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Thome is carrying a big stick

From MVPs to Cy Youngs to Cy Yuks, Jayson Stark doles out his annual midseason awards.

Originally Published: July 7, 2006
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Halfway through another baseball season, here's what we're wondering:

Is Jonathan Papelbon going to give up fewer runs all season than Eddie Guardado gave up in his first inning of the season (three)? Are we really about to see a catcher (the amazing Joe Mauer) do a Ted Williams? And if Jim Leyland wins another World Series, will the Tigers promise not to trade all his players by Halloween?

Yep, it's been fun so far, all right. So let's mull the best of the best, and the worst of the worst, ...

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