The Rookies of the Year for both leagues were announced yesterday, and Chris Coghlan, who plays for the Florida Marlins won for the National League and Andrew Bailey (Oakland's young closer) won for the American League.
Congratulations to both men on winning the award. However, perhaps the two Orioles who might have merited some considersation for the award -- pitcher Brad Bergesen and outfielder Nolan Reimold -- didn't garner any votes.
As we know Bergesen missed signficant time after being hit on the leg with a comebacker, but if he actually finished ths season, he would have gotten some recognition. It's a little disheartening to see Nolan Reimold not get any votes, but with a strong class of rookies in 2009 such as Elvis Aundrus, Rick Porcello, Jehh Niemann, Gordon Beckham all in the mix, it's easy to see why he was overlooked.
At this point, let's just hope things get better in Birdland.