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AL Rookie of the Year?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by Shaggy, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I didn't start a poll because I think there are too many candidates, but who would be your 1-2-3 for AL Rookie of the Year?

    It's not easy, there are plenty of good rookies this year. Here's a rough list:

    Evan Longoria, Tampa Bay
    Brad Ziegler, Oakland
    Joba Chamberlain, New York
    Jacoby Ellsbury, Boston
    Mike Aviles, Kansas City
    Armando Gallaraga, Detroit
    David Murphy, Texas
    Alexei Ramirez, Chicago

    Fill out your ballot.
  2. GB-Hack

    GB-Hack Active Member

    Longoria - Murphy - Ellsbury
  3. Gold

    Gold Active Member

    Is Chamberlain eligible for Rookie of the Year? I thought he might have pitched too many innings.
  4. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    I think my ballot would be

    1. Longoria
    2. Ellsbury
    3. Murphy

    Mike Aviles and Brad Ziegler have a strong chance of playing their way into the top three, though.
  5. BYH

    BYH Active Member

    Joba's a rookie. The 45 days only apply to days prior to roster expansion Sept. 1.

    The Longoria injury makes things interesting. if he's back in two weeks, he'll win it. If he's out for a month...who knows? But the guy who would have profited most from the Longoria injury, Murphy, is hurt too.

    I'd go Longoria--Ramirez--Ziegler, presuming that Murphy is out for most of a month. If Murphy gets back in a hurry, put him 2nd.
  6. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Pat Listach.
  7. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    If Ziegler goes the entire season without allowing a run, say, 55 innings....does he warrant a first-place vote?

    I don't think he will, but it's a hell of a hypothetical.
  8. even if longoria is gone for the rest of the year, he's still gotta be no. 1. he's been a very key part of the rays' success.
  9. Walter_Sobchak

    Walter_Sobchak Active Member

    Longoria, Aviles, Ziegler
  10. Beaker

    Beaker Active Member

    Longoria, Ellsbury, Murphy
  11. Diabeetus

    Diabeetus Active Member

    Longoria, Gallaraga, Murphy.

    I think I remember something saying Aviles won't have enough AB to be eligible, otherwise he'd definitely be in consideration.
  12. Shaggy

    Shaggy Guest

    Aviles will be eligible for ROY, he won't be eligible for the batting title.

    Too bad, he's hitting .333.
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