Tag Archive | James Mungro Memorial Award

Know your James Mungro Memorial Award nominee: Alex Wilson, the forgotten man

  If this was four years ago, Alex Wilson wouldn’t stand a chance of surviving in JMMA chase. For one, he wasn’t a member of the Tigers. But even if he was, he’d was too good to be considered. In 2011, Wilson, now 28, was ranked the No. 11 prospect in the Red Sox system by […]

Know your James Mungro Memorial Award nominee: Kyle Ryan, who is playing for keeps

Kyle Ryan entered the chase for the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) as an underdog, but the more he reveals himself, the more his chances keep increasing. Ryan isn’t an ideal candidate. He’s a tall skinny pitcher in a world lousy with them. His background is bland: 12th-round pick of the Tigers, worked […]

Know your James Mungro Memorial Award nominee: Angel Nesbitt (plus the competition’s first eliminiation)

This year’s version of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) chase is less than a week old, but it already has a controversy. Today we were supposed to learn about Daniel Fields, the local-boy outfielder who couldn’t hit or stay healthy last year. We’re not. Fields is the first player cut from […]

Know your James Mungro Memorial Award nominee: Wynton Bernard

The low number of contestants and long period of evaluation time in the baseball version of the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) allows a closeness that the football version doesn’t have. Over the next few weeks, each participant will get his own profile post — unless he gets cut. Today we start off […]

It’s finally that time: Let the 2015 James Mungro Memorial Award competition begin

One year ago yesterday, we began a chase that introduced us to a skinny man with wispy facial hair named Blaine Hardy. Over the next month we fell in love with this man as he ripped the James Mungro Memorial Award presented by (sponsor pending) away from the other competitors. He then went on an unprecedented […]

A JMMA football update: The journey is over for the Detroit Lions’ George Johnson, in a good way

Every week, George Johnson provides anybody who’s paying attention just how far he’s come. Sometimes it’s loud and in your face, other times it’s subtle. But every week for the past eight, Johnson has made at least one solo tackle. He’s consistently contributing in the NFL, which is something no other JMMA winner can claim. George […]

JMMA postseason update: Blaine Hardy simply didn’t deserve to the make the Tigers’ ALDS roster

Everybody saw that eighth inning. Everybody saw the Tigers let a 4-3 deficit turn into a 12-3 deficit. Everybody saw the four pitchers used and Joba Chamberlain pitch to two batters and allow two runs. Look at the box score you’ll see Chamberlain’s infinity ERA and Joakim Soria’s four runs allowed in one-third of an inning pitched. […]

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