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Phillies Nation Awards Predictions

Posted by Pat Gallen, Thu, March 28, 2013 08:00 AM | Comments: 15
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Votto is the odds-on favorite to win NL MVP. (AP)

Below, our contributors give their best guesses as to who will win the major awards in Major League Baseball this season. For previous seasons, click here (2012, 2011).

Jon Nisula:
NL MVP: Giancarlo Stanton, MIA
AL MVP: Jose Bautista, TOR

NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, LAD
AL Cy Young: Felix Hernandez, SEA

NL RoY: Adam Eaton, ARZ
AL RoY: Jurickson Profar, TEX

NL Player to watch: Roy Halladay, PHI
AL Player to watch: Josh Hamilton, LAA

NL Manager of the year: Davey Johnson, WAS
AL Manager of the year: John Gibbons, TOR

Amanda Orr:

NL MVP: Joey Votto, CIN
AL MVP: Mike Trout, LAA

NL Cy Young: Cole Hamels, PHI
AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander, DET

NL RoY: Zack Wheeler, NYM
AL RoY: Wil Myers, TB

NL Player to watch: Roy Halladay, PHI
AL Player to watch: RA Dickey, TOR

NL Manager of the year: Don Mattingly, LAD
AL Manager of the year: Terry Francona, CLE

Alex Lee:
NL MVP: Joey Votto, CIN
AL MVP: Mike Trout, LAA

NL Cy Young: Cole Hamels, PHI
AL Cy Young: David Price, TB

NL RoY: Jedd Gyorko, SD
AL RoY: Wil Myers, TB

NL Player to watch: Bryce Harper, WAS
AL Player to watch: Yu Darvish, TEX

NL Manager of the year: Bud Black, SD
AL Manager of the year: Terry Francona, CLE

Jay Floyd:

NL MVP: Bryce Harper
AL MVP: Miguel Cabrera

NL Cy Young: Cole Hamels, Phi
AL Cy Young: Josh Johnson, Tor.

NL RoY: Travis d’Arnaud, NYM
AL RoY: Aaron Hicks, Min

NL Player to watch: RHP Julio Teheran, ATL
AL Player to watch: Vance Worley, MIN & J.A. Happ, TOR

Don McGettigan:
NL MVP: Ryan Zimmermann, WAS
AL MVP: Prince Fielder, DET

NL Cy Young: Cole Hamels, PHI
AL Cy Young: Yu DarvishTEX

NL RoY: Gerrit Cole, PIT
AL RoY: Wil Myers, TB

Have you heard of this man? (AP)

NL Player to watch: Paul Goldschmidt, ARZ
AL Player to watch: Alejandro De Aza, CWS

NL Manager of the year: Kirk Gibson, ARZ
AL Manager of the year: Joe Maddon, TB

Nick Staskin:
NL MVP: Matt Kemp, LAD
AL MVP: Mike Trout, LAA

NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, LAD
AL Cy Young: Justin Verlander, DET

NL RoY: Adam Eaton, ARZ
AL RoY: Manny Machado, BAL

NL Player to watch: Pedro Alvarez, PIT
AL Player to watch: Wil Myers, TB

NL Manager of the year: Mike Matheny, STL
AL Manager of the year: John Gibbons, TOR

Ryan Dinger:
NL MVP: Andrew McCutchen, PIT
AL MVP: Jose Bautista, TOR

NL CYA: Stephen Strasburg, WAS
AL CYA: Yu Darvish, TEX

NL ROY: Gerrit Cole, PIT
AL ROY: Jurickson Profar, TEX

NL Player to Watch: Stephen Strasburg, WAS
AL Player to Watch: R.A. Dickey, TOR

NL Manager: Don Mattingly, LAD
AL Manager: John Farrell, TOR

Eric Seidman:
NL MVP: Matt Kemp, LAD
AL MVP: Albert Pujols, LAA

NL CYA: Cole Hamels, PHI
AL CYA: Justin Verlander, DET

NL ROY: Rob Brantly, MIA
AL ROY: Jurickson Profar, TEX

NL Player to Watch: Paul Goldschmidt, ARZ
AL Player to Watch: Victor Martinez, DET

NL Manager: Bruce Bochy, SF
AL Manager: Terry Francona, CLE

Ian Riccaboni:
NL MVP: Paul Goldscmhidt, AZ
AL MVP: Mike Trout, LAA

NL Cy Young: Clayton Kershaw, LAD
AL Cy Young: David Price, TB

NL RoY: Tyler Skaggs, AZ
AL RoY: Wil Myers, TB

NL Player to watch: Dom Brown, PHI
AL Player to watch: Jose Reyes, TOR

NL Manager of the year: Kirk Gibson, AZ
AL Manager of the year: Bob Melvin, OAK

Corey Seidman:
NL MVP: Joey Votto, CIN
AL MVP: Robinson Cano, NYY

NL Cy: Stephen Strasburg, WAS
AL Cy: Justin Verlander, DET

NL Rookie: Tyler Skaggs, ARZ
AL Rookie: Bruce Rondon, DET

NL Player to Watch: Andrelton Simmons, ATL
AL Player to Watch: Matt Moore, TB

NL Manager: Kirk Gibson, ARZ
AL Manager: John Farrell, TOR

Pat Gallen:
NL MVP: Joey Votto, CIN
AL MVP: Evan Longoria, TB

NL Cy Young: Matt Cain, SF
AL Cy Young: David Price, TB

NL RoY: Jedd Gyorko, SD
AL RoY: Aaron Hicks, MIN

NL Player to watch: Domonic Brown, PHI
AL Player to watch: Eric Hosmer, KC

NL Manager of the year: Clint Hurdle, PIT
AL Manager of the year: Terry Francona, CLE

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  • Posts: 0 Kevin

    I’m surprised nobody likes Jackie Bradley, Jr. for AL ROY – although, the AL rookie class seems to be pretty deep this year.

     
    • Posts: 0 Ken Bland

      Now here’s a guy that knows what he’s talking about. Jackie Bradley may or may not make the OD roster, but he won’t be Pawing his tucket for long.

      I don’t know that he’ll win it, but much as I respect Corey, we’ll see about Bruce Rondon. But he’s certainly got the heat to work off of to set up his other pitches. Not that a player has to be on the Opening Day roster to earn ROY honors, but the Profar selections have an extra underdog quality opening the season in AA. That’s one thing. Adam Eaton being on the DL for close to the first couple months is quite a bit more challenging.

      It’d be easy for me to just pick one name and thrive or dive on it for any of the awards, but I just don’t do it that way, so it sounds like just being critical, and so be it, but I just don’t see picking Votto for MVP. He’s a truly great player, and may well put up outstanding player numbers, but the races are likely in the other 2 divisions in The League, and I’d imagine the MVP comes from one of those 2. I’ll admit that type logic, while I think is sensible is hardly fool proof.

      While I show no indication who wins the AL MVP, one of my pre-season senses is that Miggy Cabrera has them talking about a repeat Triple Crown as late as June or July.

       
      • Avatar of The Original Chuck P

        Jackie Bradley has made the team, according to reports… he may not stay with the team for long (they’ll have to make a spot for David Ortiz and I’m not sure they want Bradley sitting on the bench) BUT he’ll get a nice cup of tea and an opportunity to prove that he’s ready to supplant Jonny Gomes (whom the Red Sox just invested a decent chunk of money on).

        Bruce Rondon was optioned to AAA… will have to play his way back to relevancy.

         
  • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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    Key word in the post is “guesses”. Let the ACTUAL season begin. (I did see Cole Hamels listed a few times and wouldn’t necessarily disagree with that “guess”, however.)

     
  • Posts: 0 R.C. Collins

    What constitutes a “player to watch”?

     
  • Posts: 0 brooks

    Good point RC – I always thought of the “player to watch” as an up an comer.
    What about the ‘Comeback POY’ award? Hands down, Ryan Howard – coming in a close second (hopefully) would be one Chase Utley – (I know, a homer is a homer..)

     
  • Posts: 5223 Lefty

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    This is an impossible task. In the end some of you folks will get lucky and be able to say, I got it right. But luck is what all this is about. So I’m going to go with all underdogs from your picks.

    I’ll take:

    Eric’s pick of Rob Brantley for NL ROY (although I hope it’s D’arnaud for fantasy reasons.)
    Pat’s pick of Aaron Hicks for AL ROY
    Amanda’s pick of Francona- MOY
    Ian’s pick of Paul Goldschmidt – NL MVP
    Corey’s pick of Robinson Cano -AL MVP (very few second baseman have won the award)
    Ryan’s pick of Darvish for AL CY

    Several of you picked Cole Hamels for NL CY. While that may NOT SEEM like an underdog pick around here, I believe most of the nation would expect Strasburg, Kershaw, Cain, Gio, and several other candidates to be favorites, so I think he truly is an underdog for the award.
    I’ll go with all who picked him.

    As other commenters have already said, I don’t understand enough about the “player to watch” category to pick one.

     
  • Posts: 1135 EricL

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    No way Stanton wins MVP because with that lineup there is no reason for any pitcher to ever throw him a strike.

    I also had a good chuckle at some of the manager of the year picks. Not because they’re bad picks, and they might well win, but because half those guys are complete idiots and will get votes anyway. C’mon, Kirk Gibson?

     
    • Posts: 0 George

      Not only does Stanton have that pathetic lineup surrounding him (imagine all the RBIs he’ll get with no one on base!) but it’s extremely rare for a player on what’s probably a last place team to be voted MVP.

       
  • Posts: 0 DoubleTrouble Del

    John Farrell is the Red Sox manager not Toronto’s.

     
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    If Halladay is old Halladay and the Phils contend then Charlie may be in the running for manager of the year.

    I definately expect a little regression from the Nats.

    Last year was one of those dream seasons.

    I still think they deserve to be the heavy favorites in the division though.

    Some of you that can remember a few years ago I was telling you how the Nats were doing things the right way while Ruben was doing everything the wrong way.

    the Mets have begun doing things the right way also.
    Whether it is because Madoff took their money or they just had enough of high priced prima donalds.

    Reminds me a little of Steinbrenner getting suspended and the Yankees proceed to win 4 world series titles.
    The Mets are being forced to do things the right way. Like the nats had to do.

    The Phils are still in first place! for now.

    Win win year for me.

    If they are decent and contend I can enjoy things.

    If it goes as bad as I thnk the down side could be I may get my new GM.

    Think positive folks!

     
    • Posts: 2993 Chuck A.

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      Halladay won’t be “old Halladay.” I will settle for him to be decent Halladay. Healthy Halladay. Better than 2012 Halladay. But the days of “old Halladay” are over.

       
    • Posts: 0 Don M

      it just wouldn’t be a baseball season without Andrew and I disagreeing ……………

      My take is that the Nats sucked long enough to ensure they got the #1 overall draft pick – in back-to-back seasons where there just so happened to be Once-In-A-Lifetime type players …… Harper, Strasburg … Without those two, they aren’t the NL favorites, they’re a middle-of-the-pack team .

      They also got Ryan Zimmerman with a #4 pick… Ross Detwiler with a #6 pick… and Drew Storen with a #10 pick. I don’t know that having a terrible Major League team- getting a bunch of top draft picks for years and years should really be considered “doing things the right way?”

      …Granted.. with our payroll, Ruben Amaro could have and should have been signing MULTIPLE players with the $10-15-20-25 M contracts handed out to certain individuals… We agree there, but I can’t agree with you that the way the Nationals were constructed over the past decade should be the plan for any team.

       
  • Posts: 0 Andrew from Waldorf

    Halladay is old and crafty.

    The only future hall of famer on this roster ( cole maybe in awhile)

    I can see a bounce back while still knowing its unlikely.

    Not directed at you chuck A but at everyone.

    People seem to go to many lengths to thnk or try to convince themselvesand others that Howard and Rollins and Utley are better than ever. Or make an excuse for thier decline.
    No such luck for Roy?

    I am guessing this is because the 3 infielders are home grown talent and Doc is not?

    I never got the emotinal attachment to players.
    Players are tools used to win games.

    Need 16 wins from Roy to contend. whatever level of Roy that is.

     
  • Posts: 0 Josh B.

    Does Nick Staskin know Manny Machado had 191 at basts last year and can not be a Roy this year?

     
 
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