As a member of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance, I present my 2013 Awards for the regular season. While Redbird Rants is a National League blog, I am voting for the American League awards as well.
Some of these were easier said than done. I feel that the competition for the MVP race in the National League is very tough but in the end, I went with Matt Carpenter due to the fact that he led the National League in multiple categories. Moreover, Carpenter had to learn a completely new position during the offseason.
Most Valuable Player: Matt Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals
Cy Young Award: Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
Rookie of the Year: Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins
Manager of the Year: Mike Matheny, St. Louis Cardinals
Most Valuable Player: Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers
Cy Young Award: Max Scherzer, Detroit Tigers
Rookie of the Year: Wil Myers, Tampa Bay Rays
Manager of the Year: John Farrell, Boston Red Sox
Connie Mack Award (manager): John Farrell, Boston Red Sox
Willie Mays Award (rookie): Jose Fernandez, Miami Marlins
Goose Gossage Award (reliever): Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta Braves
Walter Johnson Award (top pitcher): Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles Dodgers
Stan Musial Award (top player): Miguel Cabrera, Detroit Tigers