The annual BBWAA awards will be announced starting today and running through next week. Here is the schedule:
Today: Jackie Robinson AL and NL Rookie of the Year Awards
Tuesday: AL Cy Young Award
Wednesday: AL and NL Manager of the Year Awards
Thursday: NL Cy Young Award
Monday, Nov. 19: AL Most Valuable Player Award
Tuesday, Nov. 20: NL Most Valuable Player Award
How it works: Votes had to be made by the end of the regular season. Playoffs games are not part of the process. Every AL and NL city has two votes with the electors chosen from the ranks of the BBWAA members in those cities or national baseball writers.
You rank three players, except for MVP when you rank 10.
My vote this season for for AL Rookie of the Year. Since the voting his about to be announced, I can tell you that I voted for Dustin Pedroia (Boston), Delmon Young (Tampa Bay) and Brian Bannister (Kansas City).
There is a conference call with the winner. It will be interesting to see whether A-Rod goes on his call. Given that he blew off Hank Aaron when he received the Hank Aaron Award, I would say the odds are against it.