Outstanding news from the Rays, all four infielders (James Loney, Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar, and Evan Longoria) have been named AL Gold Glove finalists at their respective positions! The winners will be announced Tuesday at 8:00 PM on ESPN2. Way to go!!!
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A few winners:
- Postseason MVP: David Freese (What?! No way!)
- “Must C” Postseason Moment: David Freese triple extends Game 6 (What?! No way!)
- Player of the Year: Matt Kemp
- Rookie of the Year: Craig Kimbrel
- Breakout Player: Ian Kennedy
2011 AL Manager of the Year
congrats Poppa Maddon!
Congrats to Shieldsy for finishing third in the AL Cy Young race on Tuesday.
Tigers Verlander took first and the Angels Weaver finished in second.
The top-five finish increased Shields’ 2012 option $500,000 to $8 million.
Congrats to Jeremy Hellickson and Craig Kimbrel for winning AL & NL Rookie of the Year!
Hellickson (13-10, 2.95 ERA) could be getting the American League Rookie of the Year award today. It will be announced at 2pm.
His competition includes Angels 1B Mark Trumbo, Mariners pitcher Michael Pineda (9-10, 3.74 ERA), and Yankees pitcher Ivan Nova (16-4, 3.70).
Kotchman was robbed. He had a MAJOR-LEAGUE LEADING .998 fielding percentage, yet Gonzalez took the Gold Glove. Wait, what?
ST. PETERSBURG — Matt Moore was named the winner of the 52nd annual J.G. Taylor Spink Award as the Topps/Minor League Player of the Year on Monday.
Tampa Bay’s prized left-hander went a combined 12-3 with a 1.92 ERA for Double-A Montgomery and Triple-A Durham. He finished second among all Minor League pitchers with 210 strikeouts and a .184 batting average against. His WHIP of 0.95 ranked third best.
The 22-year-old went 8-3 with a 2.20 ERA in 18 starts with Montgomery, including a June 16 Southern League no-hitter at Mobile. He then went 4-0 with a 1.37 ERA in nine starts with Durham in the International League.
Congrats to Papa Maddon for once again winning American League Manager of the Year.
After starting the season 0-6, the skipper managed to take the Rays to a 91-71 record.