The 2nd best time after the regular season is seeing who wins the awards. Whether its Cy Young, MVP, Rookie of the Year, or manager of the year, it is very meaningful for anyone who wins the award.
Here is my list for the awards and who should win them.
And remember: MVP stands for Most VALUABLE Player.
When the Angels released Vlad last year, they thought he was done and had nothing left. Well, the Rangers proved them wrong.
He has been their 2nd best player and has dominated the AL.
I couldn't really think of anyone else. Maybe Cano or Carl Povano, but Vlad has had a great year.
P.S. i considered Jose Bautista but he isnt on a good team.
Who? Before the year started you probably could not tell me who this guy was. Now you can say he has arguably been the Mets best pitcher.
I understand the Mets aren't in the playoff race, but R.A. has had a great year.
I was going back and forth with this award between Madden and Ron Washington. But I went with Madden because the Rangers play in a very easy division while the Rays play in the hardest division in baseball.He is also possibly leading them to the best record in baseball which would be a huge accomplishment.
Every contending manager could have won this award. Bobby Cox,Charlie Manuel, or even Bud Black. But no one picked the Reds (or Padres I know) to win their division with the Cardinals and Brewers. But what Dusty has done has been spectacular. Especially the starting rotation. It has been outstanding .
What a year this guy has had. 42 saves for a rookie. Thats amazing.
There were so many choices from Garcia, Jayson Hayward, Ike Davis, Gaby Sanchez, and Buster Posey. But here are Garcia's stats: 13-8 2.70 ERA. That is outstanding for a rookie.
It was either Price, C.C., or King Felix. But I went with King Felix because of this:
Price: 17-6 2.75 ERA, 1.21 Whip
Sabathia: 19-6 3.03 ERA, 1.18 WHIP
Felix: 11-11 2.39 ERA, 1.09 Whip, 214 Strikeouts.
The guys record isnt good, but he has had a great season.
He has had a great year. Noone thought he would be this good. I would have picked Josh Johnson but his injury stung the chance.
Here were the choices: Hamilton, Cano, Cabrera, or Longoria. But Statistically, Hamilton has had the best season.
Here is where it gets interesting. 3 guys deserve this award. Joey Votto, Albert Pujols, and Carlos Gonzalez. But i went with Votto because the Reds have had a great year. The Cardinals have not and the Rockies are going on one of those Rockie runs. But Votto has been the bebst player in baseball all year and will win this award.
Best Team of the Year: Tampa Bay Rays
Worst Team of the Year: Pittsburgh Pirates
Best non-contending team: Toronto Blue Jays
Worst contending team: Oakland Athletics