The Baseball Writers’ Association of America released the finalists for the American and National League Most Valuable Player Awards on Wednesday.
Triple Crown winner Miguel Cabrera of Detroit and Angels rookie phenom Mike Trout headline the AL finalists.
They are joined by Adrian Beltre and Josh Hamilton of Texas and Robinson Cano from the Yankees.
Ryan Braun of the Brewers is looking to become the first back-to-back winner in the NL since Albert Pujols in 2008 and 2009.
Chase Headley from San Diego, Andrew McCutchen of Pittsburgh and catchers Yadier Molina of St. Louis and Buster Posey from the world champion Giants join Braun in the NL.
The Baseball Writers’ Association of America released the finalists for the American and National League Cy Young Awards on Wednesday.
Reigning winner and AL MVP Justin Verlander represents the Tigers.
He is joined by two 20-game winners in Jerrod Weaver from the Angels and David Price from Tampa Bay.
The reigning winner on the NL side is also back.
Dodgers starter Clayton Kershaw is joined by knuckleballer R.A. Dickey of the Mets and Gio Gonzalez from Washington.
By: Mike Plourde for Great Lakes Radio Sports