The annual BBWAA awards will be given out this week. Here’s the schedule:
Monday: Rookie of the Year
Tuesday: Manager of the Year
Wednesday: Cy Young
The announcements will be made live on MLB Network at 6 p.m. each day. The BBWAA has partnered with MLB Network to announce the awards.
The finalists have been announced for each award.
It will be interesting to see if any Red Sox players receive any votes. The odds are against it.
Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish and Mike Trout are the finalists for AL Rookie of the Year. Trout obviously will win, but Middlebrooks could have finished in the running had his season not ended in August because of a broken wrist.
The most interesting decision will be AL MVP. Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown but a great case can be made that Trout was a better all-around player and more valuable.
The voting is done at the end of the regular season. Panels consists of two BBWAA members in each city within the league.