Awards will start to be handed out in November and the Cleveland Indians already have a few players who could be taking home some hardware.
Cleveland Indians fans who are seeking anything to root for have something to keep in mind once November arrives. In case you forgot, November 1 is Friday.
Fans have award announcements to look forward to as MLB has plenty to hand out once the World Series is over.
Here is a full list of the awards and when the announcements are made:
- Gold Gloves: November 3
- Wilson Defensive Player Awards: November 6
- Silver Slugger: November 7
- Rookie of the Year: November 11
- Manager of the Year: November 12
- Cy Young: November 13
- MVP: November 14
The finalists for the major awards are set to be revealed November 4.
As you can see, the league does its best to build up drama around the award announcements.
As for the Indians, both Francisco Lindor and Roberto Perez are already finalists for Gold Glove Awards. I suspect both will also be in contention for the Wilson Defensive Players Awards, which award the best player at each position in the entire league along with the best overall defensive player. Perez could even win the award for best overall defensive player, as the awards use sabermetrics as the criteria.
After the defensive awards I think fans may see Oscar Mercado announced as a Rookie of the Year finalist, though he won’t be the favorite to win.
In a down year filled with injuries and no postseason berth, it is still nice to see several Indians players up for some awards and recognition. It is better than rooting for a team going through a total rebuild featuring players that no one will remember in a few years.