The Detroit Independent Baseball Scribes announced their 2006 award winners today. You can check out the full story at Detroit Tigers Weblog.
No major surprises. Carlos Guillen got my first place vote and Pitcher of the Year was close with Kenny Rogers edging Justin Verlander. Even though Jeremy Bonderman didn’t have a great win/loss record, those 200 strikeouts go a long way in my book and he probably didn’t get enough credit this season. Regardless, it’s hard to dispute Rogers’ impact on this pitching staff.
And I agree completely with Bilfer. If the Tigers sign anyone the rest of the year, it should be Jeremy Bonderman to a long term deal.