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Johnson, Melvin Named Managers of the Year
Both were surprise playoff teams this year.
And the managers of the Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals have won their league awards as Manager of the Year.
Bob Melvin of Oakland nosed out Baltimore's Buck Showalter to win the award in the American League...
AL, NL Rookies of the Year No Surprise
It's not a shock.
Mike Trout, a prime candidate for the Most Valuable Player award in the American League, and Bryce Harper, the National League's most touted rookie have won Rookie of the Year awards in their respective leagues.
Trout, of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim, was a unanimous c…
Cards Spank Nats 12-4, Even Series
After a game in which they failed to get an extra base hit, The St. Louis Cardinals flexed their muscles on Monday.
The Cardinals scored seven runs in the first four innings en route to an 12-4 thumping of the Washington Nationals, evening the best of five National League Division Series at one game …
Let the Playoffs Begin
The baseball playoffs start today with the new format of having two wild-card teams play each other in a one game, loser go home format.
The Baltimore Orioles are in Texas to take on the slumping Rangers tonight.  Lefty Joe Saunders get the start for Baltimore, while Yu Darvish takes the mound f…
Nationals Secure Home Field Advantage
The Washington Nationals have secured home field advantage throughout the National League playoffs by beating the Philadelphia Phillies in the regular season finale.
The Nationals entered the day tied with the Cincinnati Reds for the NL's best record...
MLB Teams Without Closers Performing Well
For years, I've argued that the closer role in Major League Baseball is an overrated, overvalued position.

Now, don't get me wrong, I think bullpens, as a whole, are underrated, but the closer role is overrated.

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