The regular season is just getting underway, and everyone wants to know what potential records could be broken in 2017. History could be made if a pitcher on one of the four teams featured in this article win a Cy Young award, as no player on any of them has ever won the coveted honor. Indeed, the Rockies, Marlins, Rangers, and Reds are all Cy Young-less. So, which pitcher from each one of these organizations has the best chance to bring home a Cy Young? To answer this question, I compiled data from the last five AL and NL Cy Young winners and sorted them by age and career resumes. The reason for picking the last five years is that I consider this period the Fireball Era when starting pitchers commonly throw 95 MPH or higher.
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by Austin Stamford
A closer look at one of this offseason’s most fascinating signings.
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The closest team to the University of Michigan geographically and the organization with more fans than any other in M-SABR—it’s time to discuss the Detroit Tigers.
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Later today, the Baseball Writers’ Association of America will reveal the results of voting for the Baseball Hall of Fame Class of 2017. The rules are simple: A writer can include up to 10 players on his ballot; a player must be on at least 75% of all ballots to get approved. Sadly, none of our members were eligible to vote for the 2017 class—to be eligible to vote, a writer must be employed on a baseball beat job for 10 consecutive years. Nonetheless, we proudly held a Michigan Baseball and Sabermetrics mock election.
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by Hunter Satterthwaite
Appreciating a truly historic farewell tour.