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  • Yankees and Red Sox shut out of MVP votes for first time ever (Big League Stew)

  • 10 incredible facts about Clayton Kershaw's Cy Young and MVP season (Big League Stew)

    It takes special talent and historical production to earn a clean sweep of baseball's two biggest individual awards. Clayton Kershaw fit that description in 2014,  becoming just the 11th pitcher to win the Cy Young award and MVP in the same season since the former was introduced in 1956.  Kershaw was the unanimous choice in the NL Cy Young race, earning all 30 votes over Johnny Cueto of the Cincinnati Reds and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals. Kershaw earned 18 first-place and nine second-place votes for MVP , which was good enough to top Giancarlo Stanton of the Miami Marlins and 2013 MVP Andrew McCutchen of the Pittsburgh Pirates.  Kershaw is the first NL pitcher to sweep the awards since Bob Gibson in 1968. Justin Verlander of the Detroit Tigers was the most recent, earning both AL honors in 2011.  It's elite territory reserved for next-level talents, which, at 26, Kershaw certainly is. Even still, a lot had to come together for him to make history. Here are 10 incredible facts and tidbits from his 2014 season that ultimately added up to an award sweep.   

  • List of National League MVP award winners (Reuters)

    (Reuters) - List of National League Most Valuable Player award winners after Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named as the 2014 recipient on Thursday. 2014 - Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers 2013 - Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 - Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 2011 - Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers 2010 - Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds 2009 - Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals 2008 - Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals 2007 - Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies 2006 - Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies 2005 - Albert Pujols, St. ...

  • Baseball-List of National League MVP award winners (Reuters)

    Nov 13 (Reuters) - List of National League Most Valuable Player award winners after Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers was named as the 2014 recipient on Thursday. 2014 - Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers 2013 - Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh Pirates 2012 - Buster Posey, San Francisco Giants 2011 - Ryan Braun, Milwaukee Brewers 2010 - Joey Votto, Cincinnati Reds 2009 - Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals 2008 - Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals 2007 - Jimmy Rollins, Philadelphia Phillies 2006 - Ryan Howard, Philadelphia Phillies 2005 - Albert Pujols, St. ...

  • Clayton Kershaw, Corey Kluber win Cy Young Awards (The Associated Press)

    NEW YORK (AP) -- Everyone expected Clayton Kershaw to pitch a shutout, and he did - a unanimous choice for the NL Cy Young Award.

News from Reds.com

  • Reds sign Satin, De Jesus to Minor League deals

    The Reds have added a pair of experienced infielders to the organization, signing Josh Satin and Ivan De Jesus to Minor League contracts.

  • Bill Bavasi to be named director of MLB Scouting Bureau

    Former Angels and Mariners GM Bill Bavasi is set to be named as the new director of the Major League Baseball Scouting Bureau (MLBSB), leaving his job as vice president of scouting, player development and international operations for the Reds.

  • Agent: Bruce wants to 'remain a Red for life'

    Reds outfielder Jay Bruce's agent affirmed his client's "desire to remain a Red for life" amid a report that the team is open to trading the two-time All-Star after he declined a pair of offers for a contract extension earlier this year.

  • Reds put Garrett, Waldrop on 40-man roster

    The Reds added a pair of Minor Leaguers to the 40-man roster Thursday, including top 20 prospect Amir Garrett, a move necessary to protect the left-hander from next month's Rule 5 Draft.

  • Ranking the top 25 prospects from the Arizona Fall League

    The 23rd edition of the Arizona Fall League wrapped up with Salt River's win in the championship game over Peoria on Saturday. Once again, the AFL was jam packed with elite-level prospects. That made putting together a top prospects list fairly easy. There were so many good players, it was decided to expand the list to a Top 25, up from the typical 20.