D.A.'s MLB Awards Watch Update

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D.A.'s MLB Awards Watch Update
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Power rankings are pretty useless this time of the year. Does anybody really care where the Nationals, Royals, Padres, etc...fall? No. What people do care about at this time of the year is awards.

Here is how I would divvy up the awards for each league:

American League MVP: Joe Mauer (Minnesota Twins)

1. Joe Mauer (Min): .374 avg, 27 HR, 87 RBI, 1.051 OPS
2. Miguel Cabrera (Det): .333 avg, 29 HR, 89 RBI, .956 OPS
3. Mark Teixeira (Nyy): .286 avg, 35 HR, 112 RBI, .933 OPS
4. Kendry Morales (Laa): .304 avg, 30 HR, 98 RBI, .914 OPS
5. Adam Lind (Tor): .297 avg, 30 HR, 103 RBI, .906 OPS

Apologies to: Jason Bay, Evan Longoria, Victor Martinez, Aaron Hill, Alex Rodriguez, Nick Markakis, Ichiro Suzuki, Michael Young, Jason Bartlett, Derek Jeter, Kevin Youkilis, Ben Zobrist, Jason Kubel, Aaron Hill

National League MVP: Albert Pujols (St. Louis Cardinals)

1. Albert Pujols (Stl): .333 avg, 47 HR, 127 RBI, 1.139 OPS
2. Hanley Ramirez (Fla): .357 avg, 23 HR, 99 RBI, .989 OPS
3. Prince Fielder (Mil): .298 avg, 39 HR, 126 RBI, .998 OPS
4. Derrek Lee (Chc): .307 avg, 33 HR, 102 RBI, .974 OPS
5. Chase Utley (Phi): .295 avg, 31 HR, 90 RBI, .952 OPS

Apologies to: Adam Dunn, Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier, Pablo Sandoval, Todd Helton, Ryan Howard, Ryan Braun, Justin Upton, Carlos Lee, Mark Reynolds, Adrian Gonzalez, Troy Tulowitzki, Raul Ibanez

American League Cy Young: Zack Greinke (Kansas City Royals)

1. Zack Greinke (Kcr): 13-8, 2.19 ERA, 216 Ks, 1.07 WHIP
2. Felix Hernandez (Sea): 15-5, 2.52 ERA, 193 Ks, 1.15 WHIP
3. Roy Halladay (Tor): 15-9, 3.03 ERA, 189 Ks, 1.14 WHIP
4. Justin Verlander (Det): 16-8, 3.34 ERA, 239 Ks, 1.17 WHIP
5. CC Sabathia (Nyy): 17-7, 3.42 ERA, 178 Ks, 1.13 WHIP

Apologies to: Jon Lester, John Lackey, Scott Feldman

National League Cy Young: Tim Lincecum (San Francisco Giants)

1. Tim Lincecum (Sfg): 14-5, 2.30 ERA, 244 Ks, 1.04 WHIP
2. Chris Carpenter (Stl): 16-4, 2.45 ERA, 132 Ks, 1.00 WHIP
3. Adam Wainwright (Stl): 18-8, 2.59 ERA, 183 Ks, 1.21 WHIP
4. Matt Cain (Sfg): 13-6, 2.71 ERA, 155 Ks, 1.17 WHIP
5. Dan Haren (Ari): 14-8, 2.79 ERA, 201 Ks, 0.95 WHIP

Apologies to: J.A. Happ, Wandy Rodriguez, Jair Jurrjens, Javier Vazquez, Randy Wells, Clayton Kershaw, Randy Wolf, Josh Johnson, Ted Lilly

American League Rookie of the Year: Andrew Bailey (Oakland Athletics)

1. Andrew Bailey (Oak): 24 saves, 1.98 ERA, 82 Ks, 0.92 WHIP
2. Jeff Niemann (Tbr): 12-6, 3.80 ERA, 112 Ks, 1.32 WHIP
3. Nolan Reimold (Bal): .279 avg, 15 HR, 45 RBI, .831 OPS
4. Elvis Andrus (Tex): .273 avg, 6 HR, 33 RBI, .723 OPS
5. Gordon Beckham (Cws): .274 avg, 12 HR, 54 RBI, .818 OPS

Apologies to: Jose Mijares, Chris Getz

National League Rookie of the Year: J.A. Happ (Philadelphia Phillies)

1. J.A. Happ (Phi): 10-4, 2.77 ERA, 104 Ks, 1.18 WHIP
2. Randy Wells (Chc): 10-8, 2.96 ERA, 84 Ks, 1.25 WHIP
3. Casey McGehee (Mil): .304 avg, 15 HR, 58 RBI, .879 OPS
4. Chris Coghlan (Fla): .303 avg, 9 HR, 42 RBI, .817 OPS
5. Gerardo Parra (Ari): .293 avg, 5 HR, 54 RBI, .735 OPS

Apologies to: Andrew McCutchen, Garrett Jones, Colby Rasmus, Luke Gregerson

American League Manager of the Year: Mike Scioscia (Los Angeles Angels)

1. Mike Scioscia (Laa)
2. Jim Leyland (Det)
3. Ron Washington (Tex)
4. Don Wakamatsu (Sea)
5. Joe Girardi (Nyy)

National League Manager of the Year: Jim Tracy (Colorado Rockies)

1. Jim Tracy (Col)
2. Tony LaRussa (Stl)
3. Joe Torre (Lad)
4. Fredi Gonzalez (Fla)
5. Charlie Manuel (Phi)

American League Comeback Player of the Year: Justin Verlander (Detroit Tigers)

1. Justin Verlander (Det): 16-8, 3.34 ERA, 239 Ks, 1.17 WHIP
2. Aaron Hill (Tor): .285 avg, 32 HR, 98 RBI, .815 OPS
3. Victor Martinez (Cle/Bos): .297 avg, 21 HR, 97 RBI, .856 OPS
4. Scott Podsednik (Cws): .303 avg, 6 HR, 45 RBI, .764 OPS
5. Michael Cuddyer (Min): .274 avg, 26 HR, 78 RBI, .847 OPS

National League Comeback Player of the Year: Chris Carpenter (St. Louis Cardinals)

1. Chris Carpenter (Stl): 16-4, 2.45 ERA, 132 Ks, 1.00 WHIP
2. Troy Tulowitzki (Col): .285 avg, 27 HR, 78 RBI, .901 OPS
3. Todd Helton (Col): .318 avg, 14 HR, 78 RBI, .896 OPS
4. Javier Vazquez (Atl): 13-9, 3.01 ERA, 216 Ks, 1.05 WHIP
5. Joel Pineiro (Stl): 14-11, 3.31 ERA, 96 Ks, 1.13 WHIP

American League Relief Man of the Year: Mariano Rivera (New York Yankees)

1. Mariano Rivera (Nyy): 40 saves, 1.66 ERA, 64 Ks, 0.89 WHIP
2. Jonathan Papelbon (Bos): 36 saves, 2.00 ERA, 72 Ks, 1.24 WHIP
3. David Aardsma (Sea): 35 saves, 2.09 ERA, 75 Ks, 1.18 WHIP
4. Joe Nathan (Min): 41 saves, 2.25 ERA, 80 Ks, 0.95 WHIP
5. Andrew Bailey (Oak): 24 saves, 1.98 ERA, 82 Ks, 0.92 WHIP

National League Relief Man of the Year: Ryan Franklin (St. Louis Cardinals)

1. Ryan Franklin (Stl): 37 saves, 1.93 ERA, 38 Ks, 1.11 WHIP
2. Francisco Cordero (Cin): 37 saves, 2.29 ERA, 54 Ks, 1.29 WHIP
3. Huston Street (Col): 33 saves, 2.96 ERA, 62 Ks, 0.91 WHIP
4. Trevor Hoffman (Mil): 32 saves, 1.96 ERA, 41 Ks, 0.96 WHIP
5. Heath Bell (Sdp): 37 saves, 2.86 ERA, 69 Ks, 1.11 WHIP

American League Silver Sluggers:

Catcher: Joe Mauer (Min)
First Base: Mark Teixeira (Nyy)
Second Base: Aaron Hill (Tor)
Shortstop: Derek Jeter (Nyy)
Third Base: Evan Longoria (Tbr)
Outfield: Nick Markakis (Bal)
Outfield: Jason Bay (Bos)
Outfield: Torii Hunter (Laa)
Designated Hitter: Adam Lind (Tor)

National League Silver Sluggers:

Catcher: Brian McCann (Atl)
First Base: Albert Pujols (Stl)
Second Base: Chase Utley (Phi)
Shortstop: Hanley Ramirez (Fla)
Third Base: Mark Reynolds (Ari)
Outfield: Ryan Braun (Mil)
Outfield: Adam Dunn (Was)
Outfield: Andre Ethier (Lad)
Pitcher: Micah Owings (Cin)

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