As promised, I will now give out my awards for the National League. Again, this is not all-inclusive and only my opinion. It was a challege, because there are so many candidates. I could not mention all those who might get votes from the writers as there are far too many.
Lance Berkman - Houston - Avg .330, HRs 26, RBIs 93, OPB .430, SLG .601, Runs 99.
Lance is in the top 5 in five of six catagories.
Other nominees: (2)Albert Pujols - St Louis, (3) Matt Holliday - Colorado, (4) Ryan Ludwick - St Louis
Brandon Webb - Arizona - W/L 19-4, ERA 2.74, IP 184, SO 157, CG 3 SHO 1
Brandon is also in the top 5 in five of 6 catagories
Other nominees (2) Johann Santana - NYM, (3) Dan Haren - Arizona, (4) Edison Volquez - Cincinnati, (5) Ryan Dempster - Chicago Cubs, (6) Tim Lincecum - San Francisco
Geovanny Soto - Chicago Cubs - Avg .285, HRs 18, RBIs 69, Runs 52, OBP .370, SLG .501, DBL 29, Triples 2,
Geovanny is leading all rookies in 6 of 8 catagories
Other nominees (2) Kosuke Fukudome - Cubs, (3) Joey Votto - Cincinnati, (4) Jair Jurrjens - Atlanta
Manager of the Year
Lou Piniella - Chicago Cubs
Lou has the Cubs atop the NL Central and well on their way to a possible championship.