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San Francisco Giants: Around the Foghorn 2017 Season Predictions

Apr 3, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the opening day logo on a commerative base before the game between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 3, 2017; Arlington, TX, USA; A view of the opening day logo on a commerative base before the game between the Texas Rangers and the Cleveland Indians at Globe Life Park in Arlington. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports /
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Apr 10, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) poses with the Cy Young Award before the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports
Apr 10, 2015; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Indians starting pitcher Corey Kluber (28) poses with the Cy Young Award before the game between the Cleveland Indians and the Detroit Tigers at Progressive Field. Mandatory Credit: Ken Blaze-USA TODAY Sports /

Our Predicted Award Winners

We also included an awards section so we’ll lay it all out here:

AL Cy Young

  1. Chris Sale (5)
  2. Jose Quintana (1)
  3. Felix Hernandez (1)
  4. Marcus Stroman (1)

NL CY Young

  1. Clayton Kershaw (5)
  2. Madison Bumgarner (3)

Not too surprising here in the National League side. If Kershaw is healthy all year, he has to be a front-runner for that award, and Bumgarner already off to a hot start should give him a few looks and votes. On the AL side, it seems our staff isn’t fazed by Sale’s move to a division littered little league ballpark dimensions and power hitters. The dark-horses behind him show just how top heavy the pitching is in the AL. It is surprising there was no inclusion of Corey Kluber.

AL MVP

  1. Mike Trout (6)
  2. Manny Machado (1)
  3. Jose Altuve (1)

NL MVP

  1. Kris Bryant (2)
  2. Nolan Arenado (2)
  3. Bryce Harper (2)
  4. Anthony Rizzo (1)
  5. Yoenis Cespedes (1)

Again! Indecision strikes the National League side. If Kris Bryant is as good or better than last year, it would take historic seasons from Arenado and Harper to out-do him. However, both are capable of it. Arenado’s numbers get overlooked because he plays 81 games at Coors field. That might hurt him if his splits are as far apart as they were last year. Anyways, it seems like a wide open reace for the NL MVP, so let’s keep an eye on that one!

AL Rookie of the Year

  1. Andrew Benintendi (6)
  2. Clint Frazier (1)
  3. Greg Bird (1)

NL Rookie of the Year

  1. Dansby Swanson (5)
  2. Hunter Renfroe (2)
  3. J.P. Crawford (1)

Not surprising results here. Who knows, maybe Renfroe becomes the Trevor Story of 2017. He likely would’ve kept up a close race with Corey Seager. However, Seager at the end well surpassed what Story’s ceiling for last year seemed like. Expect these two to dominate headlines.

AL Manager of the Year

  1. Terry Francona (3)
  2. Scott Servais (3)
  3. A.J. Hinch (2)

NL Manager of the Year

  1. Bud Black (3)
  2. Mike Matheny (2)
  3. Bruce Bochy (1)
  4. Terry Collins (1)
  5. Brian Snitker (1)

Bud Black is sure to be a favorite. He’s quite a good manager, as he did a whole lot with the little that the Padres front office gave him. It’s not quite his fault that San Diego went the direction they did. However, he ends up with a solid young team, with a lot of years left of organizational control left. Black seems like the perfect candidate to make the Rockies a real contender in 2017.

Francona is an obvious choice for manager of the year in the AL, however Servais and his Mariners are one to keep an eye on as well. The Mariners are the “Rockies” of the AL and Servais almost had them in the postseason. If the Mariners make the postseason, he’s sure to be a lock for that award.

Next: Reactions to MadBums Opening Act

Stay tuned folks! We’ll update our predictions as the season goes on. And as always, don’t forget to check back with us daily as we bring you the latest news and analysis on the San Francisco Giants.

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