The Pub’s 2009 MLB Awards

With all the Playoff Spots secured it’s time for our 2009 Awards (Note that we don’t do AL because they don’t play real baseball).

MVP: Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals: .328, 47HR, 134HR, 122R

There really shouldn’t be any debate about this. The guy is so good that he’s considered to be “slumping” when he drops out of the hunt for a triple crown.

Cy Young: Adam Wainwright, St. Louis Cardinals: 19-8, 2.58 ERA

This one is tough. Tim Lincecum and Chris Carpenter were great but they just didn’t record enough W’s for my liking. When MLB hands out this award I expect Lincecum to take it because Wainwright and Carpenter will be stealing votes from each other.

Rookie of the Year: Tommy Hanson, Atlanta Braves: 11-4, 2.89 ERA

This is another tough one. In the end though I went with Hanson. He lived up to every bit of the hype since his call-up 2.5 months into the season. Expect Hanson to be a perennial Cy Young candidate in the future. Casey McGehee and Andrew McCutchen were close runner ups to Hanson.

Manager of the Year: Jim Tracy, Colorado Rockies: 73-40,Wild-Card Winner

The Rockies looked like an underachieving cellar dwellers before Tracy was handed the job. However, once Clint Hurdle was fired and Tracy took over this team has been on fire. Is Tracy responsible for this remarkable turnaround? Hard to say for sure but it doesn’t matter because he was the guy managing the team when it happened so the credit goes to him.