midnight, it’s going to be a free-for-all on free agents. With these major events transpiring and the impending arrival of the Winter … Continue reading

Posted in Albert Pujols, Awards, Baseball, Cheap Seat Chronicles, Cy Young, Johan Santana, MVP, Rookie of the Year, Roy Halladay, The Graveys | Leave a comment