The 2016 Nationals are the first National League team in twenty-one years to have finalists in all four awards categories of the BBWAA Awards that include the NL Most Valuable Player with Daniel Murphy, the NL Cy Young Award with Max Scherzer, the NL Rookie of the Year with Trea Turner, and the NL Manager of the Year with Dusty Baker.
The last team to have finalists in all four award categories was 10 years ago in the American League with the Minnesota Twins.
The @Nationals are the 1st team in a decade to have finalists in all 4 BBWAA categories. pic.twitter.com/UmXMcWz9gl
— MLB Network (@MLBNetwork) November 8, 2016
2016 BBWAA AWARDS FINALISTS ANNOUNCED
Winners Will Be Announced November 14 – 17 Exclusively on MLB Network
November 7, 2016 – The Baseball Writers’ Association of America (BBWAA) today announced the top three finalists in the American League and National League for the 2016 BBWAA Awards. Following is the complete list of finalists, along with the dates for each upcoming award announcement on MLB Network:
Monday, November 14, 6:00 p.m. ET:
AL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year: Michael Fulmer, Tyler Naquin, Gary Sanchez
NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year: Kenta Maeda, Corey Seager, Trea Turner
Tuesday, November 15, 6:00 p.m. ET:
AL Manager of the Year: Jeff Banister, Terry Francona, Buck Showalter
NL Manager of the Year: Dusty Baker, Joe Maddon, Dave Roberts
Wednesday, November 16, 6:00 p.m. ET:
AL Cy Young Award: Corey Kluber, Rick Porcello, Justin Verlander
NL Cy Young Award: Kyle Hendricks, Jon Lester, Max Scherzer
Thursday, November 17, 6:00 p.m. ET:
AL Most Valuable Player: Jose Altuve, Mookie Betts, Mike Trout
NL Most Valuable Player: Kris Bryant, Daniel Murphy, Corey Seager
Starting next Monday, November 14 through Thursday, November 17, BBWAA Awards Week on MLB Network will feature the exclusive live announcements of the winners of each award in the American League and National League by BBWAA secretary-treasurer Jack O’Connell. Hosted by MLB Network’s Greg Amsinger, BBWAA Awards Week will feature live interviews with award finalists, winners and BBWAA members, plus insight from MLB Network’s Sean Casey, Ron Darling, Brian Kenny, Dan O’Dowd, Dan Plesac, Harold Reynolds, Ken Rosenthal, Christopher Russo and Tom Verducci. MLB Network’s offseason programming will provide extensive coverage leading up to and following the daily award announcements, including on Hot Stove, High Heat with Christopher Russo, MLB Now, Intentional Talk and MLB Network’s signature studio show, MLB Tonight.