Sunday, August 30, 2009

Baseball Award Picks: NL

NL Cy Young: Adam Wainwright

NL MVP: Albert Pujols

NL Rookie of the Year: Colby Rasmus

At this point, Rasmus is a long shot; his average has fallen 40 points in the past six weeks. Plus, he is in a platoon situation since Holliday took over left field.

But Wainwright and Pujols are locks, unless something changes. There are guys who have numbers similar to Pujols, but no one is more valuable. The Cards picked up Holliday, who has protected Pujols a little. But Pujols is still pretty much the offense, day in and day out.


Anonymous said...

NL Cy Young == Lincecum
NL ROY == JA Happ,

but year, Poooh-holes is the clear choice for MVP this year....or for the last decade as far as that goes

Anonymous said...

I see your point with Lincecum.

But to win two CY's in a row, he will really have to be fantastic. Two more good starts from Wainright, with an ERA below, 2.3, and I don't see how Wainright can lose.

Unless he loses to Carpenter.

Still, on the merits its true that Lincecum is unbelievably good.


Anonymous said...

If it's not Lincecum it's a toss between Carpenter and Wainright. Lincecum is pretty close to the pitching triple crown (strikeouts, wins, era) and way ahead of anybody on strikeouts which seems to impress people. If it ended right now he'd win. Carpenter has had a better season imo, with 5 fewer losses and a lower ERA than Wainright, but he got a late start to the season. Good to see my cards with 2 cy young contenders and an MVP tho. However, Rasmus is pretty much out of any ROY talk.