It wouldn't be award season without controversy. After MLB Network unveiled the finalists for baseball's four prestigious individual honors, the names left off the list are even more compelling.
Next week, the winners of the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards, Managers of the Year, Most Valuable Players and Cy Young Awards will be announced. Starting on Monday, Nov. 10, the opportunity to banter about which players ultimately took home the honors, respectively, can be debated all winter long.
For now, though, we take a glance at the players left off the list of finalists, as voted on by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
When the final tally is released, it's quite possible that all of our biggest snubs will have received at least a vote or two from the BBWAA, but the inability to garner enough votes to be a finalist is egregious for each of the following 2013 stars.
*All statisticians courtesy of Baseball-Reference unless otherwise noted.