Found September 06, 2013 on Fox Sports Florida:
MIAMI -- Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson had no doubt who should win the National League Rookie of the Year Award: Miami Marlins right-hander Jose Fernandez. "To me, he's a shoo-in to win rookie of the year," Johnson said before his team faced Fernandez in Friday night's opener of a weekend series. "I know there are a lot of other good young pitchers out there ... good players ... but I think he'd be the odds-on pick right now. "He'd get my vote. I like him, he's competitive. He might be a little too fiery for me -- he might give me a little trouble with some of his emotions, but I like that. It's good." Fernandez entered Friday night's start with a 10-6 record and 2.33 ERA for the last-place Marlins. He was NL Rookie of the Month for both July and August and leads the majors with opposing batters hitting just .186. Other NL ROY contenders include outfielder Yasiel Puig and left-hander Hyun-Jin Ryu of the Los Angel...
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Thanks for the title, Megan, and my apologies for the odd Nintendo-sounding notification in the middle of the second vine. Weird. Wednesday is Mike Minor vs. Jose Fernandez. Appointment TV.
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