Braun edges Tulowitzki by two votes; Pedroia wins in landslide
NEW YORK -- Dustin Pedroia won in a runaway, just like his Red Sox in the World Series.
The little Boston second baseman with the big swing was an easy pick for AL Rookie of the Year, while Ryan Braun barely edged Troy Tulowitzki for the NL honor Monday.
Generously listed at 5-foot-9, Pedroia became a fan favorite at Fenway Park with his all-out style. Plus, few knew he played with a broken bone in his left wrist down the stretch.
"Everyone doubted me at every level ...
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Alex Rodriguez highlighted MLB awards season by winning his third AL MVP Award. A recap of the winners:
AL MVP: Alex Rodriguez
NL MVP: Jimmy Rollins
AL Cy Young: C.C. Sabathia
NL Cy Young: Jake Peavy
Managers of year: Eric Wedge, Bob Melvin
Rookies of year: Dustin Pedroia, Ryan Braun
NL MVP• Rollins edges Holliday for MVP award
• Neyer: No rhyme or reason to voting
• Crasnick: Big payday in Holliday's future?
AL MVP• A-Rod wins third MVP convincingly
• Neyer: An easy choice
NL Cy Young• Peavy is unanimous choice for NL Cy Young
• Peavy discusses his Cy Young award
• Neyer: Why Peavy was deserving winner
Managers of the year• Indians' Wedge, D-backs' Melvin win awards
• Neyer: No shortage of worthy candidates in NL
AL Cy Young• Indians' Sabathia wins AL Cy Young
• Neyer: Sabathia the obvious choice
• Gammons: Beckett still owns October
Rookies of Year• Pedroia, Braun are top rookies
• Neyer: Tulo was more D-serving
Predictions• ESPN.com picks
• Buster Olney's picks
• Keith Law's picks