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The National League Manger of the Year is none other then Davey Johnson who led the Washington Nationals to 98 wins during the 2012 season.
Johnson guided a young team to their first playoff appearance before losing in the NLDS to the St. Louis Cardinals.
Earlier this week the Nationals and Johnson agreed to a one year deal for 2013 after which Johnson will move back to his former role as a consultant.
The two other finalist for the awards were Cincinnati Reds manager Dusty Baker and San Fransisco Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
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In other important Washington Nationals Hot Stove news, Stephen Strasburg watched his beloved SDSU Aztecs lose to Syracuse on the USS Midway in San Diego on Sunday. Up above is a a shot of Strasburg taking in the game, courtesy of a Tweet by @MattPark1.
Pic below is the view from Strasburg's seats via at Tweet by @stras37 himself ("Battle at the midway! #goaztecs"...
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...
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...
On Tuesday, the Redlegs were once again snubbed of a major postseason award as Dusty Baker finished in second place for the National League Manager of the Year Award, which is voted upon by the Baseball Writers' Association of America (BBWAA). Washington Nationals skipper Davey Johnson took the prize after garnering 23 out of a possible 32 first-place votes and totaling 131 overall...
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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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...
Davey Johnson of the Washington Nationals and Bob Melvin of the
Oakland Athletics have been chosen as managers of the year.
Todd Frazier, also known as The Toddfather, also known as The Guy Who Somehow Filled in for Votto for Two Months, was among the top 3 names in contention for the Rookie of the Year honors this year. And, in fact, that’s just where he ended up in the competition: third.
The award ultimately went to Bryce Harper (112 pts), the 18 year old who garnered the Nationals so much attention...