Congratulations to Jose Fernandez for being named the 2013 National League Rookie of the Year!
WOW! @officialBBWAA Finalists for NL Cy Young: Jose Fernandez, Marlins; Clayton Kershaw, Dodgers; Adam Wainwright, Cardinals.
Marlins pitcher Mark Buehrle has won a Gold Glove award for the 4th consecutive year. Buehrle becomes the 5th Marlin to win a Gold Glove, joining Charles Johnson (1995, 1996, 1997), Luis Castillo (2003, 2004, 2005), Derrek Lee (2003) and Mike Lowell (2005)
Despite a turbulent month, where the Marlins lost both their manager and significant ground in the NL East, Josh Johnson was named the NL Pitcher of the Month and Gaby Sanchez was named the NL Rookie of the Month. Congrats to both on well deserved awards.
Andre Dawson has finally been elected to the baseball Hall of Fame.
“The Hawk”, who finished out his career with the marlins in 1995 and 1996 and is currently a member of the Marlins front office is a former NL MVP and ROY. He was an eight-time all star, retired with 438 home runs and 1,591 RBI.
A Miami native, Dawson becomes the first Marlins player inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Update: Dawson received 77.9% of the vote.
Chris Coghlan has earned a well deserved recognition after being named the National League Rookie of the Year. Coghlan’s rookie year started in May and took off after the All-Star game when he lead all of baseball in hits and batting average.
While this year’s NL rookie crop was very strong, Coghlan’s record setting run in August and September combined with his overall .321 average (as well as 9 homeruns and 47 RBIs) pushed him over the edge. Coghlan’s patient and consistent approach at the plate made him a strong presence in the Marlins’ lead-off spot. He quickly began to accumulate multi-hit games and avoided long slumps. He recorded 47 his in both August and September, the most the league has seen in 30 years.
Coghlan edged out J.A. Happ of the Phillies 105-94 after receiving 17 first-place votes, 6 second-place votes, and 2 third-place votes. Amazingly, he still won even though he wasn’t named on 7 ballots (while Happ was named on all 32).
Coghlan is the third Marlin to win the ROY aware, joining Dontrelle Willis and Hanley Ramirez.
Congrats to Josh on a great start. Sunday’s game played a big role in this decision.
Rich and Tommy just reported that Hanley Ramirez has been named the National League Player of the Month for June. He is the first Marlin to win this award since Jeff Conine in 1995. More details to follow.
Update: Here is the official announcement.
Ramirez, who leads all NL shortstops in votes for the All-Star Game, hit .298 (34-114), with six doubles, a triple, 10 home runs, 13 RBIs and 27 runs scored in June. Ramirez, who added 13 walks and was 7-for-7 in stolen base attempts, led the NL in home runs, runs scored and total bases (72) over the month.
Congrats to Ricky Nolasco who was named the National League Co-Player of the Week (he is sharing the award with some guy from the Pirates).
Ricky went 2-0 this week with a 1.23 ERA, dominating two good teams (Philadelphia and Tampa Bay). In last night’s game against Tampa, he struck out 12 and was one out away from the Marlins’ first complete game since 1962 [Update: For those who didn’t realize it, that was a joke. The Marlins are on course to set the MLB record for the most consecutive games without a complete game. The last Marlins complete game was on September 10, 2006 when Dontrelle Willis shutout the Phillies 3-0]..