And the Offseason Begins!!

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 MVP:

Winner–> Curtis Granderson, NYY (.262 Batting Average, 41 Home runs, 119 RBIs, and 136 Runs)

Runner-Up–> Jose Bautista, TOR (.302 Batting Average, 43 Home Runs, and 103 RBIs)

2nd Runner-Up–> Justin Verlander, DET (24-5, 2.40 ERA, 250 Strikeouts Baseball’s Pitchers Triple Crown)

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)

AL RoY:

Winner–> Ivan Nova, NYY (16-4, 3.70 ERA, and 98 Strikeouts in 165.1 Innings Pitched)

Runner-Up–> Mark Trumbo, LAA (.254 Batting Average, 29 Home Runs and 87 RBIs)

AL Manager of the Year:

Winner–> Joe Maddon, TB (91-71 2011, 9 games out of Wild Card on 9/2/11)

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.

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