Each week, I am participating in the 2008 MLB Blog Poll at RotoJunkie.com. Below are my current votes for the Most Valuable Player, Cy Young and Rookie of the Year awards. These votes will be tabulated among other votes from other blogs to create a running master list of voting as the year progresses
1. 2B Dan Uggla, FLA: A new person atop the rankings, Uggla is a huge reason why the Marlins might be in this race to stay.
2. 1B Lance Berkman, HOU: Berkman’s carrying the load offensively for a team fighting to stay out of the cellar.
3. 3B Chipper Jones, ATL: The Braves are only four games out, thanks to Chipper.
Cy Young:
1. SP Edison Volquez, CIN: No-brainer.
2. SP Ryan Dempster, CHC: He’s been huge in the rotation for the Cubs.
3. SP Tim Lincecum, SF: A recent shelling drops him down one spot, but he’s still elite.
Rookie of the Year:
1. C Geovany Soto, CHC: Soto continues to lead all rookies in OPS and is a young catcher behind the best team in the majors.
2. 1B Joey Votto, CIN: Think the Reds miss Scott Hatteberg? Me neither.
3. SP Jair Jurrjens, ATL: He’s helping keep the Braves afloat.
What do you think? Did I do a good job picking the award winners if the season was to end today?