This week I will do my August awards. These are the awards that would be given if the season ended today.
Rangers MVP: Marlon Byrd: .310 AVG., 7 HR, 56 RBI: Since Marlon has come up he has surpassed most Ranger players’ RBI totals and batting averages.
Runner-up: Michael Young
Rangers CY Young: CJ Wilson: 2.52 ERA, 58 K, 2-1, 9 SV: CJ has had an incredible year and has put himself in position to be the closer next year.
Runner-up: Joaquin Benoit
Rangers Rookie of the Year: Jarrod Saltalamacchia: .275 AVG, 9 HR, 27 RBI
Runner-up: David Murphy
AL MVP: A-ROD: .308 AVG, 45 HR, 129 RBI
Runner-up: Magglio Ordonez
AL Cy Young: Josh Beckett: 3.29 ERA, 158 K, 16-6
Runner-up: John Lackey
AL Rookie of the Year: Dustin Pedrioa: .322 AVG, 6 HR, 42 RBI
Runner-up: Hideki Okajima
AL Manager of the Year: Eric Wedge Cleveland Indians 78-57
Runner-up: Mike Scioscia
NL MVP: Matt Holliday: .336 AVG, 24 HR, 106 RBI
Runner-up: Ryan Howard
NL Cy Young: Brandon Webb: 2.83 ERA, 170 K, 14-9
Runner-up: Jake Peavy
NL Rookie of the Year: Ryan Braun: .325 AVG, 25 HR 68 RBI, 13 SB
Runner-up: Chris Young ARI
NL Manager of the Year: Bob Melvin Arizona Diamondbacks 76-61
Runner-up: Clint Hurdle
Results of last week’s poll:
Who do you think was the best player that the Rangers acquired in 1997?
Rick Helling – 55%
Aaron Sele – 37%
Tom Goodwin – 5%
Jim Leyritz – 3%
Everybody else – 0%
Come back next week for part 4 of the Doug Melvin trade analysis.