Friday, April 02, 2010
Last year I picked Grady Sizemore to win the MVP. He had the worst season of his career. Whoops. So whom would I like to jynx this season?
MVP - Evan Longoria, Evan hit 33 HRs last year as a 23 year old. The Rays will wind up with the 3rd best record in the AL and Evan Longoria will be the biggest reason why. He will approach 40 HRs and .290 from the hot corner while knocking in well over 100.
Cy Young - Justin Verlander, I picked CC last year and he struggled the opening months. Greinke was dominant and I don't feel like picking a repeat so Justin Verlander it is. Verlander is 27. He had 270 Ks last year. 270! He won 19 games. He pitched to a 3.45 ERA. If any of those numbers improve he would easily be a top candidate for Cy Young.
Manager of the Year - Don Wakamatsu, The Mariners will be right in it in the AL West and well the other guys all have stacked teams and have been there for awhile. The layman probably doesn't remember Seattle went 85-77 so if they can win the AL West he will likely win the award.
Rookie of the Year - Brian Matusz, He's got great stuff and well the AL rookies aren't all that impressive this year.
Comeback Player of the Year - Grady Sizemore, Honestly I have no idea on this one. I guess I started with Sizemore last year so I'll end with him this year.