Our postseason award picks, including who will win, the runners-up, and who we think should win.
AL MVP: Guerrero. RU: Ortiz (not Ramon, mind you). WSW: Guerrero
AL ROY: Bobby Crosby. RU: Youkilis (not that there’s even a good second place pick, what a dearth of youngsters this year). WSW: Crosby
AL CY: Santana RU: Schilling. WSW: Santana
AL MOY: Showalter. RU: Scoscia. WSW: Torre
NL MVP: Bonds. RU: Pujols. WSW: Greg Anderson, er, Bonds.
NL ROY: Who the hell knows. Jason Bay? RU: Khalil Green. WSW: I’ll stick with Bay, since I am having a hard time naming more than these two guys…
NL CY: Clemens. RU: Johnson WSW: Johnson
NL MOY: Cox. RU: LaRussa. WSW: The award goes to the man wearing the wifebeater, Mr. Cox.
AL Co-MVPs: Manny & Vlad (we can’t choose)
AL CY: Santana. RU: Rivera. WSW: Santana
AL Rookie: Crosby. RU: Ford. (screw the rules!)
AL Man: Showalter. RU: Gardenhire. WSW:Torre
NL MVP: Bonds; RU: Pujols; WSW: Barry
NL Cy: Unit. RU: Rocket. WSW: Sheets
NL Rookie: Green. RU: Bay.
NL Man: Cox. RU: LaRussa. WSW: Bochy
For reference, SF’s preseason picks:
AL MVP: Schilling (damn that postseason not being a part of the voting!)
AL CY: Schilling (damn that Santana!)
AL ROY: Mauer (damn those injuries!)
AL MOY: Scoscia – (could be? if not, damn that self-promoter Showalter!)
NL MVP: Pujols (not a bad pick, but Barry is just too good, and at +40 no less!)
NL CY: Oswalt (this was a sleeper pick, probably not good enough this year, though really close)
NL ROY: Edwin Jackson (ugh, did he even play?)
NL MOY: Baker (suckered by the pitching staff, I thought this was going to be a good year all around for the Cubs. Instead, injuries and a non-medicated Sammy Sosa took care of this possibility).
And let’s not forget my best prediction of all: SOX WORLD CHAMPS!!!!!!!
For the record, YF’s preseason picks:
AL MVP: Delgado [In his free agent year. What happened!?]
NL MVP: Pujols [Thought Barry might be getting fragile—hah!]
AL CY: Martinez [In his free agent year. A fading genius?]
NL CY: Prior
AL Rookie: Mauer, Min (Darkhorse: Crosby, Oak) [close here]
NL Rookie: Matsui, NYM (Darkhorse: LaRoche, Atl)
AL Man: Francona [wins the WS for the Sox and still not going to get this!]
NL Man: Alou [A little more help for Barry next year...PLEASE!]