The AL Cy Young is Joe Nathan, the NL Cy Young is Gagne.
More evidence that Bonds, by all imaginable measures, is the greatest of all time.A.L. M.V.P. Sheffield, with a 5.60 WRAP, edges out the Angels slugger Vladimir Guerrero (4.45). Ramirez ranks sixth because more of his hits came in game situations that did not have a big effect on the outcome of Boston games.
N.L. M.V.P. Bonds (12.16) tramples the runner-up, Albert Pujols of the Cardinals (6.85), demonstrating that Bonds's walks did indeed help the Giants by setting the table for subsequent, however disappointing, hitters.
And that Gary Sheffield (and also ARod) had a knack for getting into and performing well in situations which had a disproportionate impact on winning games.
And that Mo and Flash were the key pitchers for the season.