Baseball has named its finalists for its top awards. Four of them are Cubs.
Kris Bryant is one of three finalists for the National League’s MVP award. The others are Daniel Murphy of the Mets and Corey Seager of the Dodgers. Bryant his 39 homers and he drove in 102 runs this season.
Kyle Hendricks and Jon Lester are finalists for the NL Cy Young Award along with Nationals pitcher Max Scherzer. Hendricks won 16 games this season and he had a 2.13 ERA. Lester won 19 games with an ERA of 2.44.
Joe Maddon is a finalist for the NL Manager of the Year award along with the Dodgers Dave Roberts and the Nationals Dusty Baker. Maddon guided the Cubs to an MLB best 103 wins during the regular season.
The winners will be announced next week.