Posted by: Tom Duch | October 27, 2010

Shine up the trophies- MLB Regular Season Awards

AL MVP- Josh Hamilton

MVP hopefuls Josh Hamilton and Robinson Cano both flexed their muscles in the ALCS in a last chance effort to sway voters. The Hambino got the best of Robbie in the playoffs, and I believe he will do it again in the MVP voting. Josh led the majors with a .359 average and .633 slugging percentage to go along with 32 HRs (tied for 5th in AL) and 100 RBIs (12th in AL) despite missing some time towards the end of the year.

NL MVP- Joey Votto

Step aside Albert, its Votto’s turn to bask in the glory that comes with being called MVP. Of the three major competitors for MVP (Votto, Pujols, Carlos Gonzalez), Votto is the only one who got his team to the playoffs. That along with his league leading .600 slugging % and .424 OBP as well as finishing top three in average, RBI, and homeruns means that it’s Votto-matic for Joey.

AL Cy Young- CC Sabathia narrowly over David Price

This was a close one but I had to go with CC because of my pinstripe pride. CC led the league with 21 wins this year versus just 7 losses. He was a workhorse for the Yanks all year, ranking 2nd in the AL and 3rd in all of baseball in innings pitched. His 3.18 ERA may be a bit pedestrian for a Cy Young winner, but it ranks 7th in the AL. I would vote CC, but lookout for King Felix to sneak in a lot of votes for his Major League leading 2.27 ERA and 232 K’s and instill a little Mariner pride for the last place M’s

NL Cy Young- Roy Halladay

Tim Lincecum’s streak of consecutive Cy’s will come to an end, but I don’t think he’ll mind trading that title for a World Series ring. Halladay wins this award easily, putting up great stats in his first year in the NL. Doc was 1st in wins (21), 2nd in K’s (219), 3rd in ERA (2.44), and 1st in complete games (9) including 4 shutouts; one of which was a perfect game.


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