Let the debates begin. 

The Baseball Writers Association of America has officially announced the finalists for the four major awards in both the American and National Leagues that will be handed out over the week of November 11. 

This is still a new process for MLB, with the BBWAA naming finalists for the first time last year before handing out the hardware.

Most of the finalists in these categories were expected, so it is hard to get angry about anyone being omitted. Before we get to the winners being selected, we wanted to hand out odds for the finalists in each category. 

The odds are strictly our own opinion, based on where we see the wind blowing as of November 5. Keep in mind that voting only reflects what happened in the regular season, so don’t worry about what a player did in the postseason. 

Finalists courtesy of MLB.com. Note: All stats courtesy of Baseball Reference unless otherwise noted. 

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