The best starting pitcher in the game and the reigning NL Cy Young award winner Sandy Alcantara now has his own holiday! Three days ago a major event took place. What's the event? Well, I'll give you a hint... it's a day celebrating the Miami Marlins ace. Let's look at what happened and I ask you, did you celebrate SANDY ALCANTARA DAY?!
Sandy Alcantara now has his own holiday.
Sandy Alcantara was given the key to the city of Miami, by Miami mayor Francis Suarez! This was a monumental event, as players don't usually get this type of recognition. Of course, having an 8.0 WAR season (!) with a 2.28 ERA in 32 games and a Major League leading 228.2 innings is remarkable and deserves as much recognition as possible. I believe that Sandy deserved the NL MVP award along with the NL Cy Young award that he received. Think about it, he had 8.0 WAR, higher than the 7.8 produced by the St. Louis Cardinals first baseman Paul Goldschmidt.
Sandy Alcantara said this about the experience: "I think I will never forget this day, receiving that key. It's going to mean a lot for me in my life." Francis Suarez had this to say: "It's very exciting for me to be here today with one of the teams that resides in the City of Miami, that's done a magnificent job of being custodians of a property that is a very important property near and dear to our hearts in the Orange Bowl site. So we're very grateful for that."
"His dedication has influenced hundreds, if not thousands of people in our community and has established himself as a positive leader and a role model, which is another reason why we want to commend him today and celebrate his accomplishment. He exemplifies determination, perseverance, a positive attitude, he's got a great smile. He's already recruiting me to be a player on the team, and he's an incredible leader in the community and demonstrates his commitment to the city over and over again."
So, did you celebrate Sandy Alcantara day this year? Bruce Sherman should by giving him an extension that he deserves once his current one runs out.