Be Vewwwwy Quiet . . . We’re Hunting Bwoxtons!

Jonathan Broxton has signed with the Royals, apparently after going on a hunting trip with Jeff Francoeur and Ned Yost.  What might they have been hunting for?: Moose Haas: 91-79 as a Brewer, including 13-3, 3.27 ERA in 1983. Bob Moose: Went 14-3, 2.91 ERA as 21-year-old for 1969 Pirates.  Pitched over 1100 innings in … Read more

When Black Friday Comes (MLB style)

If you were one of the insane people who stood outside a store at 10PM on Thanksgiving night to get a crack at buying something as trivial as a heavily-discounted waffle maker, then perhaps I could interest you in some drastically-reduced ballplayers? Yes, we’ve got the most bargain-basement prices on scrubs and stars alike … … Read more

A Very VORGy Thanksgiving

At this time of year, I’d like to take this opportunity to thank the following people/entities for making my baseball blogging world a better place (in no particular order): Baseball Prospectus: My first baseball stop each morning.  They’ve had a lot of staff turnover, and I really do miss Christina Kahrl‘s version of “Transaction Analysis“, … Read more

The Anagrammatical Beauty of the top AL MVP Finishers

Now that the AL MVP award has been bestowed, let’s consider the anagrams that could be made from the names of the top vote-getters: The third place finisher’s offensive production was truly detailed in his anagram, as Jose Bautista anagrams to “O Jesus!  Its a bat!”.  Similar in tone, “Jose Bautista Blue Jays” rearranges to … Read more

2011 AL π Young Award

MLB offers up its American League Cy Young Award winner Tuesday afternoon, with Justin Verlander being the odds-on favorite. At the VORG, we give out the “π Young Award,” which we introduced here.  It doesn’t matter what your won-loss record was, how many strikeouts you had, how many innings you tossed or whether your WHIP … Read more