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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.
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Bob Melvin and Davey Johnson each won their second Manager of the Year award on Tuesday.
Melvin won in a close race over Baltimore Orioles manager Buck Showalter. Melvin led the Oakland Athletics to a 94-68 record in 2012 — a drastic improvement over their 74-88 finish in 2011. Melvin narrowly beat Showalater by just eight points. Melvin earned 16 first-place votes and 12 second...
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"...
On Tuesday, Oakland A's manager Bob Melvin earned his second Manager of the Year award, becoming the sixth manager to win the award in both the American League and the National League.
There weren’t any expectations for the Athletics entering 2012.
After trading their top three players –– Andrew Bailey, Trevor Cahill and Gio Gonzalez –– over the offseason for prospects, the organization appeared destined for a 100-loss season after going 74-88 in 2011.
At one point, a losing record looked like a reality. On June 13, the Athletics were trailing the Rangers...
The Washington Nationals have 8 of the system's top prospects playing in the Arizona Fall League. The Nats prospects are assigned to the Salt River Rafters. The Rafters sit in first place with a 15-13 record and a half game lead. How are the Nats prospects faring in the AFL? We will tell you . . .
3B Anthony Rendon: Rendon is the top prospect in the Nationals...
Bartolo Colon will be welcomed back to the Oakland Athletics with no hard feelings - at least by newly crowned AL Manager of the Year Bob Melvin.
Melvin said Wednesday he is happy the right-hander will return to the club next year after his 2012 season ended with a 50-game suspension Aug. 22 for testing positive for testosterone.
Colon received a $3 million, one-year contract Nov...
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...
Major League Baseball announced that Nationals manager Davey Johnson and A's manager Bob Melvin have been named NL and AL Managers of the Year, respectively.
Washington Nationals skipper Davey Johnson won National League Manager of the Year today in a landslide, taking 23 of 32 first place votes and outdistancing his closest rival, Dusty Baker of the Cincinnati Reds, 131 to 77. Johnson joins CF Bryce Harper, who won NL Rookie of the Year yesterday, as members of the Nationals receiving postseason honors.
Johnson, 69, led the Nationals...
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...