On this week’s episode of the Underdog Sports MLB Show, we discuss the finalists and winners for this year’s BBWA Rookie of the Year, Manager Year, Cy Young, and MVP Awards. The boys later discuss a brewing cheating scandal in Houston, the Yankees new pitching coach, a series of disputes between the MLBPA and the owners, and recap the Gold Glove and Silver Slugger winners in each league. On the hot stove front, the boys debate whether or not the Aroldis Chapman contract will pan out for the Yankees, discuss where they think Stephen Strasburg will land in free agency now that he’s opted out of his contract, and run through the list of players who have received Qualifying Offers, and whether or not each of the ten players will accept, or test the market.
Chase Madorsky is a UCLA graduate and baseball fanatic who lists Derek Jeter as his favorite athlete of all-time and is still convinced that David Wells should be the model for all aspiring pitchers. He supports his hometown New York Yankees and is currently waiting for the reemergence of his beloved New York Giants, New York Knicks, and UCLA Bruins.