Posted by: danimal25 | 07/01/2008

MLB Awards at Mid-Way Point

AMERICAN LEAGUE

MVP: Josh Hamilton: A tremendous story. Hamilton has overcome unbelievable odds and is deserving of the award.

Cy Young: Cliff Lee: This isn’t a typo. Lee has accumulated an 11-1 record, with a  2.34 ERA.

Rookie of the Year: Evan Longoria: It is rare to see a phenom live up to the hype. Longoria has not disappointed.

Manager of the Year: Joe Maddon: Tampa Bay is leading the AL East on July 1st. Case closed.

NATIONAL LEAGUE

MVP: Chase Utley: Barely edges out Berkman for the honor. Utley is redefining the second base postion.

Cy Young: Tim Lincecum: Has compiled a record of 9-1 with very little run support. This kid is for real.

Rookie of the Year: Geovanny Soto: Has been a steady contributor to a 1st place team.

Manager of the Year: Tony La Russa: His team always overachieves, and this year is no exception. He just wins ballgames.

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Responses

  1. Like that you included Tony as manager of the year…because I watch roughly 90% of the Cardinals games, I am a little biased, however when you look at a lineup that routinely includes the likes of Skip Schumacher, Aaron Miles, Ryan Ludwick, Brendan Ryan…etc it is amazing that the Cards boast the NL second best record. Dave Duncan should win PC of the decade if they gave those out. No arguments on the your choices above…very well done!

  2. Happy you recognize “The Freak” aka “The Franchise”. When I saw him strike out the great Albert in STL on three of the nastiest pitches in mid-April and the same to RA. That made me a believer. I love the kid. Great quote in SI this week…he is the cover boy. He doesn’t ice his arm after the game because “ice is for drinks and injuries.” I can’t wait to see him as the starter in the Big Show in the Bid Apple. LaRussa continues to amaze me with that rag ttag lineup and pitching staff. His real test comes this weekend.

  3. glad you are back giving us your views! I missed you in June.
    No comments about the Wimbledon tennis match today????


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