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Blue Jays outfielder Jose Bautista earned his second straight Hank Aaron Award on Monday, given annually to the top hitter in each league as voted on by fans and media.

Bautista, Kemp are Hank Aaron Award winners

Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers were named as recipients of the Hank Aaron Award, given annually to the outstanding performers in each league. Bautista became just the third player to repeat as winner of the award, which is selected by voting from fans and a chosen group of Hall of Fame members. Bautista led the majors with 43 home...

Blue Jays Change Policy, Won't Allow Manager John Farrell to Leave for Lateral Move With Red Sox

Previously, if you no longer wanted to be a part of the Toronto Blue Jays organization, you were free to leave. With manager John Farrell's name being hotly discussed as a potential candidate to fill the vacancy in Boston, the club is changing its rules. Blue Jays president Paul Beeston and general manager Alex Anthopoulos issued a joint statement that made it clear that the...

Toronto will let Farrell leave if he wants to

Yesterday the Globe's Pete Abraham tweeted something interesting: "Here's what's interesting about the John Farrell rumors: Nobody has said no." It's a good point. Plenty of people are speculating whether he'd be interested in returning to the Boston bench, this time as Tito's replacement, as he was once thought to be. Farrell's been asked...

Bautista: No problem with Verlander eligible for AL MVP

Jose Bautista of the Toronto Blue Jays and Matt Kemp of the Los Angeles Dodgers, each presented with the Hank Aaron Award for offensive excellence Monday, said they also deserve to win their respective MVP awards this season.

Blue Jays: Farrell can't leave laterally to Red Sox

The Toronto Blue Jays are keeping manager John Farrell under wraps. The Blue Jays issued a statement on Tuesday which declared that employees will not be permitted to leave for the same job in another organization. The decree essentially blocks a move by Farrell to the AL East rival Boston Red Sox. "Due to the distraction caused by media speculation regarding our employee...

Jays change policy; Farrell not going anywhere

On Tuesday, amidst rampant rumors that the Red Sox might be interested in bringing John Farrell back to his former organization, Toronto announced a change in its employee policy. The Blue Jays made it clear that Farrell will not be managing their American League East rivals any time soon.

Blue Jays won't let Farrell manage Red Sox

TORONTO -- The Toronto Blue Jays don’t intend to let manager John Farrell leave for the same job with the Boston Red Sox. The Jays issued a statement Tuesday that said employees won’t be permitted to leave for the same job in another organization — essentially blocking a move...

Blue Jays: Farrell can't leave for Red Sox

TORONTO (AP) - The Toronto Blue Jays say manager John Farrell can't leave for the same job with the Boston Red Sox.The Jays issued a statement Tuesday saying employees won't be permitted to leave for the same job in another organization _ essentially blocking a move by Farrell back to ...

Red Sox Managerial Links: Farrell, Blue Jays

The Red Sox announced that they will introduce Ben Cherington as their new GM tomorrow. Now that the Red Sox have resolved the uncertainty in their front office, it's time to find a new manager. Here are the latest links on the subject: Joel Sherman of the New York Post hears that Blue Jays manager John Farrell would be desired in Boston, under Cherington, and in Chicago...

Bautista, Kemp take home Hank Aaron Awards

Award Winners

Jose Bautista and Matt Kemp won the Hank Aaron Award as the best offensive players in each league. Congratulations to both on outstanding seasons!

Kemp, Bautista win Hank Aaron award; Kemp will work with Fowler this winter

ARLINGTON, Texas — Lost in the daily legal briefs, motions, sidebars and rulings, Matt Kemp had one heck of a season for the Los Angeles Dodgers. The center fielder led the National League in home runs (39), RBIs (126) and runs scored (115), leading to his first-ever Hank Aaron Award on Monday. Toronto’s Jose Bautista won for the second consecutive season in the American League...

NL homer, RBI champ Kemp wins Aaron Award

The Awards season has started nicely for Dodgers center fielder Matt Kemp, who on Monday was named winner of the 2011 Hank Aaron Award as the most outstanding offensive player in the National League.
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