The results are in and the 2006 MLB Rookies of the Year are Hanley Ramirez of the Marlins and Justin Verlander of the Tigers.
In case you missed it - here are two very good looks at the AL race.
The first is a roundtable of writers from the cities of the top candidates and all of them correctly picked Velander as the winner.
The second is a look at the how the case for Jon Papelbon went from slam dunk to DL. Papelbon foresaw the results in the AL:
“I think Verlander’s got it,” Papelbon said prior to the Red Sox season finale Oct. 1. “If Verlander doesn’t win it, then I’d be very, very surprised. He’s [been a] great pitcher this year for the Detroit Tigers and I think me getting hurt is really going to affect those voting.”