Remember Opening Day? That was three months ago already! Just like you, the season isn't as young as it once was. Also, your rent is due. With the turning of each calendar page, Camp Tiger Claw and I will be discussing our picks for:
- AL Pitcher Of The Month
- NL Pitcher Of The Month
- AL Position Player Of The Month
- NL Position Player Of The Month
- Biggest Surprise Of The Month
June was fun. In the American League Central, the Detroit Tigers fought their way back into contention while the Cleveland Indians fell behind the Kansas City Royals for last place. Over in the East, the Red Sox and Rays continue to battle it out for first place with the Yankees and Orioles barely staying afloat over .500. Out West, the Angels and A's pitching staffs continue to dominate while the Mariners fired half their staff and yet continue to pay Jose Vidro to play baseball.
In the Senior Circuit, no team was hotter than the...uhh....well no team was really hot, thanks to interleague play. The NL got their asses handed to them on a platter by the AL teams, especially the East-leading Phillies. In the West, Arizona plummeted to a .500 record but hang onto a good-sized lead because the rest of their division eats it way harder.
Enough already. Let's peep these picks, after the jump...