The Babe Ruth Award: For the best offensive player in each league.
N.L. Matt Kemp
A.L. Jose Bautista
The Mariano Rivera Award: For the best relief pitcher in each league.
N.L.: Craig Kimbrel-This one was really amusing. Kimbrel got all but one vote, and it just so happened to be the very last vote I counted.
A.L.: Mariano Rivera-Who but? David Robertson gave him a good run for his money though, coming in second in a very close count.
The Angel Berroa Award: For the most outstanding rookie in each league.
N.L.: Craig Kimbrel-Another award Kimbrel comes within one vote of winning unanimously.
A.L.: Michael Pineda-The most diverse of all of the awards, with seven different rookies getting votes. Pineda edges out Ivan Nova and Jeremy Hellickson.
The Branch Rickey Award: For the best general manager of 2011 in each league.
N.L. Doug Melvin-Melvin was very aggressive in cashing in his prospect chips this year, but it worked, as the Brewers captured their first ever N.L. Central crown.
A.L. Brian Cashman-Bartolo Colon, Freddy Garcia, Russell Martin, Andruw Jones…It’s hard to say Cashman didn’t have a very good year.
The Dusty Baker Award: For the manager that did the most to hurt his team in 2011.
N.L.: Tony LaRussa-LaRussa beats Atlanta’s Fredi Gonzalez by one point, a result that I think might come out a little bit differently if we recast the votes today.
A.L.: Ozzie Guillen and Mike Scoiscia
Thanks to everyone who voted! Now, who’s ready for the playoffs?