Relief pitchers, even the great ones, are rarely given serious consideration for Cy Young or MVP. The time has come to establish a new major award.
Johan Santana has had a tremendous season, and the Twins probably would be lost without him. But he's not the AL MVP, writes Jayson Stark.
From Most Valuable Players to Cy Youngs to Cy Yuks, it's time for Jayson Stark to start doling out his annual midseason awards.
Jayson Stark's first half Cy Youngs and Yuks, MVPs and LVPs, rookies, managers and much more.
Some choices are easy: Eric Gagne for NL Cy Young. But other picks will surprise, especially AL MVP.