Baseball Prospectus' AL 2008 Internet Baseball Awards
have been announced, and Toronto's Roy Halladay placed a strong second
in the balloting, trailing only Cleveland SP Cliff Lee, in what could
be a preview of the BBWAA Cy Young results.
Though Halladay finished a fair pace behind Lee -- he was more than
25 percent back -- it's worth noting that the good Doctor's final
ballot tally was greater than the totals of the third place through
eighth place finishers (Lester, F-Rod, Daisuke, Rivera, E. Santana,
A.J. Burnett finished 12th in the Cy Young voting. No Blue Jay
position player made the top 15 in MVP (which went to Dustin Pedroia),
though Halladay was 10th (Lee finished 5th); nor did any Jay crack the
top 10 for Rookie of the Year (which went to Evan Longoria).