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The reigning National League most valuable player is a finalist for this year's award.For the first time ever, Major League Baseball and the Baseball Writers Association of America announced finalists for the MVP and Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun among the five announced in the National League. Finalists were also reveled in both leagues for the Cy Young, Manager of the Year and the Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year.Five finalists were announced for MVP, while just the top three were announced for the other awards because writers voting for MVP submit 10 names on their ballot, but only five for the rest.Joining Braun as finalists for National League MVP are San Francisco catcher Buster Posey, Pittsburgh centerfielder Andrew McCutchen, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and San Diego third baseman Chase Headley.Braun, 28, finished third in the NL batting race with a .319 average, hit a league-leading 41 home runs and finished second in the league with 112 RBI. Considered a longshot, Brewers outfielder Norichika Aoki was not named a finalist for National League Rookie of the Year.The BBWAA will announce the winner of the awards next week on MLB Network, beginning with the AL and NL Jackie Robinson Rookie of the Year Award on Monday. The AL and NL Managers of the Year will be announced Tuesday, AL and NL Cy Young Awards on Wednesday and the MVP awards coming Thursday. Follow Andrew Gruman on Twitter.
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Did Milwaukee Brewers star left fielder Ryan Braun pop the question to model girlfriend Larisa Fraser?
The website Busted Coverage found a clue in Fraser's blog that makes it pretty evident the couple is engaged. In a Saturday post, Fraser says "After a fridge loading Costco Trip it was time to feed the boyfriend--fiance (I'm still not used to that)."
Ryan Braun is engaged to Larisa Fraser.
I'll let that sink in for a moment for my female readers.
(flips through a magazine)
(looking at my non-existant watch)
(asking if you're alright in there)
Alright, we good? Good.
Ryan Braun is engaged to Larisa Fraser, his model girlfriend of a couple of years now. We know this because the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel...
For the fifth consecutive season, Milwaukee Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun is taking home a Silver Slugger Award.
Given to the best offensive player at each position and voted on by managers and coaches, Braun is joined by Pittsburgh center fielder Andrew McCutchen and Cincinnati right fielder Jay Bruce as the National League's outfielders.
Braun, 28, hit .319 with a NL-leading...
For the fifth-straight year, Brewers leftfielder Ryan Braun has won the Silver Slugger Award. Braun, 28, crushed the ball in 2012 to the tune of a .319 batting average, 191 hits (including 36 doubles, three triples and 41 homers), a .987 OPS and 112 RBI. This production from Braun was a welcome sight for Brewers fans who hoped he’d be able to replicate his typical brawny production...
Newly signed Michael Olmsted could provide a lift for Crew.While cutting ties with some of the mainstays from the 2012 bullpen in recent days, the Milwaukee Brewers have also added a bunch of new guys, mostly on minor league deals with invites to spring training. In no particular order, the Brewers have brought on board the following relievers: Jairo Asencio, Frankie De La Cruz...
It seems like in sports, you hear it every day: “The superstar athlete is dating the supermodel.” While that might get old for some people, Ryan Braun is certainly not one of them.
Braun, the Milwauke Brewers’ star outfielder and 2011 National League MVP, is now engaged to Lingerie model Larisa Fraser.
Fraser leaked the news herself when she posted on her healthy living blog...
The pursuit of relief help could take the Angels to the Pacific Rim, with General Manager Jerry Dipoto confirming on Thursday that there is a mutual interest between the team and free-agent closer Kyuji Fujikawa.
Theres an attraction there for the player and for us, Dipoto said of Fujikawa, who has expressed a desire to play on the West Coast. Ive seen him pitch quite a bit through...
Money will be an issue for the Milwaukee Brewers this
offseason, making them a long shot to sign free agent outfielder Josh Hamilton,
reports Jon Heyman of CBSSports.com.
no surprise, $ an issue for milw. asked if they're a long shot for hamilton, melvin said "very." hope may be market, narron
— Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) November 6, 2012