The other day I was emailing back and forth with some friends talking about who we thought should be the major award winners this year. Here are my winners for each leagues MVP, Cy Young and ROY.
1. Corey Seager (should be unanimous)
NL Cy Young - I struggled with this one because what Kershaw did in his limited innings was sooooo good. You have to penalize him some for falling short on innings. He is awesome so I'm still picking him.
Big drop off after those two. I have a feeling Bryant will win by a good bit.
This wouldn't have even been close a month back, but holy crap Gary Sanchez is murdering baseballs.
AL Cy Young.
Sorry Red Sox fans, no Rick Porcello for me. #killthewin
1. Mike Trout
2. Josh Donaldson
3. Manny Machado
The narrative that you have to be on a good team is a bunch of shit. Mike Trout is the best player in the world, but will get screwed out of another MVP. My guess is Donaldson will win.
Pretty much every stat about Mike Trout this day has him in the same company as Ty Cobb, Rogers Hornsby and Mickey Mantle.