We’re at the official halfway point, so it should be noted that while these are unofficial awards here at Diamond Hoggers, we’ve still got a half to go and a lot can change (in other news the grass is green and the sky is blue). Lets examine what we’ve found after the first half of the season.
AL MVP: Carlos Quentin, Chicago White Sox (edges out Josh Hamilton by a smidgen)
AL Cy Young: Francisco Rodriguez, Los Angeles
AL Comeback Player of the Year: Milton Bradley, Texas
AL Rookie of the Year: Evan Longoria, Tampa
AL Manager of the Year: Joe Maddon, Tampa
NL MVP: Chase Utley, Philadelphia
NL Cy Young: Brandon Webb, Arizona
NL Comeback Player of the Year: Ben Sheets, Milwaukee
NL Rookie of the Year: Joey Votto, Cincinnati
AL Manager of the Year: Lou Piniella, Chicago Cubs
We didn’t hit on much with our preseason picks, but like we said there’s a half season to go; and a half season is not a season make.