MLB Awards Finalists Announced, Betts Among MVP Candidates

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Since joining the Arizona Diamondbacks ahead of the 2017 trade deadline, J.D. Martinez has been baseball's most unsafe power hitter.

The finalists for the 2018 Baseball Writers' Association of American awards were announced Monday night, with the reveal of the top three vote-recipients for Rookie of the Year, Manager of the Year, Cy Young and Most Valuable Player in each league. This past season in Boston, Martinez was in the AL triple crown conversation, finishing second in both average and home runs - and leading the league in RBI.

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The Terriers scored their first home league goal in eight matches on the night Wagner celebrated his third anniversary in charge. For sure it is one of the most important wins we've had in the last three years.

It should come as no surprise that Mookie Betts is a finalist for the American League MVP award. The National League, originally founded in 1876, consists of the following teams: Arizona Diamondbacks; Atlanta Braves; Chicago Cubs; Cincinnati Reds; Colorado Rockies; Los Angeles Dodgers; Miami Marlins; Milwaukee Brewers; New York Mets; Philadelphia Phillies; Pittsburgh Pirates; San Diego Padres; San Francisco Giants; St. Louis Cardinals; and Washington Nationals.

Chris Sale is not a finalist for the AL Cy Young award. Blake Snell of the Rays, Cleveland's Corey Kluber, and Houston's Justin Verlander made the list.

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