Joey Votto, Josh Hamilton for MVP
Final week of regular season might sort out close calls in several awards races
It's time for the weekly ESPN.com awards update, and I've been asked to weigh in with some observations even though I exhausted all my credibility by mentioning Alex Rodriguez's RBI total in a recent column. Citing the RBI as a relevant stat is the baseball analyst's equivalent of admitting that I still use a landline at home.Which players are in the lead, and which awards are still up for grabs as the final week of the regular season begins? Let's give it a whirl.
National League MVPThis week's plotline: Joey Votto has weathered "Rocktember."
NL Cy YoungThis week's plotline: Has Doc locked it up?
NL Rookie of the YearThis week's plotline: Can Jason Heyward help bring it home for Bobby Cox?
American League MVPThis week's plotline: "Paging Josh Hamilton "
AL Cy YoungThis week's plotline: It might be Felix Hernandez's award to lose now.
AL Rookie of the YearThis week's plotline: It's still a two-man race.
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