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Alright, so this is going to be who I think will be Cy Young in the NL and AL, and who will be the MVP in the NL and AL.

The American League MVP

I think that this pick is pretty close but Jose Bautista has had a outstanding year so far and does not show any signs of slowing down. He is in 9th in the AL in RBI's and is in the top 3 in the MLB in HR's, BA, SLG, R and OBP. He is all around great player and I think that he should be able to edge out Adrian Gonzalez for MVP.

The National League MVP

I think this is very close between Matt Kemp and Prince Fielder but I think by the end of the season that Matt Kemp will be the MVP. Kemp is either in 1st of 2nd in HR, RBI's, SLG and BA in the NL. He is 4th in Hits, and OBP and is 11th in Runs and SB. Prince Fielder only beats Kemp in 2 categories and Kemp's all around play should put him in first.

The American League Cy Young

This is probably the closest race with Verlander, Beckett, and Weaver with all about the same stats. I am going to have to give the award to Jared Weaver because he does not have the run support and still gets wins. Verlander only has a slight lead over Weaver and K's and Beckett has the slight lead over him in ERA. Other then that, Weaver leads in pretty much every category which makes him my vote for Cy Young

The National League Cy Young

This is probably the most obvious one out of the awards. "Doc" Roy Halladay has been dominant in nearly every start and leads the MLB in K's and Wins. He may not have a great ERA but the control he gets over batters is unreal. I know his teammate Cole Hamels could take the award from him but he only leads Halladay by a slight margin in ERA and WHIP.

Thanks for reading and please comment below!
June 18, 2011  04:51 PM ET

I'm impressed by this. Very good blog for a first time blogger. Some general tips:

- Make it a tad longer. I know this might not seem important, but I tend to try to make my blogs a big longer, so they have more substance to them - information, stats, other candidates, validation, etc.
- Elaborate a tad more. You gave the basis for your choices, but this is a blog. You're not limited by posting limits. Feel free to go into some more depth backing up your choice. He has wins, but is he getting a ton of run support or doing it with his arm? Is he an offensive threat on a bad team, hence low RBI numbers? Just some general examples.
- Add a couple images. It's not necessary, but people like looking at pictures. Maybe having a couple in here wouldn't hurt.

As for the blog itself, I enjoyed it as I mentioned. I do believe that Adrian Gonzalez will eventually secure the AL MVP over Bautista, and I think you could have given a tad more credit to Verlander and Beckett, as I think it's a three-horse race for AL Cy Young. Lester could be dangerous too. And Jurrjens could have used a shout-out in the NL Cy Young race, as he leads the NL in ERA, and has pitched well.

All in all, good blog and welcome to the nation.

June 18, 2011  04:52 PM ET
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June 18, 2011  04:55 PM ET

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June 18, 2011  05:26 PM ET

Nicely done for a beginner. Keep them coming.

We need intelligently written blogs!!!

June 18, 2011  05:44 PM ET

Thank You to everyone who commented, I will take your advice to my future blogs. Thanks again!

 
June 18, 2011  05:51 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

I'm impressed by this. Very good blog for a first time blogger. Some general tips:- Make it a tad longer. I know this might not seem important, but I tend to try to make my blogs a big longer, so they have more substance to them - information, stats, other candidates, validation, etc.- Elaborate a tad more. You gave the basis for your choices, but this is a blog. You're not limited by posting limits. Feel free to go into some more depth backing up your choice. He has wins, but is he getting a ton of run support or doing it with his arm? Is he an offensive threat on a bad team, hence low RBI numbers? Just some general examples.- Add a couple images. It's not necessary, but people like looking at pictures. Maybe having a couple in here wouldn't hurt.As for the blog itself, I enjoyed it as I mentioned. I do believe that Adrian Gonzalez will eventually secure the AL MVP over Bautista, and I think you could have given a tad more credit to Verlander and Beckett, as I think it's a three-horse race for AL Cy Young. Lester could be dangerous too. And Jurrjens could have used a shout-out in the NL Cy Young race, as he leads the NL in ERA, and has pitched well.All in all, good blog and welcome to the nation.

Thanks for everything Ogre, I know Gonzalez has a good chance of beating Bautista but being a Yankees fan my homerism and Bautista's overall skill set put him over Gonzalez.

I agree with you that it will be a three horse race in the AL and I think that Lester will be on the outside a little bit because he has a very high ERA. I have Weaver because he is on the worst team out of all of them. I know I should have elaborated a little bit more and I will take that into my later blogs.

I have Hamels, and Halladay at the top because JJ has had injuries which usually make you have a lower chance of winning it. Halladay's fan favoritism and command probably is why he is over Hamels and JJ. I think that I just forgot about JJ when doing the blog.

Again Thanks to everyone who commented

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