Cost of “12 Days of Christmas” – 2017 Baseball Edition

Perhaps you’ve seen the article each year where they cost out what you’d have to spend to give your beloved each of the items mentioned in “The 12 Days of Christmas“. Last year, I thought it would be cool to see if we could come up with the baseball equivalent of this, using ballplayer names.  … Read more

The VORG’s Thanksgiving Message for 2017

Today is Thanksgiving, so 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: The folks I followed (Kahrl, Jaffe, Goldstein, Lindbergh, Sheehan, Goldman) are gone, but they continue to find great writers/analysts. From prospect talk to fantasy baseball … Read more

The VORG’s 2017 “Most Voweluable Player” Awards

The last of the 2017 season awards will be handed out Thursday afternoon, as the AL and NL MVPs are announced.  Here at the VORG, MVP stands for “Most Voweluable Player”, that being the player in each league with the highest percentage of vowels in their first and last names combined. Over in the American … Read more

The VORG’s 2017 “Pi Young Award”

Wednesday evening brings us the announcement of the  “Cy Young Award” winner in each league.  So, its now time for the VORG to announce the winners of the 2017 “Pi Young Awards”, celebrating the pitchers with ERAs closest to 3.1415927 . . . . (Here’s a refresher on the whys and wherefores of the award). … Read more

The VORG’s 2017 “Manager of the Year” Awards

Tuesday afternoon will see the continuation of the 2017 MLB award period, with the AL and NL Managers of the Year being announced.  These awards are usually given to the skipper of a team that exceeds its preseason expectations. At the VORG, we don’t think that’s true to the spirit of the word “manager”.  We … Read more

The VORG’s 2017 “Rookie of the Year” Awards

If you’re new to the VORG, please note that we give out our awards not necessarily to the BEST player for each honor, but for the most NOTABLE player. For example, Michael Fulmer and Corey Seager were last year’s Rookies of the Year. But instead we gave the American League Rookie of the Year to … Read more

The VORG’s 2017 “Nate Silver Slugger Awards”

Since 1980, Louisville Slugger has given out the “Silver Slugger Award“, described as follows: The Louisville Slugger Silver Slugger Awards are the top offensive honor in Major League Baseball ®. Coaches and managers of Major League teams vote for the players they feel are the best offensive producers at each position in the field in … Read more

Starting Pitchers with Highest TTO%

We’ve talked a lot about Three True Outcomes for batters, most recently with Joey Gallo setting a new single-season record for highest TTO%. Now lets take a look at the record-holders from the starting pitcher standpoint.  Here are the top 25 highest single-season TTO marks by starters with enough innings to qualify for the ERA … Read more

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