Now that the World Series is over and the St. Louis Cardinals are world champs, we can now focus on the regular season awards. The following are my predictions for the winners and runners-up for the 2011 regular season AL awards:
AL CY Young:
Winner–> Justin Verlander, DET (24-5, 2.40 ERA, and 250 Strikeouts Baseball’s Pitchers Triple Crown)
Runner-Up–> CC Sabathia, NYY (19-8, 3.0 ERA, and 230 Strikeouts)
Winner–> Ivan Nova, NYY (16-4, 3.70 ERA, and 98 Strikeouts in 165.1 Innings Pitched)
AL Manager of the Year:
Runner-Up–> Joe Girardi, NYY (97-65 2011, 95-67 2010)
Some of these predictions are a little out-of-the-ordinary but I think that they are logical. My next post will explain my predictions for the AL Regular Season Awards.