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BBWAA Jackie Robinson Rookies of the Year in the AL and NL announced tonight.
Thus begins the big-time season awards week, which MLB is milking like a fattened heifer (?). Every night at 6pm, there's an hour long live announcement special on MLB Network. Which probably means we'll find out at 6:57.
After this, it's Manager of the Year announcements tomorrow, Cy Young on Wednesday and the MVP Award Thursday, November 15.
Along with tomorrow's Manager of the Year announcement, this is one of the Reds' last two chances at MLB-sanctioned awards for 2012. I'm not deluding myself into thinking Todd Frazier is going to win this thing, though he was in it until roughly late August.
The Frazz had a white-hot .293/.352/.549 line on August 31. He took a tumble in September, a month in which Bryce Harper OPS'd over 1.000. And, as long as we're being fair, we shouldn't forget Wade Miley. He was arguably one of the 5-10 best pitchers in the NL, let alone rookies.
He also had a really good season. And even though most of us forgot he was the Reds' best prospect not too long a go, he's now an important fixture in the future of this team.
Incredibly pointless (at least in the AL) predictions