My Preseason AL Rookie of the Year Pick: Travis Snider AL Rookie of the Year Winner: Andrew Bailey Here is what I wrote back in August about the AL Rookie of the Year Award. ôOnce I looked deeper into the numbers, I have realized there might not be a better choice than the Oakland AÆs closer. His biggest competition will come from Elvis Andrus, Gordon Beckham, and fellow pitcher Rick Porcello. David Price and Matt Wieters will get some votes as well because voters will look at the names instead of the numbers.ö -snip- ôI know itÆs hard to compare closers versus position players, but if I had a vote, I would vote for Bailey. Despite playing on a bad AÆs team, he has had a great season, has been a stud at the end of games,áand I think it should be recognized.ö Well today, the ...
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