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Jose Bautista took the baseball world by storm last year, but his 2011 campaign was arguably even more impressive. The reigning Hank Aaron Award winner in the American League has been rewarded for the banner campaign by being nominated for the award again this season.
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2011 wasn't a great offensive year for the Giants, and that's the team's biggest problem heading into the offseason.
But we can still look back at Pablo Sandoval's resurgent season last year and smile, plus hope that he ends up winning the Hank Aaron Award.
As it stands, he's the Giants nominee for the Aaron Award, which recognizes the best offensive player in...
Jose Reyes is the Mets nominee for the 2011 Hank Aaron Award.
The Hank Aaron Award, which was introduced by Major League Baseball in 1999, is given to the top performer in each league. Reyes, who won the National League Batting Title with a .337, earned his first nomination for the award. If he wins, he would be the first Met to ever win the award.
As the 2011 season wound to a close, Asdrubal Cabrera put the finishing touches on a breakout campaign defined by a sudden improvement in power. His strong showing for the Indians has earned him a nomination as Cleveland's representative for balloting for this year's Hank Aaron Award.
Miguel Cabrera came close to winning the Hank Aaron Award and American League MVP honors in 2010. He lost out in both. His numbers this year aren't going to make the same case they did last year, but he might have actually had a stronger season.
Paul Konerko once again is the White Sox nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, a coveted honor awarded annually to the best overall offensive performer in both the American League and National League.
Sorry for cramming all the latest on Jose Reyes in one post, but I think it makes it easier to sort through and debate. Here are some interesting items of note.
The Hudgens Effect
On Mets.com, Anthony DiComo credits Mets hitting coach Dave Hudgens with some of Reyes’ success this season.
Shortly after arriving in Port St. Lucie, Fla., for Spring Training in February, Jose Reyes...
There is no better candidate on the Reds for the Hank Aaron Award than the man that won it for the National League after last season -- Joey Votto.
Curtis Granderson's big season earned him the Yankees' nomination for the Hank Aaron Award, given to the league's top overall offensive performer.
The Astros' lineup has been a revolving door in the last two years, but the one constant was Carlos Lee. The slugger is the Astros' nominee for the Hank Aaron Award.
Cameron Maybin, the Padres' nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, has surpassed expectations in his first season with the team -- not just with his bat, but with his glove and feet, as well.
Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen's breakout season earned him a spot as one of the finalists for the Hank Aaron Award, an annual honor given to the top hitter in each league.
Troy Tulowitzki received a nomination for the Hank Aaron Award thanks to yet another big season at the plate.
Left fielder Alex Gordon reaped another reward for a breakthrough season Monday afternoon when he was selected as the Royals' nominee for the Hank Aaron Award, which seeks to recognize the most outstanding offensive performer in each league.
Justin Upton does not like to talk about individual honors, preferring instead to focus on his team's postseason push. But the D-backs' All-Star outfielder couldn't help but crack a smile when he heard he was Arizona's nominee for the Hank Aaron Award.