NL MVP: Prince Fielder- Milwaukee Brewers: You just can not argue with the numbers, 29 HR (1st in NL), 70 RBI (2nd in NL), and he is Slugging .620. His team is leading of the NL Central by 4.5 games and they are stumbling at the right times by losing seemingly every time the Cubs lose. Fielder has not carried the team alone, but his productivity and the fact that the Brew-Crew has the biggest lead in any division in the National League makes him the MVP.
AL MVP: Magglio Ordonez- Detroit Tigers: If A-Rod had his Yankees in position to make the playoffs, this would be his award hands down, but he sure does not. Magglio helped carry the Tigers to the World Series last year with his good play and his great play this year might do it again. He is leading the AL in batting average (.367) and his 70 RBI’s rank 4th in the AL. His .604 Slugging percentage ranks 3rd. He has been outstanding in the outfield and Detroit may be chasing Cleveland from the opposite direction if Ordonez had not played like an MVP.
NL Cy Young: Chris Young- Sand Diego Padres: He barely beats out his teammate Jake Peavy on shear fact that he is a fresh face and has slightly better numbers to counter his one fewer win total. Young’s ERA is sitting at an astonishing 2.00 (1st in NL) and is leaving batters guessing with batters hitting only .197 against him (1st in NL). He is 8-3 with one of his loses coming after his defense gave up 4 un-earned runs behind him. He has three no-decisions after leaving the game without giving up a run. The Padres won everyone of those games 1-0. The man could have 13 wins right now, easy.
AL Cy Young: Dan Haren-Oakland Athletics: This is a no-brainer. Haren is light years ahead of his colleagues with a 2.30 ERA (1st in AL), second in the AL is a whole 0.40 points away from Haren. His WHIP (1.00) ranks 2nd and his BAA (.205) ranks 1st. He has gobbled up 129.1 innings already and is a stellar 10-3.
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