2018 BBWAA award finalists announced

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  1. Wrigley

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    Here are the finalists for the 2018 BBWAA awards, as announced on MLB Network:


    MOST VALUABLE PLAYER

    American League
    Mookie Betts, OF, Red Sox
    Jose Ramirez, INF, Indians
    Mike Trout, OF, Angels

    National League
    Nolan Arenado, 3B, Rockies
    Javier Baez, INF, Cubs
    Christian Yelich, OF, Brewers

    CY YOUNG AWARD

    American League
    Corey Kluber, RHP, Indians
    Blake Snell, LHP, Rays
    Justin Verlander, RHP, Astros

    National League
    Jacob deGrom, RHP, Mets
    Aaron Nola, RHP, Phillies
    Max Scherzer, RHP, Nationals

    MANAGER OF THE YEAR

    American League
    Kevin Cash, Rays
    Alex Cora, Red Sox
    Bob Melvin, Athletics

    National League
    Bud Black, Rockies
    Craig Counsell, Brewers
    Brian Snitker, Braves

    ROOKIE OF THE YEAR

    American League
    Miguel Andujar, 3B, Yankees
    Shohei Ohtani, RHP/DH, Angels
    Gleyber Torres, 2B, Yankees

    National League
    Ronald Acuna Jr., OF, Braves
    Walker Buehler, RHP, Dodgers
    Juan Soto, OF, Nationals

    BBWAA award finalists named
     
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    Was scared for a minute Martinez might actually win AL MVP. Great season but he wasn't better (all around) than the 3 nominees. Betts should win.


    If deGrom doesn't win NL Cy then just do away with the award. (BUT PITCHER WINZZ!!!)
     
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    Lose a lot of value when you don't play defense...
     
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    AL

    Betts
    Kluber
    Melvin
    Ohtoni

    NL

    Yelich
    deGrom
    Stitker
    Acuna
     
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    Switch Kluber for Snell is the only change I'd make.
     
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    yeah, easily Snell

    1st in wins, ERA, ERA+, WAR and 2nd in WHIP
     
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    Wonder if Scherzer will win again. Will the voters value team or individual contribution? DeGrom was on a terrible team but had an outstanding season. Would not be surprised if he won it.
     
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    if they hadnt already done it for Felix I'd say theres a chance
     
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    Trout once again gets an undeserving MVP nominee over JD because of the voters/writers obsession with Trout’s WAR
     
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    Please stop. This is so dumb.
     
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    I hope you don't get a skin ulcer from this ****ty hot take.
     
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    Surprised Kyle Freeland didn't get an NL Cy Young finalist nod.
     
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    Trout has 2 MVPs, he should have 4 at least. But this year I think Betts is the most deserving.
     
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    Just saw that Acuna won NL ROY
     
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    Ohtani over Andujar is a joke, IMO.
     
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    The Ohtani two-way narrative was impossible to ignore
     
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    He did not pitch a whole lot and Andujar's offensive numbers were better.

    But, yeah, you are right, these voted-on awards are always about narratives.
     
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    What's ironic is that team success doesn't always to correlate to awards.

    Although ROY is a little different since there have been plenty of Calder winners that did not make the playoffs.

    Kjell Dahlin outscored Wendel Clark and Gary Suter in '86 and had more team success, but finished 3rd in Calder voting.
     
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    The amount of innings ohtani pitched at an elite level, plus better at the plate, plus Andujar playing a horrible third base more than make up for the PA difference.

    Really surprised how people don't see that. Actually no I am not.
     
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    What about team success? Andujar was a big reason why the Yankees won 100 games and even a healthy Ohtani doesn't get the Angels past Oakland in the WC standings
     
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    This is the single dumbest reason to use for voting on an individual award.

    If you want to vote for players because their teammates were better then I don't know what to tell you because there isn't any logic to that.
     
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    Agreed. Mike Trout who had a better hitting season and actually took the field definitely did not deserve it.
     
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    You mean the guy who lead all of baseball in OBP and OPS is an undeserving MVP nominee?
     
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    If Ohtani had as many ABs as Andujar he would have outperformed him offensively. At the very least it would have been dead close. Plus he pitched fairly well. It’s the right choice.
     
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    It’s what voting writers do in hockey, McDavid didn’t get Hart Trophy because his teammates are general ****ups. Also lost his ROY because of injury, I’m glad baseball voters are smarter.

    But as a Yankee fan I’m totally ok with Ohtani. Special player.
     

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