Near the Halfway Mark: A Look at MLB Award Candidates

Dan McConeCorrespondent IJuly 2, 2009

Near the Halfway Mark: A Look at MLB Award Candidates

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    PHOENIX - MAY 30:  Fans of the Arizona Diamondbacks cheer and wave a team flag during the tenth inning of the major league baseball game against the Atlanta Braves at Chase Field on May 30, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Braves 3-

AL MVP: Justin Morneau, Minnesota

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    NEW YORK - MAY 17:  Justin Morneau #33 of the Minnesota Twins bats against the New York Yankees on May 17, 2009 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City. The Yankees defeated the Twins 3-2 in ten innings.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images

NL MVP: Albert Pujols, St. Louis

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    NEW YORK - JUNE 22:  Albert Pujols #5 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the New York Mets on June 22, 2009 at Citi Field in the Flushing neighborhood of the Queens borough of New York City.  (Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

AL Cy Young: Zack Greinke, Kansas City

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    KANSAS CITY, MO - JUNE 17:  Starting pitcher Zack Greinke #23 of the Kansas City Royals pitches during the game against the Arizona Diamondbacks on June 17, 2009 at Kauffman Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

NL Cy Young: Tim Lincecum, San Francisco

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    OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 23:  Tim Lincecum #55 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the Oakland Athletics during a Major League Baseball game on June 23, 2009 at the Oakland Coliseum in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

AL Rookie of the Year: Ricky Romero, Toronto

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    DUNEDIN, FL - FEBRUARY 25:  Ricky Romero of the Blue Jays poses for a portrait during the Toronto Blue Jays Photo Day at the Bobby Mattick Training Center on February 25, 2006 in Dunedin, Florida. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

NL Rookie of the Year: Colby Rasmus, St. Louis

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    CHICAGO - APRIL 17:  Colby Rasmus #28 of the St. Louis Cardinals bats against the Chicago Cubs on April 17, 2009 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

AL Manager of the Year: Ron Washington, Texas

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    PHOENIX - JUNE 23:  Manager Ron Washington of the Texas Rangers during the major league baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 23, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Diamondbacks defeated the Rangers 8-2.  (Photo by Christian Pet

NL Manager of the Year: Bruce Bochy, San Francisco

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    PHOENIX - JUNE 11:  Manager Bruce Bochy of the San Francisco Giants signals a play during the major league baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on June 11, 2009 in Phoenix, Arizona.  (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)