The finalists for the Baseball Writers' Association of America's annual awards were announced Tuesday night and the Orioles, predictably, were shut out.
The only question regarding the 81-81 Orioles and postseason awards was whether league home run king Chris Davis or all-around star Manny Machado would end up in the top three of American League Most Valuable Player Award voting along with front-runners Josh Donaldson of the Toronto Blue Jays and Mike Trout of the Los Angeles Angels.
Instead, Donaldson and Trout were joined by Lorenzo Cain of the Kansas City Royals as AL MVP finalists. Although it's likely Machado and Davis will receive some top-10 votes once the full ballots are revealed, only the top three were announced Tuesday for the four primary awards in each league: MVP, Cy Young, Rookie of the Year and Manager of the Year.
Last year, the Orioles had one finalist, manager Buck Showalter, who ultimately won AL Manager of the Year.
Machado hit .286 with a career-best 35 homers, 86 RBIs and 20 stolen bases in 162 games this year. He finished ninth in MVP voting in 2013.
Davis, a free agent, batted .262 with a league-best 47 homers and 117 RBIs in 2015. He was third in the AL MVP voting in 2013.
Former Orioles right-hander Jake Arrieta, who the Orioles traded to the Chicago Cubs in 2013, is one of three finalists for the National League Cy Young Award this year after going 22-6 with a 1.77 ERA in 33 starts. He's competing against a pair of Los Angeles Dodgers teammates, Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw.