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[Sporting News] Taveras is NL ROY

Discussion in 'Houston Astros' started by wrath_of_khan, Oct 18, 2005.

  1. wrath_of_khan

    wrath_of_khan Contributing Member

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    Glad none of those Baby Braves won it ...

    Also, Ensberg was their NL 3B.

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    Sporting News announces the 2005 Major League Baseball awards
    10/18/2005 2:42 PM ET
    MLB.com

    ST. LOUIS -- The Sporting News has selected Atlanta Braves center fielder Andruw Jones as the 2005 Major League Baseball Player of the Year. This year 498 MLB players (221 A.L., 277 N.L.) cast their votes for the annual awards, including Player of the Year, Manager of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Comeback Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year and All-Star Teams. The awards will be featured in the October 28th issue of the award-winning magazine, on sale October 19.

    A candidate for MVP honors, Jones finished the 2005 season hitting .263/.347/.575 with a major league best 51 home runs and an N.L.-high 128 RBI. The center fielder collected at least seven homers in every month since May. Jones received 194 ½ votes over Chicago Cubs' Derrek Lee (126) and St. Louis Cardinals' Albert Pujols (63).

    "Andruw Jones put together one of the most amazing individual performances we've seen in a long time when he carried the Braves for a couple of months in the middle of the season," said Sporting News Senior VP and Editorial Director John Rawlings. "He did it without the benefit of Chipper Jones for a long stretch and that makes Andruw's accomplishments even greater."

    Atlanta Braves manager Bobby Cox was named Sporting News National League Manager of the Year for the fourth consecutive season. As the Braves' all-time winningest manager, Cox, 64, led the charge as his Braves captured their 14th consecutive division title.

    The Sporting News American League Manager of the Year honor was awarded to Chicago White Sox manager Ozzie Guillen. Behind Guillen, 41, the White Sox clinched the A.L. Central with a league-best 99 wins. Instilling an aggressive approach in his team labeled Ozzieball, Guillen guided the White Sox to their first trip to the A.L. Championship Series since 1993.

    Bartolo Colon of the Los Angeles Angels and Chris Carpenter of the St. Louis Cardinals were honored as Pitchers of the Year. Rookie of the Year accolades were awarded to Huston Street of the Oakland Athletics and Willy Taveras of the Houston Astros. Jason Giambi of the New York Yankees and Ken Griffey Jr. of the Cincinnati Reds were selected as the Sporting News Comeback Players of the Year.

    SPORTING NEWS 2005 MLB AWARDS
    Major League Baseball Player of the Year

    Andruw Jones, Atlanta Braves

    NATIONAL LEAGUE

    Manager of the Year
    Bobby Cox, Atlanta Braves

    Pitcher of the Year
    Chris Carpenter, St. Louis Cardinals

    Rookie of the Year
    Willy Taveras, Houston Astros


    Comeback Player of the Year
    Ken Griffey, Jr., Cincinnati Reds

    ALL-STAR TEAM

    1B - Albert Pujols, St. Louis Cardinals

    2B - Jeff Kent, Los Angeles Dodgers

    SS - Felipe Lopez, Cincinnati Reds

    3B - Morgan Ensberg, Houston Astros

    OF - Miguel Cabrera, Florida Marlins

    OF - Ken Griffey, Jr., Cincinnati Reds

    OF - Andruw Jones, Atlanta Braves

    C - Paul Lo Duca, Los Angeles Dodgers

    Reliever - Chad Cordero, Washington Nationals

    * Relievers determined by wins plus saves.

    AMERICAN LEAGUE

    Manager of the Year
    Ozzie Guillen, Chicago White Sox

    Pitcher of the Year
    Bartolo Colon, Los Angeles Angels

    Rookie of the Year
    Huston Street, Oakland Athletics

    Comeback Player of the Year
    Jason Giambi, New York Yankees

    ALL-STAR TEAM

    1B - Mark Teixeira, Texas Rangers

    2B - Brian Roberts, Baltimore Orioles

    SS - Michael Young, Texas Rangers

    3B - Alex Rodriguez, New York Yankees

    OF - Johnny Damon, Boston Red Sox

    OF - Vladimir Guerrero, Los Angeles Angels

    OF - Manny Ramirez, Boston Red Sox

    C - Jason Varitek, Boston Red Sox

    DH - David Ortiz, Boston Red Sox

    Relievers (tie) - Mariano Rivera, New York Yankees and Joe Nathan, Minnesota Twins
     
  2. Baqui99

    Baqui99 Contributing Member

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    Nice work by Taveras. Also, props to Huston Street. Hook Em.
     
  3. FranchiseBlade

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    During the year Ensberg did step it up. He had a career year. That is great news about Willy T. Good job.
     
  4. Miguel

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    WILLAY! WOO
     
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    Ummm, this is the Sporting News ROY award, not the official major league baseball one, correct?
     
  7. Miguel

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    Sporting News does the awards IIRC.
     
  8. Ender120

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    Only thing wrong with the list is that Pettitte isn't comebacker of the year, which he definitely earned, as far as I'm concerned.


    But congrats, Willy.
     
  9. leroy

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    That's correct. The official awards (AP, I think) aren't given out until after the World Series. It is great that the Sporting News recognizes what Willy T and Morgan did this season. Hopefully the writers that make the selection took into account that Willy played the entire season. Not a June or July call-up.
     
  10. GBRocket

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    It would be nice if Ensberg could remember how to hit like the best 3B in the NL.
     
  11. SuperS32

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    Good for Willy, although Howard is probably more deserving. ;)
     
  12. Blatz

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    Way to go Taveras!!

    I think Phil Garner should be manager of the year.
     
  13. BigM

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    i think pettite is the unquestionable comeback player of the year. as good as griffey was, andy was an integral part of a playoff team and the best pitcher in baseball in the second half of the season.
     
  14. msn

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    I thought Biggio should have won in 2001 as well, but I didn't catch who actually did win it to be able to compare the two.
     
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    Biggio came up in 1988 and the ROY that year was Chris Sabo runner up was Mark Grace

    Im not sure he played enough to be considered a rookie but i believe he was.

    If not and they considered him a rookie in 1989 then the winner was Jerome Walton of the Cubs runner up was Dwight Smith also of the Cubs.

    Neither year was Biggio a runner up or even close.
     
  16. msn

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    OK--I was referring to the Comeback Player of the Year award, for which Biggio looked pretty good IMO turning in that 2001 performance after a nasty injury and reconstructive knee surgery in 2000.
     
  17. Stack24

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    Sorry my fault...
     
  18. kevwun

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    I have a hard time seeing how Andruw Jones can bat .260 something and get their MVP over Lee and Pujols.
     
  19. robbie380

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    willy had a good year but ryan howard got screwed. that guy had a monster season.
     
  20. magnetik

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    well.. he only played "half" of a season... technically
     

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