Handing out the first-half awards

Stanton and Trout claim MVP honors, Wainwright and Hernandez Cy Youngs

Updated: July 12, 2014, 12:13 PM ET
By Jayson Stark | ESPN.com

Well, here we are, halfway through another magical baseball season. And we know what you're thinking:

Does Clayton Kershaw serve more doughnuts than Krispy Kreme?

Does Giancarlo Stanton launch more rockets than NASA?

Would people in, say, Kansas recognize a single member of the best team in baseball, the Oakland A's, if they all sat next to them at a breakfast buffet?

Well, we won't be answering any of those questions in this sparkling column, which we know you all ...

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