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For the second straight year, traditional numbers beat out advanced metrics on the American League Most Valuable Player ballot, with the Detroit Tigers' Miguel Cabrera receiving the award over Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. The scrape played out differently in the National League, where the Pittsburgh Pirates' Andrew McCutchen -- he of better modern numbers (but also more team wins) -- beat Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks. Do you agree with the picks?


AL MVP?

Miguel Cabrera posted dazzling traditional numbers (.348 avg., 44 HRs, 137 RBIs) on a winner, while Mike Trout offered a better WAR.

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What do you make of Miguel Cabrera winning AL MVP?

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    82%
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    18%

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NL MVP?

Andrew McCutchen won the WAR with Paul Goldschmidt, but didn't slug as well (the latter had a 36-21 edge in homers and 125-84 in RBIs).

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What do you make of Andrew McCutchen winning NL MVP?

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    74%
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    26%

Discuss (Total votes: 52,533)


Who's No. 1?

Could a 22-year-old really be the premier player in the sport? Or is one of the MVPs better?

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Who is the best player in baseball?

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    53%
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    8%
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    8%
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    17%
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    14%

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Francona, Hurdle are top managers

Clint Hurdle won the National League Manager of the Year award Tuesday, and it should be no surprise; his Pittsburgh Pirates shocked baseball by shaking off a 20-year futility streak to win 94 games. The American League recipient -- the Cleveland Indians' Terry Francona -- was a bit surprising, as second-place finisher John Farrell was also a popular candidate. In the end, though, it a 24-victory improvement that helped Francona edge out the Boston Red Sox skipper. Did voters get these awards right?

  • What do you make of Terry Francona winning AL Manager of the Year?

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      60%
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      40%

    Discuss (Total votes: 52,763)

  • What do you make of Clint Hurdle winning NL Manager of the Year?

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      74%
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      26%

    Discuss (Total votes: 31,078)

  • Which team's season was most surprising?

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      19%
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      42%
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      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,041)

  • Which team will fare better in 2014?

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      31%
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      69%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,413)

  • Which made the bigger difference for the Red Sox in 2013?

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      34%
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      66%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,114)

  • Who is the better manager?

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      37%
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      63%

    Discuss (Total votes: 8,117)

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Will the Pirates bounce back?

Ouch. For Pittsburgh Pirates fans, dropping a 2-1 series lead to the St. Louis Cardinals has to hurt, no matter how long they've waited just to taste the postseason again. On the other hand, the Buccos did snap that decades-long run of futility with ease, winning 94 games, beating the Cincinnati Reds in the wild-card game, and coming thisclose to taking down a division rival. What to make of it all? Is this just the beginning?

How would you characterize the 2013 season for the Pirates?

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    81%
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    19%

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  • How would you feel right now if you were a Pirates fan?

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      72%
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      28%

    Discuss (Total votes: 33,974)

  • How much of an effect will the 2013 season, including the ending, have on the Pirates' confidence going forward?

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      70%
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      23%
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      3%
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      4%

    Discuss (Total votes: 6,683)

  • How do you rank Andrew McCutchen among baseball's best players?

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      6%
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      52%
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      42%

    Discuss (Total votes: 6,651)

  • Who is the Pirates' best player besides Andrew McCutchen?

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      43%
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      19%
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      29%
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      9%

    Discuss (Total votes: 6,478)

  • How many games will the Pirates win in 2014?

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      10%
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      61%
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      29%

    Discuss (Total votes: 32,569)

  • How far will the Pirates go in 2014?

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      13%
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      22%
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      35%
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      23%
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      7%

    Discuss (Total votes: 31,985)

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Pirates, Cardinals knotted at 2

What started as a dream turned into an almost nightmare for the Pittsburgh Pirates, who went from possible National League Division Series winners to near no-hit victims thanks to the exploits of Michael Wacha on Monday. In the end Wacha again couldn't close the hitless deal -- it lasted 7 1/3 innings -- but his St. Louis Cardinals still won 2-1, tying the series at two with a trip to the Heartland coming Wednesday. Can the Pirates bounce back? What about that other NLDS?

  • Which team will win the Pirates-Cardinals NLDS (tied 2-2)?

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      61%
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      39%

    Discuss (Total votes: 116,418)

  • How much will losing Game 4 at home affect the Pirates mentally in Game 5?

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      25%
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      51%
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      24%

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  • How far will the Pirates go this season?

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      20%
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      44%
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      17%
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      19%

    Discuss (Total votes: 31,245)

  • Michael Wacha has taken a no-hitter deep into two straight games. Will he ever throw a no-hitter?

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      63%
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      37%

    Discuss (Total votes: 27,712)

  • Are you rooting for the Pirates to win the World Series?

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      53%
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      47%

    Discuss (Total votes: 216,269)

  • Which team will win the National League pennant?

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      20%
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      50%
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      30%

    Discuss (Total votes: 39,478)

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