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MLB 2010 Postseason Awards Predictions That May Happen
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American League MVP
NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 24: Robinson Cano #24 of the New York Yankees walks back to the dug out after striking out swinging in the ninth inning against the Boston Red Sox on September 24, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  The Red


Some people will want Texas Rangers outfielder Josh Hamilton, but he missed too many games for me.

Others may choose Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers, who was stellar all year and is also worthy.


My choice is Robinson Cano of the New York Yankees.

He has a solid glove and put up excellent numbers with the bat.

When fans rattle off Yankees, he might not even be amongst the first mentioned, but the Yankees would be nowhere this year without him. 




National League MVP


CINCINNATI - SEPTEMBER 12:  Joey Votto #19 of  the Cincinnati Reds is at bat during the game against the Pittsburgh Pirates at Great American Ballpark on September 12, 2010 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)


Albert Pujols, of the Saint Louis Cardinals, might be the best player in baseball. He certainly made a strong case to win his fourth MVP Award in six years.

The Colorado Rockies have Carlos Gonzales and Troy Tulowitzki to boast with good reason.

Adrian Gonzales of the San Diego Padres also deserves mention.

The Cincinnati Reds were not picked by many to compete for a pennant, much less win their division.

Joey Votto was simply great this year, and consistently kept the Reds on top. He even teased the Triple Crown for awhile. He is my choice.





American League Cy Young


NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 23:  CC Sabathia #52 of the New York Yankees looks on against the Tampa Bay Rays on September 23, 2010 at Yankee Stadium in the Bronx borough of New York City.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)


David Price, of the Tampa Bay Rays, deserves big mention.

John Lester, of the Boston Red Sox, deserves some as well.

I see this coming down between two guys.

"King" Felix Hernandez would not upset me if he won, despite a 13-12 record. The man was simply incredible this year.

However, I am picking C.C. Sabathia of the New York Yankees.

Did I flip a coin? Maybe.

I just see C.C. as a distant MVP contender and the glue of the Yankees rotation.




National League Cy Young


WASHINGTON - SEPTEMBER 27:  Roy Halliday #34 of the Philadelphia Phillies pitches during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals on September 27, 2010 at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C.    (Photo by Mitchell Layton/Getty Images)


Adam Wainwright, of the Saint Louis Cardinals, is the only other guy I see getting quite a few first place votes.

Tim Hudson, of the Atlanta Braves, had a very good and underrated season that deserves mention.

Roy "Doc" Halladay, of the Philadelphia Phillies, should walk away with it.







American League Rookie Of The Year


BALTIMORE - AUGUST 22:  Neftali Feliz #30 of the Texas Rangers pitches against the Baltimore Orioles at Camden Yards on August 22, 2010 in Baltimore, Maryland. The Rangers beat the Orioles 6-4.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)


Austin Jackson, of the Detroit Tigers, will get a lot of votes and is worthy.

Wade Davis, of the Tampa Bay Rays, will get some votes too.

Neftali Feliz, of the Texas Rangers, is my pick. His 39 saves and OPS are too hard to ignore.







National League Rookie Of The Year


SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 30:  Buster Posey #28 of the San Francisco Giants hits a two run home run in sixth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks during a Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park on September 30, 2010 in San Francisco, California.  (Pho

Outfielder Jason Hayward, of the Atlanta Braves, will get a lot of votes in what should be a close race to the finish.

The Saint Louis Cardinals Jaime Garcia will also get votes in a fantastic N.L. rookie class.

Buster Posey, a catcher for the San Francisco Giants, is my pick. His offensive numbers are pretty much equal to Heyward's, but with a lot less at bats.




American League Manager Of The Year


DETROIT - JULY 11: Minnesota Twins manager Ron Gardenhire #35 watches the action from the dugout during the game against the Detroit Tigers on July 11, 2010 at Comerica Park in Detroit, Michigan. The Twins defeated the Tigers 6-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Ge


Terry Francona, of the Boston Red Sox, got a very injured and old team a lot of wins somehow.

Buck Showalter, of the Baltimore Orioles, took a floundering team and got them to play 10 games above .500 after his hiring.

The Texas Rangers Ron Washington also deserves mention.

My pick is Ron Gardenhire of the Minnesota Twins. I'd love to see what this guy could do with an expensive clubhouse like the Yankees.





National League Manager Of The Year


PHOENIX - AUGUST 30:  Manager Bud Black of the San Diego Padres throws batting practice before the Major League Baseball game against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field on August 30, 2010 in Phoenix, Arizona.   The Diamondbacks defeated the Padres 7-


I REALLY hope the underrated Charlie Manuel of the Philadelphia Phillies gets votes. He had an injured lineup for 117 games, yet the Phillies blew the doors off their division and are many peoples favorites to be champions.

Dusty Baker, of the Cincinnati Reds, did a great job as well this year.

But what Bud Black did with the San Diego Padres is amazing. They almost had a dream season, that now appears over, without a whole lot of talent.













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