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Postby Pogotheostrich » Tue Aug 26, 2003 9:48 am

The season is winding down who will bring home the awards.

AL
ROY - Matsui
CY - Halladay
MVP - Boone

NL
ROY - Webb
CY - Gagne
MVP - Bonds
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Postby demoflauchy » Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:04 am

I'm afraid Willis will win the NL ROY, not Webb. I wish Webb would win, but he's not gained the attention of the media as Willis has.

Also, I'm going to go with Baldelli over Matsui as ROY in the AL.

One thing...why is Matsui considered a rookie? This is not his first year to play big league ball...it is in the US, but not in the bigs. Anyway, I think this rule should be changed.
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Postby pilambp » Tue Aug 26, 2003 10:51 am

AL

Cy Young - Mussina
ROY - Matsui
MVP - Boone

NL
Cy Young - Smoltz
ROY - Willis
MVP - Bonds
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Postby Reloaded » Tue Aug 26, 2003 1:50 pm

AL

MVP - Ramirez
Cy Young - Hudson
Rookie of the Year - Baldelli

NL

MVP - Sheffield
Cy Young - Gagne
Rookie of the Year - Willis
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Postby guest » Tue Aug 26, 2003 2:16 pm

AL:

MVP: Ichiro
Cy: Loaiza (won't happen unfortunately)
ROY: Matsui

NL:

MVP: Bonds
Cy: Schmidt
ROY: Webb
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Postby jdh » Tue Aug 26, 2003 3:51 pm

AL:

MVP: Nomar Garciaparra (if Boston makes the playoffs, Boone if Seattle does)
Cy Young: Tim Hudson
Rookie of the Year: Rocco Baldelli
Manager of the Year: Tony Pena

NL:

MVP: Barry Bonds
Cy Young: Kevin Brown
Rookie of the Year: Brandon Webb
Manager of the Year: Jack MacKeon
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Postby jdh » Tue Aug 26, 2003 3:54 pm

Matsui is considered a rookie because the rules right now don't eliminate players coming over who have played pro ball in other countries. Ichiro, Nomo and Sasaki have all won ROY in the past.

However, this year I think it will be different, because Matsui has not been the kind of impact player that Ichiro and Nomo were in their rookie seasons. If anything, he has been a bit of a disappointment, and is a decent outfielder, but definitely nothing special. Baldelli will take it home this year.
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Postby PresHabib » Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:00 pm

AL: Baldelli, Loaiza, Manny
NL : Webb, Gagne, Pujols

If the AL MVP is not manny or Ichiro (who runs the risk of being dubbed "not even the MVP of his team because of bret boone) it could be a huge surprise. I mean, the A's dont have anybody having a big enough offensive year to garner MVP votes, the yanks have a couple big offensive names that could snag the honor and steal votes from each other, nomar and manny can steal votes from each other as well. The twins dont have a standout hitter this year either. Don't rule out a guy like Beltran getting a few whispers. I also wouldn't be surprised to hear a couple people lobbying to get some MVP votes to a pitcher, a-la 86 Clemens when he won both awards going 24-4 with a gazillion strikeouts. The actual most valuable player this year may actually be Esteban Loaiza who has been terrific all year even when the white sox offense struggled, thuogh it is doubtful he will get that honor.
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Postby blankman » Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:41 pm

IMO, I think it SHOULD be, followed by who I think it WILL be:

AL
ROY- Matsui/ Matsui
MVP- anyone but Ichiro (Boone, Nomar, Giambi all deserve it more than him)/ Ichiro
Cy Young- Loaiza(I don't like him, but he deserves it)/ Halladay

NL
ROY- Webb/ Willis (booo!) :-t
MVP- Pujols/ Bonds
Cy Young- anyone but Ortiz (Schmidt, Prior)/ Smoltz (though I think some of the starters and even Gagne are more deserving)
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