Saturday, September 02, 2006

August Awards

This week I will be giving out my awards if the season were to end now.

Rangers MVP:
Michael Young: .307 AVG, 12 HR, 86 RBI
Runner-up: Gary Matthews, Jr.
Last month: 1st – Gary Matthews, Jr., 2nd – Michael YoungRangers

Cy Young:
Vicente Padilla: 13-8 W-L, 4.16 ERA, 164.1 IP, 129 SO
Runner-up: Akinori Otsuka
Last month: 1st – Vicente Padilla, 2nd – Akinori Otsuka

Rangers Rookie of the Year:
Ian Kinsler: .289 AVG, 9 HR, 43 RBI
Runner-up: Wes Littleton
Last month: 1st – Ian Kinsler, 2nd – John Koronka

AL MVP:
Jermaine Dye: .331 AVG, 39 HR, 107 RBI
Runner-up: Paul Konerko
Last month: 1st – Jim Thome, 2nd – David Ortiz

AL Cy Young:
Chien-Ming Wang: 16-5 W-L, 3.66 ERA, 187 IP, 62 SO
Runner-up: Barry Zito
Last month: 1st – Roy Halladay, 2nd – Johan Santana

NL MVP:
Carlos Beltran: .286 AVG, 39 HR, 112 RBI
Runner-up: Albert Pujols
Last month: 1st – David Wright, 2nd – Lance Berkman

NL Cy Young:
Brad Penny: 14-7 W-L, 3.88 ERA, 160 IP, 120 SO
Runner-up: Chris Carpenter
Last month: 1st – Brad Penny, 2nd – Tom Glavine

Come back next week for analysis of recent Rangers trades.

6 comments:

Kevin said...

How can you say Wang is the Cy Young winner over Johan Santana? Santana has the same record (16-5), a better ERA (2.95), and about a zillion more K's (207).

grantlovesbaseball said...

I say Wang because he actually is in the playoffs unlike Santana.

grantlovesbaseball said...

Also, I do it as if the season was to end right now.

Ken Pittman said...

Good picks Grant. A few of the guys you picked are really hot right now and may cool off a bit before the end of the season, but if the season were to end today I think many of your picks would win. Wang vs. Santana is an interesting argument. There are good reasons for both.
-Ken

David said...

Hi Grant. Very good article. You made some controversial picks that I know had some good reasoning behind them. Wang is definitely a tough one. I think I'd probably pick Santana over Wang, but Wang has definitely surprised this year. I also have to go with Carpenter over Penny, although Penny has been a big factor in LA's resugence. The MVP races are going to be a toss-up. For the AL, I'd list Jeter as a strong candidate for his fielding and leadership as well as for the big market he plays in. For the NL, if Philly makes the playoffs, I think Howard may take over first from Beltran.

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