Baseball Awards

With tonight’s thrilling regular season finale, baseball will move into the postseason.  That means that I have all the information to hand out some awards.  I’m only going to do the MVP Awards, Cy Youngs, and Rookies of the Year.  They’ve already handed out Comeback Players of the Year (Aaron Hill in the AL and Chris Carpenter in the NL) and I don’t feel like running through the Silver Slugger or Gold Glove Awards.  You can do that on your own.  Let’s get started.

NL MVP – Albert Pujols – 1B – St. Louis Cardinals

This is the easiest one of all of them.  Pujols should sweep the vote to take home his third MVP Award.  Pujols’ .327 average, 47 homers, and 135 RBIs placed him third, first and third in those categories, respectively.  Pujols was on track to hit 50 homers for the first time in his career, but he cooled a bit down the stretch and hasn’t left the yard since September 9th.  Even with that stretch, Pujols was still the top player in either league.

The best player in baseball.

The best player in baseball.

Others considered:  Albert Pujols.

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