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HBT Daily: Jose Fernandez is the Rookie of the Year, right?

Sep 12, 2013, 1:15 PM EDT

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If he doesn’t win it, the award ain’t worth spit.

  1. proudlycanadian - Sep 12, 2013 at 1:19 PM

    It depends on the type of spit. Whale spit can sometimes be quite valuable; however, I would avoid Black Widow Spider spit.

    • rje49 - Sep 12, 2013 at 3:29 PM

      No, he means the spit Fernandez spat on 3rd base last night after Johnson said something to him as he rounded 3rd base.

  2. stex52 - Sep 12, 2013 at 1:21 PM

    The kid is great and his stats deserve it. But I wouldn’t lose too much sleep if Yasiel Puig or Shelby Miller eked it out.

    • jrobitaille23 - Sep 12, 2013 at 2:40 PM

      Shelby Miller should not be in the conversation really

    • moogro - Sep 12, 2013 at 3:55 PM

      “Eke out” means to augment, or to extend or stretch out (an existence). Maybe you meant to say squeak out.

      • stex52 - Sep 12, 2013 at 5:29 PM

        No actually, I meant it along the lines of stretching the vote out on himself to where he could take it. Perhaps a little unorthodox usage in your mind, but that was the idea.

  3. okwhitefalcon - Sep 12, 2013 at 1:29 PM

    Beat writers stumping for home town guys, bloggers condescendingly debating “value”, daily Brian Kenney twitter and MLB Network meltdowns etc…

    It’s officially the silly (awards) season – yippee!

  4. stoutfiles - Sep 12, 2013 at 2:17 PM

    Fernandez plays in a no-pressure situation. I would take Puig for the turnaround job he did on the Dodgers. It’s not all about numbers.

    But if it IS about numbers, the award was ruined last year with Harper winning it.

    .270 BA, 22 HR, 59 RBI. I wouldn’t call that award-winning, but he won because he’s Bryce Harper and the Nats had a great year. Again, it’s not all about numbers.

    • paperlions - Sep 12, 2013 at 3:07 PM

      I have no idea what you think you are talking about….and it doesn’t appear that you do either.

      First, there have been dozens of horrible selections for ROY awards. Second, the numbers are a record of what happened, and what happened is what is being judged. Third, feel free to point out all of the more deserving candidates that should have won instead of Harper. Finally, if you really want to evaluate a player’s contributions, you need to stop restricting yourself to triple crown stats.

      • stoutfiles - Sep 13, 2013 at 8:30 AM

        I’m saying that being a good player on a great team ususally gets you ROY. Being a great player on a lousy team ususally doesn’t. If you don’t agree with that, then the award doesn’t mean spit. I just cited the most recent example.

  5. coloradogolfcoupons - Sep 12, 2013 at 2:25 PM

    As a former pitcher, Fernandez gets my vote. As a fan, watching Puig turn LA back into a baseball hotbed has also been pretty special, and he may be the only player in baseball with a better arm than Fernandez now that Matt Harvey has the ELBOW. As to which player has the better future, it will be fun to watch it play out.

  6. sethlaurence75 - Sep 12, 2013 at 3:58 PM

    I disagree Fernandez is hte ROTY… Hard to pick a pitcher who’s getting shut down early over a position player who’s rejuvenated a team that was underperfoming…

  7. moseskkim - Sep 12, 2013 at 8:13 PM

    Personally think Hyun jin ryu should be ROY.. Might be because I’m korean.. Hmm yeah it’s cuz I’m korean haha. He’s had a great year though!! But hats off to keed and puig. Amazing rookie seasons

  8. sheriffpeyton18 - Sep 13, 2013 at 6:42 AM

    What about puig?

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