Early picks for major awards 

August, 27, 2013
8/27/13
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For the first time since I became a BBWAA member in 2008, I'm not voting on any postseason awards this year -- but not through any choice of my own. I was omitted from the list of eligible voters submitted by the Arizona chapter to the organization's secretary, and I didn't find out I wasn't eligible to vote until other writers started mentioning the ballots they'd received and I asked where mine was.

I'm obviously disappointed by this development and am a bit incredulous about how such an error could occur. On the plus side, this will allow me to comment on all six major player awards in advance of the announcement, something I don't do when I am voting on one of them.

Below is my breakdown of those six awards, with my explanation of whom I would vote for as well as my pick for the player I think will end up winning.


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