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Davey Johnson named NL Manager of the Year
Congrats, Davey. Now, time to finish that unfinished business before riding off into the sunset. Wonder if Davey called Jim Riggleman yet to thank him for quitting back in 2011?
(Screencap of Davey Johnson via MLB Network)
Here's the official release from the Nationals:
NATIONALS DAVEY JOHNSON NAMEDNL MANAGER OF THE YEAR BY BBWAAJOHNSON EARNS TOP MANAGERIAL AWARD 15 YEARS AFTER CLAIMING AL VERSION IN ‘97 Washington Nationals field manager Davey Johnson tonight was named National League Manager of the Year by the Baseball Writers Association of America. In 2012, Johnson’s first full season as Nationals skipper, he led Washington to an MLB-leading 98 wins, an NL East title and DC’s first postseason berth in 79 years. The Nationals either led the NL East or shared its top spot for all but 10 days this season, and by season’s end, owned the best run differential (+137) in MLB. Along the
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Pic below is the view from Strasburg's seats via at Tweet by @stras37 himself ("Battle at the midway! #goaztecs"...
Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez with about two posts per week until Spring Training. Enjoy.
Outfielder Corey Brown was one of the reasons...
Davey Johnson has been chosen as the NL Manager of the Year after guiding the Washington Nationals to the best record in the major leagues.
Johnson easily won Tuesday in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
Johnson, who turns 70 in January, was picked for the second time. He was the AL's top manager in 1997 while with Baltimore - that honor came hours...
Bryce Harper is National League Rookie of the Year.
Youngest position player to win NL ROY, first National...congrats, kid.
Seems like only yesterday Harper was making his Major League debut in LA and getting mooned by Dodgers fans in the process...
(Headline swiped from @BallWonk. Screencap of Bryce Harper via MLB Network)
Here's the official release from the Nationals...
And so, the Nats were denied the ROY/MOY/Cy trifecta...Gio Gonzalez finishes third in NL Cy Young Award voting.
Congrats to R.A. Dickey.
(Screencap of Gio Gonzalez via MLB Network)
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Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the Oakland Athletics have been chosen as managers of the year.
Johnson easily won the NL honor on Tuesday after the Nationals bolted to the best record in baseball. Melvin was picked narrowly for the AL award over Baltimore's Buck Showalter in voting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America.
The National League Rookie of the Year Award was won by Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. Harper, 19, burst onto the scene for a Nationals team that surprisingly won the National League East.
Harper did his share of hitting for the Nationals as he finished the season with a .270 batting average to go along with 22 home runs and 59 RBI. Harper was called up to the majors...