Report: MVP and Cy Young Voting

Thursday, November 8, 2007

According to a report from MSNBC.com, the ballots for baseballs 2007s Awards are shaping up like this. I agree with most, and am happy with some of the players voted in lower spots. The Official Voting will be announced next week, but I thought I should let you know how it is shaping up:

NL MVP
1. Jimmy Rollins
2. Matt Holliday
3. Prince Fielder
4. Hanley Ramirez
5. David Wright

AL MVP
1. Alex Rodriguez
2. Magglio Ordonez
3. David Ortiz
4. Vladimir Guerrero
5. Ichiro Suzuki

NL Cy Young
1. Jake Peavy
2. Brandon Webb
3. Aaron Harang

AL Cy Young
1. CC Sabathia
2. Josh Beckett
3. John Lackey

UPDATE: THIS IS JUST ONE BALLOT, OFFICIAL RESULTS WILL BE ANNOUNCED NEXT WEEK.

What do you think of these results?

16 comments:

KevinGillman 10:04 PM CST  

believe it or not C.C. was more consistant in quality starts and giving up less than 2 runs, he had a string of 10 starts that he gave up 3 earned runs or less in 7 innings or more. Plus that walk-strikeout ratio was the best in the league. The one thing Beckett had going over C.C. was postseason performance of course.

Anonymous 10:05 PM CST  

You completely read the wrong context in this article. These aren't the official tallies. This is the result of the MSNBC contributing sports writers voting on the major awards and who they believe should win them. THESE ARE NOT THE OFFICIAL OUTCOMES!!!!!

Eli 10:16 PM CST  

Yes...read the article. it is how they think the ballot is taking shape. no where do i say these are official-i said "I should let you know how it is shaping up"

Anonymous 10:57 PM CST  

no way holliday has to be the mvp
on top of a great season statistically he led his team to a world series

Anonymous 11:16 PM CST  

Too bad that the voting occurs before the post season.

Anonymous 12:24 AM CST  

Beckett definately deserves it over CC. Like ARod, CC disappeared in the playoffs and Beckett stayed strong all season and post season. If they give it to anyone other than Beckett i will lose all faith in baseball.

Anonymous 2:07 AM CST  

post-season stats have no bearing on awards.

Anonymous 7:07 AM CST  

AAAbsolutely rediculous that Jimmy F****n Rollins wins over Holliday..

Anonymous 7:21 AM CST  

Yeah It should be Beckett and Holliday

alan 8:49 AM CST  

How can you say this is the way the voting is "shaping up" when this is ONLY ONE BALLOT!!!! What if this was a few years ago and you published the ballot of the moron who left Pedro off completely for MVP? Would that be how it was "shaping up"????

ONE BALLOT...DOESN'T MEAN SQUAT!!!

Anonymous 10:17 AM CST  

The argument used to justify not giving awards to players who play in Colorado is the cheap offensive statistics players compile there. Has anyone watched a baseball game in Philly? That place is a bandbox.

Anonymous 10:22 AM CST  

I take that last comment back. Here are Rollins' and Holliday's road versus home statistics:

Rollins:

Home - 18, 47, .300
Away - 12, 47, .293

Holliday:

Home - 25, 82, .376
Away - 11, 55, .301

I give it to Rollins.

Anonymous 11:21 AM CST  

I think Carmona should be at least 3rd if not higher.

KevinGillman 6:56 PM CST  

anyone that says Beckett should win the award based on the playoffs has to realize the awards were already voted on the day after the regular season ended. Thus the postseason means nothing in the votes. C.C. should go over Beckett for the stats I mentioned, the one stat Josh had over C.C. was wins. Everything else C.C. had over Josh this season, but one thing is for sure, either one deserves that award. Carmona will get it next season.

theking 6:01 AM CST  

Beckett should get it...

Anonymous 12:40 PM CST  

As for Rollins vs. Holliday... sure Holliday has great numbers at the plate, but that's just half the story. Holliday is an average fielder in the outfield. Jimmy Rollins is now a Gold Glover at one of the most difficult positions on the field. Jimmy also posted insane numbers at the plate for a shortstop... 30 Homers, 20+ doubles, 20+ triples, 20 stolen bases... and so on. Holliday is a very good, strong bat - other than that, he's just average. There's more to MVP than home runs and batting average.