Tag Archives: Rookie of the Year

Porcello adds exit on New Jersey Cy-way

The brotherhood of New Jersey-born ballplayers isn’t a small one. With 432 Major Leaguers to date (according to Baseball-Reference), it ranks 10th all-time among states. But Rick Porcello — born in Morristown, and a product of Seton Hall Prep — last night joined a more exclusive club of two: He and the Dodgers’ Don Newcombe are

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Quick thoughts: 2010 Rookies of the Year

Kudos to Buster Posey and Neftali Feliz — and to the Baseball Writers Association of America members who voted them the 2010 Rookies of the Year. I think they got it right (well, except for the two who each left one of them off his ballot). I’m no Heyward hater, at least other than the

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Verlander expected, but Ramirez a surprise ROY

Justin Verlander as American League Rookie of the Year wasn’t too surprising — as the margin of victory showed — but Hanley Ramirez’s NL ROY was quite the upset. Sure, he was considered a contender, but that description usually came with a caveat along the lines of “after Dan Uggla and Ryan Zimmerman.” Clearly, Ramirez

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Rookie of the Year Awards upon us

I’ve given up the New Jersey minor league blog I’ve been attempting to write for NJ.com, so hopefully I’ll have more energy and inspiration to write here. We shall see. But the postseason awards are upon us — the Rookies of the Year will be announced tomorrow. To me, one seems obvious, the other an

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Six-for-six on awards picks.

Six for six. That’d be a pretty good day at the plate. It’s also not a bad showing in predicting the 2005 Baseball Writers’ Association of America awards. Admittedly, the two toughest to predict will be announced next week: American League Most Valuable Player on Monday and the NL version on Tuesday. But though I

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