Ryan Braun, who hit a lot of homers for a team that didn't make the playoffs, won the National League Rookie of the Year award. Troy Tulowitzki, who was the clubhouse leader and best defensive player of the National League pennant-winner, came in second, by somewhat closer of a margin than I expected. I can't say that I can work up a lot of outrage at this point since this is the precise outcome we've been expecting since the end of the season. When you let people who are clearly unqualified vote for the Hall of Fame and end-of-season awards, the results will be consistently disappointing. Why it is that Hall of Famers, big-city beat writers, and MLB managers and coaches are no longer reliable authorities on baseball, I couldn't tell you.
Will Matt Holliday end the Rockies' postseason-award shutout with a surprise MVP nod? Says here he... won't.