The 2009 Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Baseball Awards

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The 2009 Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Baseball Awards
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Anybody who has ever watched baseball with any conviction at all, then debating over who should win Major League baseball's annual awards is almost as fun as watching what unfolds during the postseason.
With those awards, however, occassionally comes winners who make the baseball viewing public scratch their heads, and wonder what the baseball writers of America were thinking (i.e. Albert Belle in 1995, Willie Mays in 1962).
So rather than sitting idly by and waiting for the baseball writers to select the baseball award winners, the baseball featured columnists here at Bleacher Report have decided, as baseball writers ourselves, to select our own baseball award winners.
I originally came up with the idea after reading numerous articles debating who sho be selected for various award, such as MVP and Cy Young, with the idea that the entire community of baseball featured columnists should vote on, and select who we thought deserved to win awards.
The response from my fellow featured columnists was terrific, as responses to my online survey poured in as the final month of the 2009 baseball season wound down.
The award categories were as follows: AL and NL MVP, AL and NL Cy Young, AL and NL Rookie of the Year, AL and NL Manager of the Year, Comeback Player of Year, and Team of the Year. The winner in each category will have a slide written by myself, or by some of my favorite baseball featured columnists.
This is the first year of the awards, and with any luck, I would like to do this again in upcoming seasons, so any feedback, positive or negative, is welcome, and once again, I'd like to give a big thank you to all of the featured columnists who participated in this article. I hope you all had as much fun with this as I did, and let's continue to make the baseball featured columnists the most cohesive community on Bleacher Report.
So with all that said, here our you 2009 Bleacher Report Featured Columnist Award winners.

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