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The Bucs have taken home a bunch of awards over the last few two weeks or so, but the last and biggest comes tonight at 6 PM on MLB Network. Andrew McCutchen is a finalist for the NL Most Valuable Player award, and it seems likely he’ll be the first Pirate to win it since Barry Bonds in ’92. The other two finalists are Yadier Molina and Paul Goldschmidt, both of whom have decent cases. Goldschmidt had the best offensive year of the three, while Molina provided his usual enormous value as a catcher plus a big season at the plate. Cutch has a little bit of everything going for him, though – he led the league in WAR (the best attempt to measure overall value), his offensive stats are great, his defense was solid (at a key position), and he was the superstar, centerpiece, and main building block for the Pirates’ storybook season that ended in a playoff berth.
Clayton Kershaw took home the NL Cy Young, obviously. Francisco Liriano got one fourth plate vote and one fifth pla...
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The National League MVP was one that had a good group of candidates to select from. There was Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen that led his team to their first playoff berth since 1992.
He had a .317 average with 21 homers and 84 RBIs to include him stealing 27 bases and was caught just 10 times.
The St. Louis Cardinals had catcher Yadier Molina and he was responsible...
ST. LOUIS -- As many statistics as there are in baseball, at least one more is needed. There needs to be a number to measure the intangibles, those hard-to-quantify factors that can't be found in the box score (or even on fangraphs.com).
Otherwise, Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina never will win what he deserved to win Thursday night: The NL MVP award.
Instead, Molina finished...
Diamondbacks first baseman Paul Goldschmidt finished second to Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen in balloting for the National League Most Valuable Player Award.
Goldschmidt's second-place finish is the highest in franchise history.
McCutchen's victory was not unexpected, but the margin surprised many. He received 28 of 30 first-place votes from members of the Baseball...
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen is one of the best young superstars in baseball, and he added the first major award to his resume on Thursday by winning the 2013 National League MVP award.
NL MVP Award First Place Votes: McCutchen 28, Goldschmidt 0, Molina 2. Final Totals: McCutchen 409 pts, Goldy 242 pts, Molina 219 pts.— Steve Berthiaume (@BertDbacks) November...
MVP voting is always one of those things that no matter how the voting goes, people are going to be outraged over the way a someone voted. Bashing reporters for their voting choices has almost become a new sport, especially since the BBWAA chose to make all of the ballots public. One of the cardinal sins of voting, at least in the eyes of the fans, is for a writer not to give a first...
Maybe one of the hardest parts about rooting for a franchise that went 20 years in between winning seasons was the false hope. The prospects and players that were supposed to be the ones that could put the Pittsburgh Pirates on their backs and take them back to relevancy. The Chad Hermansens that were supposed to be transcendant talents that never materialized into anything, or the...
If you think Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen did not deserve his 2013 NL MVP Award, you must be Yadier mind.
Andrew McCutchen ran away with the National League Most Valuable Player award, earning 28 of the 30 first-place votes. He is the first Pirate to win the award since Barry Bonds did it in 1992, which of course was the Bucs’ last winning season until this year. It’s sort of a fitting, full-circle type of thing – the beginning of the losing streak was strongly associated with...
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen was named the NL Most Valuable Player after leading his team to the postseason for the first time in two decades.
He received 28 of 30 first place votes to beat out second place Paul Goldschmidt and third place Yadier Molina. Molina received the other two first place votes.
McCutchen, 27, hit .317/.404/.508 (158 OPS+) with...
Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen has won the National League Most Valuable Player Award. He beat out the Arizona Diamondbacks Paul Goldschmidt and the St. Louis Cardinals Yadier Molina, the other two finalists for the award
McCutchen helped to lead the Pirates to their first postseason berth in over twenty years. The Pirates hosted the National League Wild Card...
The official 2013 National League Most Valuable Player is Andrew McCutchen, who was terrific. From what anyone can tell, he’s a very deserving winner, but the voting still came with a few little controversies. For one, Paul Goldschmidt didn’t pick up a single first-place vote, and all season he was incredibly clutch. For two, a pair of first-place votes went to Yadier Molina...
Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera won his second consecutive American League Most Valuable Player award and Pirates centerfielder Andrew McCutchen won his first National League MVP in balloting announced on Thursday by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America.
Cabrera is the first AL player since former White Sox slugger Frank Thomas in 1993 and ’94 to win the award in...
M-V-P: Most Versatile Pirate.
Andrew McCutchen was all that and more.
One of the game's most dynamic talents, McCutchen coasted to the National League Most Valuable Player award by a surprisingly wide margin Thursday after leading a baseball revival in Pittsburgh with his speed, power and defense.
The center fielder received 28 of 30 first-place votes from a Baseball Writers...
Finally. The award that everybody has been waiting for: the MVP.
There are some new faces and some familiar ones amongst the three finalists for each league. One of them has a chance to be the first AL back-to-back winner since the White Sox's Frank Thomas in 1993 and '94, and in doing so, he would join the ranks of other familiar AL back-to-backers such as Roger Maris,...