Monday, November 10, 2014
ABREU & DEGROM WIN ROOKIE OF THE YEAR AWARDS!
In the National League it was Mets stud, Jacob DeGrom.
No big surprise here, the kid was great for the Mets. He may have been the only real bright spot for them this season.
For the American League, it was Jose Abreu of the Chicago White Sox. According to Hardball Talk, the dude won unanimously...
"Jose Abreu, who finished third in the AL in homers and first in slugging percentage last season, was the unanimous choice for the AL Rookie of the Year award, announced Monday.
Abreu topped Angels starter Matt Shoemaker and Yankees setup man Dellin Betances for the award in a strong class of AL rookies. Any one of those three, Collin McHugh, Masahiro Tanaka and Yordano Ventura probably would have won the award in 2013 over 88 games of Wil Myers... Betances got seven second-place votes and was named on 13 ballots."
Again, no big surprise, although you always root for the hometown guy and Betances earned it this season, there was just someone in his way. To be honest, if Abreu wasn't on the list, Betances would have had a better shot, plain, simple and obvious, I know.
Congrats to the winners.