Mar 13, 2013; Peoria, AZ, USA; Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout (27) doubles during the third inning against the San Diego Padres at Peoria Sports Complex. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-USA TODAY Sports

2013 MLB Season Preview: Postseason Award Predictions

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Welcome to the last installment of Rising Apple’s 2013 MLB season preview series! You’ve seen us break down each division throughout the National and American Leagues, predict the Mets’ final record and 25-man roster, and we each chose a World Series winner. To catch up with this series, you can see it all right here. Now, let me tell you who wins the vote for each league’s MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year, and Manager of the Year. Then, I’ll I’ll break it down by writer, so you can see how we made the following decisions.

Award Winners American League National League
MVP Mike Trout (LAA) Joey Votto (CIN)
Cy Young Felix Hernandez (SEA) Stephen Strasburg (WAS)
Rookie of the Year Wil Myers (TB) Travis d’Arnaud (NYM)
Manager of the Year John Gibbons (TOR) Clint Hurdle (PIT)

As you will see below, a couple of these votes were very tight. Wonder who made what decisions? Here are our ballots:

Matt Musico, Senior Editor American League National League
MVP Jose Bautista (TOR) Matt Kemp (LAD)
Cy Young Jered Weaver (LAA) Stephen Strasburg (WAS)
Rookie of the Year Wil Myers (TB) Travis d’Arnaud (NYM)
Manager of the Year John Gibbons (TOR) Mike Matheny (STL)
Mike Lecolant, Senior Staff Writer American League National League
MVP Prince Fielder (DET) Joey Votto (CIN)
Cy Young Justin Verlander (DET) Clayton Kershaw (LAD)
Rookie of the Year Dylan Bundy (BAL) Zack Wheeler (NYM)
Manager of the Year Buck Showalter (BAL) Dusty Baker (CIN)
Will DeBoer, Staff Writer American League National League
MVP Miguel Cabrera (DET) Joey Votto (CIN)
Cy Young Jered Weaver (LAA) Stephen Strasburg (WAS)
Rookie of the Year Mike Olt (TEX) Travis d’Arnaud (NYM)
Manager of the Year John Gibbons (TOR) Clint Hurdle (PIT)
Kevin Baez, Staff Writer American League National League
MVP Miguel Cabrera (DET) Ryan Braun (MIL)
Cy Young Justin Verlander   (DET) Stephen Strasburg (WAS)
Rookie of the Year Wil Myers (TB) Zack Wheeler (NYM)
Manager of the Year Jim Leyland (DET) Davey Johnson (WAS)
Danny Abriano, Staff Writer American League National League
MVP Mike Trout (LAA) Joe Votto (CIN)
Cy Young Felix Hernandez (SEA) Clayton Kershaw (LAD)
Rookie of the Year Wil Myers (TB) Tyler Skaggs (ARI)
Manager of the Year Joe Maddon (TB) Kirk Gibson (ARI)
Rich Sparago, Staff Writer American League National League
MVP Albert Pujols (LAA) Joey Votto (CIN)
Cy Young Felix Hernandez (SEA) Stephen Strasburg (WAS)
Rookie of the Year Wil Myers (TB) Tyler Skaggs (ARI)
Manager of the Year John Gibbons (TOR) Don Mattingly (LAD)
Dan Haefeli, Staff Writer American League National League
MVP Mike Trout (LAA) Andrew McCutchen (PIT)
Cy Young David Price (TB) Stephen Strasburg (WAS)
Rookie of the Year Wil Myers (TB) Shelby Miller (STL)
Manager of the Year John Gibbons (TOR) Clint Hurdle (PIT)
Ellie Silfin, Staff Writer American League National League
MVP Mike Trout (LAA) Andrew McCutchen (PIT)
Cy Young David Price (TB) Stephen Strasburg (WAS)
Rookie of the Year Wil Myers (TB) Shelby Miller (STL)
Manager of the Year Mike Scioscia (LAA) Fredi Gonzalez (ATL)
Sam Maxwell, Staff Writer American League National League
MVP Mike Trout (LAA) David Wright (NYM)
Cy Young Felix Hernandez (SEA) Cole Hamlels (PHI)
Rookie of the Year Jurickson Profar (TEX) Travis d’Arnaud (NYM)
Manager of the Year Terry Francona (CLE) Bruce Bochy (SF)

So, there you have it; our 2013 MLB season preview series is complete. That leaves just one thing left… for the regular season to actually start! Obviously, we’re all aware the Mets won’t get 2013 officially underway until Monday at 1:10p against the San Diego Padres, but enjoy having Sunday Night Baseball back after you’re done celebrating Easter with your loved ones. The Texas Rangers will take on the Houston Astros Sunday night at 8:05pm, as the ‘Stros play their first game as a member of the American League. It’s a happy day when Pitchers and Catchers report to Spring Training, but it’s just a tease before the first full day of regular season games. Every Opening Day feels like I’m born again; the void that was there all winter will now be gone, just in time for the summer sun.

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