In defense of Kershaw over Halladay; Phillies fans need not fret

John Shields is a contributor on Team to Beat as well as a writer for The Philly Phans. Here is his latest up at TPP. Last night MLB announced the winner of the 2011 Cy Young in the National League. The recipient of baseball’s highest award for pitching this season? Lefty Clayton Kershaw of the … Continue reading In defense of Kershaw over Halladay; Phillies fans need not fret

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Kershaw wins 2011 NL Cy Young; Halladay, Lee round out top three

The race was down to four competitors, unlike the American League in which Justin Verlander took home the AL Cy Young in a unanimous decision. Roy Halladay, Clayton Kershaw, Cliff Lee and Ian Kennedy all have had seasons to make a unanimous decision impossible. Only one of those four men was going to be named … Continue reading Kershaw wins 2011 NL Cy Young; Halladay, Lee round out top three

One-on-one battles highlight MVP and Cy Young races

NL MVP Matt Kemp: There have been two bright spots for the Dodgers this season, who are in the middle of a financial rut and baseball abyss. One of those bright spots is Matt Kemp (the other is in the Cy Young race). Kemp is having a Willie Mays-ian season (yes, I compared him to … Continue reading One-on-one battles highlight MVP and Cy Young races