I went to the VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index), and it spit out my award winners for the 2013 bsaeball season. I know that some people will disagree with some of these choices, but that is the beauty of sports. There are great debates over the creme de la creme. Here we go:
AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit. It probably goes down to a battle between Cabrera, Chris Davis of Baltimore and Mike Trout of the Angels. Cabrera has been so consistent depsite injuries. He deserves to win again.
AL CY YOUNG: Max Scherzer, Detroit. He was the only pitcher in the majors to win 20 games (finished with 21). He was also second in the majors in strikeouts with 240.
AL MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Terry Francona, Cleveland. I know there will be people screaming for John Farrell of the Red Sox, but I like what Francona did. How many people had Cleveland making the playoffs?
AL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Wil Myers, Tampa Bay. I have seen what he has meant day in and day out to the Rays lineup. I know there will be a debate about this one too.
NL MVP: Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh. The Pirates are back in the playoffs for the first time since 1992. The outfielder has been the key reason why.
NL CY YOUNG: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles. He finished at 16-9 with an incredible ERA of 1.83. He had 180 more strikeouts than walks.
NL MANAGER OF THE YEAR: Don Mattingly, Los Angeles. Look where the Dodgers where back in early June. He did a great job.
NL ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Jose Fernandez, Miami. I know Yasiel Puig had a super season, but look at what Fernandez did on a bad team. He went 12-6 with a 2.19 ERA and 187 strikeouts in 172.2 IP. He was also limited to 28 starts.