AL MVP: Derek Jeter
AL Cy Young: Johan Santana
AL ROY: Francisco Liriano
AL Comeback Player: Mike Lowell
NL MVP: Complicated (see note below)
NL CY Young: Brandon Webb
NL ROY: Josh Johnson
NL Comeback Player: Nomar Garciaparra
OK, it's time to explain the NL MVP. I do believe that the result will have everything to do with who makes the playoffs.
If St. Louis takes the division, Pujols gets it.
If Houston takes the division, it will be Berkman (with a few votes for Oswalt).
However, I think that either of these will be overridden by Ryan Howard if the Phillies capture the Wild card.
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Jeter does not deserve the MVP award. Dear sweat lord, if there is no better reason to hate the Yankees, how about hating them for being one of the reasons people who have no business in an MVP discussion occasionally end up with the awards.
He's having a very nice season, but COMMON!!! The guy's OPS isn't even .900! He hits in the BEST LINEUP IN THE LEAGUE. If you take Jeter out of that lineup, sure, it hurts a little.... But it means you only have 8 scary batters to face instead of 9. And no, he's not hitting in front of Manny; he's hitting after Damon and before Jason Giambi and Alex Rodriguez (both of whom I'd vote for for MVP ahead of Jeter, incidently. Okay, maybe not ARod; that's about a push).
Seriously, it's Johan. Without him, the Twinkies are nowhere near contention.
As for the rest...
AL Cy: Johan Santana
AL Roy: Paps
AL Comeback: Frank Thomas
NL MVP: Howard Cy Young: Webb ROY: Ramirez Comeback: Nomar
Yup except Carpenter wins over Webb imo.
AL MVP will be close, but Jeter will edge out Dye imo. Ortiz will lose out because his team fell out so early. Dye will lose out because the WSox disappointed and fell off badly towards the end. Morneau will get some votes too but does not have the media exposure to carry the vote total imo.
The other AL awards are pretty much a lock imo.
NL MVP will go to Howard in a close vote over Pujols.
NL CY Young goes to Carpenter over Webb in a close vote.
The other two awards are a lock imo though there will be some votes for Saito and Josh Johnson. for ROY.
AL MVP: Should be Ortiz/Santana/Thomas will be Jeter
AL CY: Johan
AL ROY: Verl
AL CPOY: Thomas will win, but how about Copat
NL MVP: Howard if the Phils make it, Pujols if not (Pujols gets my vote every year until he turns 40, or in five years, whatever comes first)
NL CY: Carpenter if the Cards hold off the 'Stros, Webb if they don't
NL ROY: Zimmerman
NL CPOY: Nomar will win, but Rent deserves some consideration.