Posey, Bochy Finalists For Best in Baseball

Awards will be handed out next week on the MLB Network.

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The presidential election may be behind us, but sports fans still have a few races to watch.

Giants manager Bruce Bochy is up for Manager of the Year and catcher Buster Posey is up for the Most Valuable Player.

For the first time ever, Major League Baseball plans to give out the final awards of the season on live TV.

The MLB Network will air the Baseball Writers' Association of America's choices of the best baseball had to offer in 2012 on four consecutive nights at 6 p.m. ET beginning on Monday.

Ballots were submitted at the end of the regular season, so Bochy and Posey's post-season prowess will not count.

Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Awards will be presented on Monday for both the American League and the National League, both Manager of the Year Awards will come Tuesday, the Cy Young Awards are on Wednesday and the Most Valuable Player Awards are on Thursday.

Here are the finalists:

American League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award

  • OF Yoenis Cespedes, Athletics
  • RHP Yu Darvish, Rangers
  • OF Mike Trout, Angels

National League Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award

  • 3B Todd Frazier, Reds
  • OF Bryce Harper, Nationals
  • LHP Wade Miley, D-backs

AL Manager of the Year Award

  • Bob Melvin, Athletics
  • Buck Showalter, Orioles
  • Robin Ventura, White Sox

NL Manager of the Year Award 

  • Dusty Baker, Reds
  • Bruce Bochy, Giants
  • Davey Johnson, Nationals

AL Cy Young Award

  • LHP David Price, Rays
  • RHP Justin Verlander, Tigers
  • RHP Jered Weaver, Angels

NL Cy Young Award

  • RHP R.A. Dickey, Mets
  • LHP Gio Gonzalez, Nationals
  • LHP Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers

AL Most Valuable Player Award

  • Adrian Beltre, Rangers
  • Miguel Cabrera, Tigers
  • Robinson Cano, Yankees
  • Josh Hamilton, Rangers
  • Mike Trout, Angels  

NL Most Valuable Player Award 

  • Ryan Braun, Brewers
  • Chase Headley, Padres
  • Andrew McCutchen, Pirates
  • Yadier Molina, Cardinals
  • Buster Posey, Giants
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