Sep 7, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Marlins starting pitcher Jose Fernandez (left) chats with Marlins starting pitcher Henderson Alvarez (right) in the dugout during the sixth inning against the Washington Nationals at Marlins Park. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Marlins Way: Jose Fernandez named Sporting News NL Rookie of Year


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.

2013 Marlins Season Review: Jacob Turner | Fishstripes

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.

Miami Marlins infielder Greg Dobbs excited to be part of rebuilding process | Fishstripes

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.

Sources: AAC sets up bowl in Miami | ESPN

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.

Here on Marlin Maniac:

Former Marlins Manager Jim Leyland Stepping Down

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.

Sporting News Voters Are All-In For Jose Fernandez

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.

Tags: Dontrelle Willis Jose Fernandez Miami Marlins

comments powered by Disqus