When will the awards for both Gold Glove and Silver Slugger finalists Ha-Sung Kim and de facto Most Valuable Player (MVP) Shohei Ohtani be announced?
Major League Baseball has entered the offseason in earnest, with the Texas Rangers winning the World Series two days ago.
By the middle of the month, the big awards will be decided, and free agents will begin signing after qualifying offers.굿모닝토토
The major awards are the Gold Glove, Silver Slugger, Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young, and MVP. These will all be announced by the middle of the month.
First up is the Gold Glove, which will be announced on June 6, with Kim as a finalist in the second base and utility categories. It will be interesting to see if Kim becomes the first Korean player to win the award.
The Silver Slugger, for which Kim is also a finalist in the utility category, will be announced on Tuesday. However, it is less likely to be awarded than the Gold Glove.
The Rookie of the Year, a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, will be crowned on the 14th. Corbin Carroll of the National League and Gunner Henderson of the American League are the favorites.
On the 15th, the best manager will be announced, and on the 16th and 17th, the Cy Young Award-MVP will be recognized. With the exception of the managerial awards, this season is easy to predict.
Blake Snell in the National League and Gerrit Cole in the American League are virtually guaranteed to win their respective Cy Young Awards. The MVPs are Ronald Acuña Jr. and Shohei Ohtani.
The Rookie of the Year, Cy Young, and MVP awards are likely to see a lot of unanimity, as these players have outperformed the competition.
Among the Cy Young and MVP favorites, Cole and Acuña Jr. will win their first awards. Snell and Ohtani will win for the second time. Snell, in particular, will be the favorite to win both league awards.