Monday, November 10, 2008

Soto Named ROY!

Geovany Soto became the first rookie catcher to start for the National League in the All-Star game and became the first catcher to win the Rookie of the Year award and lead his team to the playoffs in the same season. The last to win the award for a catcher was the talented Mike Piazza, which was 15 years ago. Soto received 31 or 32 first place votes with Joey Votto receiving the other first place vote. Evan Longoria won the honors in the AL.

Congratulations Geo!

2 comments:

Nick I Cub Fan said...

Soto getting the ROY is good news.
Holliday not going to the cardinals
is great news. Hope we get Peavy and Furcal. I too think you do a super job on the hot stove cubbies.

acw said...

No brainer there, I just want to know who the voter is that thought Votto was better than Soto. Soto plays catcher for 141 games (Amazing #) this year, handles the second best pitching staff in the NL, and he doesn't hit in Cincy's cracker box stadium. The wind was blowing in at Wrigley an amazing amount this year.
ACW