Rollins, who spurred Phils into playoffs, wins MVP
NEW YORK -- Back in January, when Jimmy Rollins was making bold predictions, he left one out. Not only were his Phillies the team to beat in the NL East, he was headed for an MVP season.
Rollins won the National League MVP award Tuesday, edging Matt Holliday in a close race after propelling Philadelphia to its first playoff berth in 14 years with his speed and steady all-around play.
"It never crossed my mind that I would go out there and win an
MVP," Rollins said on a conference ...
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Alex Rodriguez highlighted MLB awards season by winning his third AL MVP Award. A recap of the winners:
AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez
NL MVP: Jimmy Rollins
AL Cy Young: C.C. Sabathia
NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy
Managers of year: Eric Wedge, Bob Melvin
Rookies of year: Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Braun
NL MVP• Rollins edges Holliday for MVP award
• Neyer: No rhyme or reason to voting
• Crasnick: Big payday in Holliday's future?
AL MVP• A-Rod wins third MVP convincingly
• Neyer: An easy choice
NL Cy Young• Peavy is unanimous choice for NL Cy Young
• Peavy discusses his Cy Young award
• Neyer: Why Peavy was deserving winner
Managers of the year• Indians' Wedge, D-backs' Melvin win awards
• Neyer: No shortage of worthy candidates in NL
AL Cy Young• Indians' Sabathia wins AL Cy Young
• Neyer: Sabathia the obvious choice
• Gammons: Beckett still owns October
Rookies of Year• Pedroia, Braun are top rookies
• Neyer: Tulo was more D-serving
Predictions• ESPN.com picks
• Buster Olney's picks
• Keith Law's picks