American League Award Predictions

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

The American League got a whole better this past offseason, and I think the race for each playoff spot will be close.

American League MVP: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
Darkhorse: Torii Hunter, Angels


American Legaue Cy Young: Justin Verlander, Tigers
Darkhorse: Dustin McGowan, Blue Jays


American League Rookie of the Year: Evan Longoria, Rays
Darkhorse: Alexei Ramirez, White Sox


American League Comeback Player of the Year: Rich Harden, Athletics
Darkhorse: Ervin Santana, Angels

Let's hear your predictions in the comment box below....

19 comments:

Anonymous 10:23 PM CDT  

Torii Hunter? You can't be serious can you?

Hunter won't even sniff the MVP talks this year.

A solid darkhorse pick would've been Grady Sizemore. Hunter as choice is a joke.

Anonymous 10:30 PM CDT  

American League MVP: Justin Morneau, Twins
Darkhorse: Vladimir Guerrero, Angels


American Legaue Cy Young: Fausto Carmona, Indians
Darkhorse: Dustin McGowan, Blue Jays


American League Rookie of the Year: Joba Chamberlain, Yankees
Darkhorse: Evan Longoria, Rays


American League Comeback Player of the Year: Rich Harden, Athletics
Darkhorse: ---

Anonymous 10:49 PM CDT  

starting the year in minors makes him one

Anonymous 10:50 PM CDT  

I'm gonna have to disagree with you on all your selections. For MVP, you still have to go with A-Rod. He is in the middle of the best offense in the game (yes better than the Tigers). For the Cy Young award, I would have to say CC Sabathia has a pretty good chance at repeating now that Johan is in the NL. I agree wiht you on ROY if he can stay healthy and keep the job. As for comeback player of the year, Its gotta be PRONK.

Eli 11:14 PM CDT  

I am going to agree with you, but you have to keep it interesting. I believe my picks have a legitimate chance to win. But a-rod and cc came very close in my predictions. It wouldn't surprise me. A-rod may not be in the best lineup, but definitely one of the smartest and experienced.

Anonymous 6:20 AM CDT  

mcgowan is going to be a real dark horse, because he's out for the YEAR!

Anonymous 6:58 AM CDT  

American League MVP: Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
Darkhorse: Grady Sizemore, Indians


American Legaue Cy Young: Justin Verlander, Tigers
Darkhorse: JJ Putz, Mariners


American League Rookie of the Year:
Jacoby Ellsbury, Red Sox
Darkhorse: Daric Barton, A's


American League Comeback Player of the Year: Francisco Liriano, Twins
Darkhorse: BJ Ryan, Blue Jays

Anonymous 7:56 AM CDT  

Longoria got sent to the minors, tough to win the rookie of the year award from AAA.

Anonymous 8:54 AM CDT  

Some solid picks, but definately disagree with Hunter, he wont even sniff MVP. A-ROD seems like a solid bet. For cy, hey if Doc is healthy he can dominate the league. McGowan is surely a dark horse. Comeback with Harden solid, with Ryan as darkhorse.

Anonymous 10:22 AM CDT  

AL MVP: A-Rod
Darkhorse: Grady Sizemore

AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander
Darkhorse: Felix Hernandez

AL ROY: Jacoby Ellsbury
Darkhorse: Alexei Ramirez

AL CPOY: Richie Sexson
Darkhorse: Rich Hardin(he may very well get hurt once again)

PS i'm the first comment that said Hunter for MVP was a joke...just so you know

Anonymous 11:26 AM CDT  

Ryan Braun won the ROY last year after starting out in AAA... why can't Longoria do it?

ME 3:00 PM CDT  

MVP- Arod or Manny
Darkhorse: Hafner


CY- Doc
Darkhorse: Wang


ROY: Joba
Darkhorse: Ian Kennedy


Comeback- Jason Giambi
Darkhorse:?

Bucky, NY 4:46 PM CDT  

MVP- Ortiz
runnerup- ARod

Cy- Sabathia
runnerup- Beckett

ROY-Ellsbury
runnerup- Evan Longoria

Comeback-Harden
runnerup- Matsui-Yanks

ME 6:33 PM CDT  

how can Matsui be comback player he never went anywhere

Anonymous 7:11 AM CDT  

tori hunter.....ewwwww

Anonymous 3:50 PM CDT  

American League MVP: Alex Rodriguez, Yankees
Darkhorse: Miguel Cabrera, Tigers

American Legaue Cy Young: C.C. Sabathia, Indians
Darkhorse: Justin Verlander, Tigers

American League Rookie of the Year: Evan Longeria, Rays
Darkhorse: Phil Hughes, Yankees

American League Comeback Player of the Year: Rich Harden, Athletics
Darkhorse: Scott Rolen, Blue Jays

Bucky, NY 5:07 PM CDT  

Matsui, whos numbers have declined will have a bounce back year and he hasnt been the same since his wrist injury. And I was at a loss so I picked a Yankee which I hate them all but Cano.

ME 8:23 PM CDT  

Phil isnt a rookie and even if he was how is he a darkhorse and same with verlander and Miguel

Anonymous 6:55 PM CDT  

How can you have Longoria winning Rookie of the year. I know this is a little late but just because Sports Illustrated wrote a whole article about him doesnt mean he is going to put up good numbers. What about Ellsbury? There is also no way Verlander is going to win the Cy Young. And good pick for come back player of the year Harden is finally injury free.