MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: Predicting the 2010 Player Awards

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MLB Featured Columnists' Poll: Predicting the 2010 Player Awards

When I was named a Featured Columnist for the Cleveland Indians last year, my fellow FC Samantha Bunten invited me to be a part of Tribe Talk, a weekly round table in which the top Indians writers on Bleacher Report talk about recent news and discuss how the team could better itself in the future.

Last week, as I was filling out Samantha's latest survey, I had the idea of creating a poll for not just one team's top writers, but for passionate fans around the league.

Not knowing if anyone would even take the time to read my message, I wrote up a poll about the 2010 player awards and sent it to all MLB FCs for their opinions.

Much to my delight, 42 people responded, representing 22 different teams.

In these slides are the predictions of three-and-a-half dozen knowledgeable baseball writers for MLB's MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, and Relief Man of the Year awards.

In addition to listing the top finishers in each category, for each award I have asked one person who made a somewhat surprising pick to explain the reasoning behind his/her choice.

I hope this slideshow will inspire thoughtful debate and that this will be the first of many Featured Columnist polls. Enjoy!

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