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. 1B Albert Pujols, STL: This man is essentially single-handley keeping the Cardinals in contention.
2. 2B Chase Utley, PHI: Utley is going to be increasingly important to the Phillies’ hopes of holding the Mets off.
3. 2B Dan Uggla, FLA: See Pujols and Utley.
Cy Young:
1. SP Edison Volquez, CIN: Volquez isn’t pitching like he was, but he’s still good enough to be No. 1.
2. SP Tim Lincecum, SF: The young, thin guy from a terrible team is opening eyes everywhere.
3. SP Brandon Webb, ARI: He leads the N.L. in wins and has a more than respectable 3.11 ERA.
Rookie of the Year:
1. C Geovany Soto, CHC: The backstop is chugging along.
2. 1B Joey Votto, CIN: The reason the future is bright in Cincy is because of Votto, Volquez and Jay Bruce.
3. SP Jair Jurrjens, ATL: The Braves still think they’re in the race, and Jair is a big reason why.
What do you think? Did I do a good job picking the award winners if the season was to end today?