MLB Announces BBWAA Awards

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The MLB BBWAA awards are a special time in the MLB. This is when the best are. separated from the average. The Rookie of the Year is announced November 16th, the manager of the year is announced November 17th, the Cy Young will be announce  November 18th, and the MVP award will be announced November 19th, according to BBWAA.com

The finalists for the American League Rookie of the year is: Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros, Francisco Lindor of the Cleveland Indians, and Miguel Sano of the Minnesota Twins. Also, the finalists for the National League is: Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs , Jung Ho Kang of the Pittsburgh Pirates, and Matt Duffy of the San Francisco Giants. They announced the winners for both leagues Monday November 16th. The winner for the American League was Carlos Correa of the Houston Astros and the winner for the National league was Kris Bryant of the Chicago Cubs, reported MLB.com.

“I know Sano and Lindor are great athletes and I am grateful that I won!” Stated Carlos Correa.

The finalists for American League Manager of the Year was: AJ Hinch of the Houston Astros, Paul Molitor of the Minnesota Twins, and Jeff Banister of the Texas Rangers. Also, the finalists for the National League Manager of the Year are terry Collins of the New York Mets, Joe Maddon of the Chicago Cubs, and Mike Matheny of the St. Louis Cardinals. They announced the winner November 17th for both leagues. The winner for the American league  Manager of the Year was Jeff Banister. Also, the winner for the National League Manager of the Year was Joe Maddon, stated ESPN.com.

“To see these group of guys come out and ignore all the injuries they had last year is incredible! I could not have done it without them,” stated Jeff Banister

The finalists for the American league Cy young award is Dallas Keuchel of the Houston Astros, Sonny Gray of the Oakland Athletics, and David Price of the Toronto Blue Jays. The finalists for National League Cy  Young award were Zack Greinke of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Clayton Kershaw of the Los Angeles Dodgers, and Jake Arrieta of the Chicago Cubs. The winners of the American and National League Cy Young’s were  announced November 18th and they were Dallas Keuchel in the American league and Jake Arrieta in the National League, reported MLB.com.

“Zack and Clayton were AMAZING this year. Clayton with three hundred strikeouts and Zack with the super low ERA. Congrats to them on an amazing season this year” stated Jake Arrieta.

The finalist for the American League Most Valuable Player was Lorenzo Cain of the Kansas City Royals, Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays, and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels. The finalists for the National League Most Valuable Player was Paul Goldschmidt of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals and Joey Votto of the Cincinnati Reds. The winners of the American League and National League Most Valuable Player Award are Josh Donaldson and Bryce Harper.

“The game of baseball is a very mental game. You have to expect to get the job done. If there’s any doubt, if there’s any questioning whether you’re going to do it, you’re probably going to fail in this game. So it’s important to have confidence and belief in yourself and believe in your teammates at the same time. Every time I come up I expect myself to not only have a good at-bat but to help my team win the game.” stated Josh Donaldson