For the first time ever, the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) has decided to release the finalists for the 2012 end-of-the-year MLB Awards.
The BBWAA awards process gets started next Monday (Nov. 12) and will end on Thursday (Nov. 15).
Here are the finalists:
Rookie of the Year (Nov. 12)
AL - Yoenis Cespedes, Yu Darvish, Mike Trout
NL - Todd Frazier, Bryce Harper, Wade Miley
Manager of the Year (Nov. 13)
AL - Bob Melvin, Buck Showalter, Robin Ventura
NL - Dusty Baker, Bruce Bochy, Davey Johnson
Cy Young Award (Nov. 14)
AL - David Price, Justin Verlander, Jered Weaver
NL - R.A. Dickey, Gio Gonzalez, Clayton Kershaw
MVP (Nov. 15)
AL - Adrian Beltre, Miguel Cabrera, Robinson Cano, Josh Hamilton, Mike Trout
NL - Ryan Braun, Chase Headley, Andrew McCutchen, Yadier Molina, Buster Posey
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