Is Cost Certainty Better Than Roster Flexibility?

Is it better to have cost certainty or payroll flexibility when building a team?

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Andrew McCutchen Wins Silver Slugger Award

Major League Baseball announced the 2012 Silver Slugger award winners, and Andrew McCutchen was named one of the winners. The award was the first Silver Slugger for McCutchen, and he became the first Pirate to win the award since Jack Wilson in 2004. McCutchen led the National League in hits with 194, and ranked second in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage and total bases. He became the fourth Pittsburgh player...

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McCutchen Named Finalist for National League MVP

Finalists for the National League Most Valuable Player Award were announced on MLB Network tonight and Pirates Andrew McCutchen was named one of five finalists for the MVP Award.¬†McCutchen, along with Milwaukee’s Ryan Braun, San Diego’s Chase Headley, St. Louis’ Yadier Molina and San Francisco’s Buster Posey were the others nominated for the award. McCutchen finished the 2012 season with a .327 average and a...

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First Pitch: McCutchen Wasn’t the Pirate That Deserved a Gold Glove

My tweet tonight immediately after Andrew McCutchen won a gold glove: Andrew McCutchen hits his way to his first career Gold Glove. It received several retweets, which I can only assume is other people mocking what has become of the Gold Glove award. The Gold Glove award is supposed to recognize defense. Unfortunately that defense is only recognized if a player has strong offense to go with his defense. In some cases, good offense can...

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Andrew McCutchen Wins First Gold Glove

Major League Baseball and Rawlings announced today that Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen won his first Gold Glove among National League Center Fielders. McCutchen beat out Atlanta’s Michael Bourn and Cincinnati’s Drew Stubbs for the award. McCutchen finished the 2012 season with a 135-game errorless streak and led all National League outfielders in fielding percentage (.997), making just one error in 371...

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