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Granderson, Colon nominated for Players Choice Awards

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 22, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Curtis Granderson might be both the Player of the Year and the Outstanding Player of the Year. Apparently there’s a difference.

Granderson and Bartolo Colon were both nominated for Players Choice Awards. Winners will be announced on MLB Network on November 3.

Granderson is a finalist for both Player of the Year (an award or both leagues) and the American League Outstanding Player of the Year (an award for position players). All three Player of the Year finalists come from the American League — Justin Verlander and Adrian Gonzalez are the others — and one could argue that none of the three is the best candidate from his own roster.

For American League Outstanding Player, it’s Granderson, Gonzalez and Jose Bautista.

Colon is up for American League Comeback Player of the Year. Jacoby Ellsbury and Casey Kotchman are the other finalists.




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