Locks for Awards

naihlflames
08-02-2006, 07:28 AM
I wanted to start a thread for who do you think are locks for awards in MLB this year. I'll start it with the surest lock of them all:

Manager of the Year: Jim Leyland, Detroit Tigers

The Tigers are now 71-35, while last year they were 71-91. They have the best record in baseball, while not a single expert expected them to be in the race for a playoff spot.

2 Questions:
#1: Do you agree Jim Leyland is lock for manager of the year?
#2: Who else is a lock for another award?

fwcole
08-02-2006, 08:51 PM
Answer 1. Yes. The tigers are the biggest surprise in basball this year and Leland should definitely get manager of the year.

Answer 2. American league MVP. David Ortiz. The definition of clutch.

GKJ
08-02-2006, 10:35 PM
If Leyland isn't manager of the year, there should be a NATO-led international investagstion

KH1
08-02-2006, 10:42 PM
Leyland won't win manager of the year if the Twins make the playoffs.

Teemu
08-02-2006, 11:31 PM
Leyland won't win manager of the year if the Twins make the playoffs.

Yeah he will.

acr*
08-02-2006, 11:42 PM
If Liriano's injury keeps nagging, it should clear way for Papelbon to take the AL RotY(maybe even CY)

With his inning today, he lowered the ol' ERA to exactly .5

naihlflames
08-03-2006, 02:51 PM
If Liriano's injury keeps nagging, it should clear way for Papelbon to take the AL RotY(maybe even CY)

With his inning today, he lowered the ol' ERA to exactly .5


Verlander currently leads the AL in wins. Don't count him out yet.

Jared Ramsden
08-03-2006, 06:40 PM
Best race right now is AL Rookie of the Year. Liriano, Verlander, Papelbon...can't go wrong with either 3....

Nifty=HHOF
08-03-2006, 08:11 PM
Best race right now is AL Rookie of the Year. Liriano, Verlander, Papelbon...can't go wrong with either 3....

and not far behind is Jered Weaver (7-0, 1.51 era, .175 BAA)

naihlflames
08-03-2006, 08:13 PM
Best race right now is AL Rookie of the Year. Liriano, Verlander, Papelbon...can't go wrong with either 3....

Agreed

Gibsons Finest
08-03-2006, 09:28 PM
and not far behind is Jered Weaver (7-0, 1.51 era, .175 BAA)

If he had kept this up and the Angels wouldn't have been retards and sent him down, I think he could've been a major contender for this award. But, because of lack of games, I just can't see him winning it(unless he goes on an amazing tear to end the season). But, it's amazing to see 4 incredible pitchers vying for the AL RoY to complement the other young stars in the AL. And, man, there is alot of them.