Archive for the ‘awards’ Category

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Who are the MVP leaders based on Total Runs? Teams are clinching playoff spots almost daily now that we’re in the last week of the season, but has anyone sewn up the MVP award? As we did last week for the Rookie of the Year candidates, let’s use the Total Runs metric first introduced in […]

September 28, 2009  Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,   Posted in: awards, John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  One Comment

John Dewan’s Stat of the Week™

Who are the Rookie of the Year leaders based on Total Runs? With just over two weeks left in the 2009 season, let’s take a look at the top rookie hitters in all of baseball, using the version of Runs Created used in The Fielding Bible—Volume II: 2009 Top Rookie Hitters, MLB Player Runs Created […]

September 18, 2009  Tags:   Posted in: awards, John Dewan, Stat of the Week, stats  No Comments

It was 25 years ago today

Chicago Cubs Hall of Fame second baseman Ryne Sandberg made is bones to a national TV audience exactly 25 years ago today. Then a whispy, relative unknown to most fans outside Chicago, Ryno hit not one, but two game tying home runs off of former Cub Bruce Sutter in a thrilling victory over the rival St. Louis […]

June 23, 2009  Tags: , , , , ,   Posted in: awards, game day, game recap, oldschool, on this date, other Cubs sites, players, rivalries  2 Comments

Ron Santo Misses Hall Again

Ron Santo will need to wait another two years for the Veteran’s Committee to come to their senses and elect him to the Hall of Fame.  If anyone has see the documentary on Santo’s journey, This Old Cub, you can appreciate how Ronnie must feel today. My heart goes out to the guy. Being overlooked […]

December 8, 2008   Posted in: awards, observations, the media  One Comment

Santo should make it this time

Noon (Central time) on Monday at baseball’s annual Winter Meetings in Las Vegas, the Hall of Fame Veteran’s Committee will announce who, if anyone, will be inducted this year. Beloved Cubs evangelist and radio color analyst Ron Santo will learn his fate once again. The Veteran’s Committee votes on what is essentially righting the wrongs […]

December 6, 2008   Posted in: awards, observations, the media  No Comments

Cubs lose Wood, gain Awards

It’s tough for a guy to take a break around here!  Just in the past week the Chicago Cubs have acquired Kevin Gregg from the Marlins, publicly announced Kerry Wood‘s career in blue pinstripes is over, Lou Piniella has won NL Manager of the Year, Carlos Zambrano the Silver Slugger award for NL pitchers, and […]

November 14, 2008   Posted in: awards, Hot Stove, Lou Piniella, observations, players, roster  No Comments