While the front office of each major league club is busy during the offseason, so are some of the top baseball writers in the country.
Yes, the writers are busy writing, but they are also making important decisions as well. They are the ones who vote for some of the most prestigious awards, including Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and MVP.
This year features some of the tightest races that we’ve seen in recent memory.
All eyes will be on the American League MVP race between Detroit Tigers third baseman Miguel Cabrera and Los Angeles Angels rookie outfielder Mike Trout. Also, did Bob Melvin do a better job with the Oakland Athletics than Buck Showalter did with the Baltimore Orioles? And did Bryce Harper do enough to win the NL Rookie of the Year award over Wade Miley and Todd Frazier?
Here are the odds for each top candidate of winning their respective award, as well as my predictions of who will come out on top when the awards are announced.
The AL and NL Rookie of the Year awards will be announced on Nov. 12, according to the official website of the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. The AL and NL Managers of the Year will be announced on Nov. 13, the AL and NL Cy Young Award winners will be announced on Nov. 14 and the AL and NL MVP award winners will be announced on Nov. 15.