View Full Version : AL Rookie of the Year

07-13-2006, 10:15 AM
Who Wins It?

Francisco Liriano?


Jonathan Papelbon?

07-13-2006, 10:18 AM
Papelbon. The ESPN/Red Sox campaign will be difficult for Liriano to overcome.

Red Leader
07-13-2006, 10:24 AM
i think Papelbon will win it as well. His team is in better position to make a run in the postseason, and Papelbon has been dominant from the beginning of the season. Not that Liriano doesn't deserve it.

07-13-2006, 10:29 AM
What bout Jered Weaver? He going to make a case?

07-13-2006, 10:31 AM
What bout Jered Weaver? He going to make a case?

he plays on the wrong coast. Papelbon will win.

07-13-2006, 10:32 AM

In my opinion, a dominating starter is more important than a dominating closer.

07-13-2006, 10:43 AM
I went with JP, but if Liriano/Santana pitch the Twins back into the hunt, maybe, just maybe...

07-13-2006, 11:15 AM
I can't remember anything like what I'm seeing from Liriano and Weaver. These guys aren't just pitching good baseball, they are literally pitching better than anyone else.

It's a big if, but Liriano would be the cy young front runner with more starts under his belt.

Johnny Footstool
07-13-2006, 11:59 AM
Papelbon will win. Not only does he pitch for a big-market team, but he's also been the closer since day 1. The Twins foolishly kept Liriano out of the rotation for more than a month. If it comes down to a toss-up, that could be a tie-breaker.

07-13-2006, 12:12 PM
I don't even think this one will be particularly close, unless Liriano goes through a particularly rough patch or gets hurt. Papelbon could duplicate his 1st half exactly and still not be able to compete with what Liriano is doing.

07-13-2006, 01:28 PM
I think if the vote were today, Papelbon would win. However I think what Liriano will do in the second half of the season will push him ahead of Papelbon, and maybe even to the front of the Cy Young race.

07-13-2006, 02:35 PM
verlander of detroit has to be thrown into the mix.