For sports fans, this is an incredibly interesting time.
Football is here in full force, but the world of baseball is as interesting now as at any point in the season. The league’s pennant races are beginning in earnest, and with some intriguing individual performances contributing to both team success and personal accolades, there is a great deal to evaluate across the league.
In this space each week, our task is to take a glance at how MLB’s individual award races are shaking out, and we will do just that. Last week’s choices can be found here, and given that only seven days have passed, there will always be similarities between the two rankings. There is, however, some shuffling to go through, and that is also to be expected given the everyday nature of baseball itself, especially as we come to the end of the season.
Let’s get things started with a look at the Rookie of the Year race, followed by glances at the Cy Young and MVP rankings in both leagues.
Next: NL Rookie of the Year