Originally written on Fox Sports Wisconsin  |  Last updated 10/14/14
The reigning National League most valuable player is a finalist for this year's award.For the first time ever, Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers Association of America announced finalists for the MVP and Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun among the five announced in the National League. Finalists were also reveled in both leagues for the Cy Young, Manager of the Year and the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year.Five finalists were announced for MVP, while just the top three were announced for the other awards because writers voting for MVP submit 10 names on their ballot, but only five for the rest.Joining Braun as finalists for National League MVP are San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, Pittsburgh centerfielder Andrew McCutchen, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and San Diego third baseman Chase Headley.Braun, 28, finished third in the NL batting race with a .319 average, hit a league-leading 41 home runs and finished second in the league with 112 RBI. Considered a longshot, Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki was not named a finalist for National League Rookie of the Year.The BBWAA will announce the winner of the awards next week on MLB Network, beginning with the AL and NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award on Monday. The AL and NL Managers of the Year will be announced Tuesday, AL and NL Cy Young Awards on Wednesday and the MVP awards coming Thursday. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
MORE FROM YARDBARKER

World Series: Game One live blog

Could the Seahawks have gotten more for Percy Harvin?

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

Favre delays Lambeau return due of Bart Starr’s health

Cowboys release Michael Sam from practice squad

Fan in critical condition after being beaten before Bears game

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Ben Roethlisberger rips the media

Tim Tebow: Gators don't have offensive leadership, lack heart

Colts punter asks Antonio Brown not to kick him in face

NFL: Luke Kuechly should not have been ejected

Report: Okla. St. players fell asleep in drive-thru, arrested

Oscar Pistorius sentenced to five years in prison

UEFA Champions League midway report: Groups E – H

PHOTO: Fans place Manning’s 509 football in Hall of Fame

Jets sign Jeremy Kerley to $16M 4-year extension

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Lego stadiums: turning a childhood hobby into a business

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge' and 'sizzle'

Blackhawks make leukemia patient's dream come true

College football's post-Week 8 Playoff projection

Ortiz surprised military families with World Series tickets

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Floyd Mayweather posts photo evidence of a lost bet

WATCH: Paul George takes court for first time since leg injury

MLB News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

UEFA Champions League midway report

World Series: Game One live blog

Cowboys release Michael Sam

Bayless: Kobe's sexual assault trial gave him 'edge'

10 teams that should try to trade for Yoenis Cespedes

Five storylines to watch in the 2014 World Series

Ben Roethlisberger rips media

NFL Power Rankings Week 7

Pistorius sentenced to five years

Lane Kiffin trashed in political ad

Details of War Machine's suicide letter leaked

Angry Jimbo Fisher cuts off interview

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.