Jesse Spector, of the Touching Base blog on the NY Daily News website, sent me a few questions to answer for his Blogger Nine Innings segment. Click here to check it out.
5. Who do you think should (not necessarily will) win the MVPs, Cy Youngs and Rookie of the Year awards?
[...] The picks are fairly standard except for Zobrist in the AL. The race, statistically, between Zob and Joe Mauer is very close. It ultimately comes down to a highly-subjective judgment of Mauer’s defense, and I don’t think we can justifiably claim that his defense is elite since he allowed the second-most wild pitches/passed balls in the AL and had the lowest range factor among qualified catchers.