Josh's First half awards, Baseball
AL MVP, Someone other than Hamilton, simply because he plays for Texas. Maybe Carlos Quentin or Manny Ramirez.
AL Cy Young: Francisco Rodriguez (aka K-Rod) of the Anaheim Angels. No way should Cliff Lee, a glorified Jamie Moyer win this award on a disappointing Cleveland squad.
AL ROY: Jacoby Ellsbury, I assume he's eligible.
AL MOY (Manager of the Year): Maddon of Tampa, runner-up Gardenhire (AKA Gardy) of Minnesota.
Bust player: EB or Erik Doofus of the Seattle Mariners.
Boom Team: Tampa and Minny
NL MVP: Geovany Soto or Aramis Ramirez of the Cubs. No Phillie deserves this award, because they have won it two years in a row, under some controversy. Maybe David Wright of the Mets if the Mets overtake the Phillies.
NL Cy Young: Lincecum followed by Webb and or Volquez.
NL ROY: Volquez of Cincy
NL MOY: LaRussa, I know Cubs fans don't like him, but the Cardinals are always in contention. Fredi Gonzalez of the Marlins has done a good job as well.
Bust team: Colorado and San Diego, followed by the Mets
Boom Team: Brewers and Marlins
Worst FO (Front-Office) Move: The New York Mets firing Willie Randolph at 3 AM after a win on the West Coast. Whatever Randolph's faults were, and there are enough to dissect, he still should be treated with respect.
Second worst FO Move: Wade and Chacon smackdown/release. Chacon is no angel, but Wade didn't handle it so well.
Underrated move: Hendry getting Edmonds off of San Diego's scrap heap.
One wish: Can MLB invite AJ and Barrett to the ASG and have a tag team with Big Z?