Jose Fernandez has joined Preston Wilson (1999), Dontrelle Willis (2003) and Dan Uggla (2006) as Marlins rookies to be named the Sporting News NL Rookie of the Year. This award is not to be confused with the National League Rookie of the Year, determined by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America, which will be announced in November, after the World Series.
Fernandez won the vote in a landslide and is still seen as the favorite to win the official Rookie of the Year Award.
In a landslide, Jose Fernandez is the National League Rookie of the Year – at least according to Sporting News. The magazine, which established the award in 1946, on Monday gave Fernandez and Rays’ outfielder Wil Myers its top rookie prizes, per voting of fellow major leaguers.
Today is a good day to remember the 1997 World Champion Florida Marlins and its skipper Jim Leyland.
Leyland has announced he will not be back as the manager of the Detroit Tigers, even though he is not retiring from baseball. He still plans to be within this organization.
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The Miami Marlins were expecting good things from a trio of young starting pitching prospects, but surprisingly it was former top prospect Jacob Turner who played the worst for the Fish in 2013.
In June, veteran infielder Greg Dobbs signed a one-year extension to remain a Marlin in 2014. Dobbs is reportedly excited to remain a part of the rebuilding process and continue to be a leader on a young team.
The American Athletic Conference will announce on Thursday the creation of the Miami Beach Bowl, to be played at Marlins Park starting in 2014, sources said.
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Multiple sources are currently reporting that the Detroit Tigers will announce that manager Jim Leyland will not be returning to the club next year. It is not clear whether or not he is retiring or just moving on to another job. Leyland will be 69 years old before next season. It is a bit of a surprising move since the Tigers made it to the World Series last year and the ALCS this year.
Today, that venerable chronicle of baseball, The Sporting News,announced their selection of Miami’s José Fernandez as the National League’s best rookie for the 2013 season.