Hamilton 2nd in NL ROY

Billy Hamilton came in second for National League Rookie of the Year. Mets pitcher Jacob deGrom is the winner.

deGrom received 25 first place votes and four second-place votes from the Baseball Writers Association of America for 142 points in a 5-3-1 scoring system.

Hamilton received four first place votes, 23 second-place votes and one third-place vote for 92 points.

Kolten Wong received three second-place votes and 11 third-place votes for 14 points.

In 152 games, Hamilton batted .250/.292/.355 with six home runs, 48 RBIs, 141 hits, 72 runs and 56 stolen bases. He led all NL rookies in runs, hits, steals, RBIs, doubles, extra-base hits and total bases. He led all NL center fielders with 10 outfield assists and a .994 fielding percentage.

Where Hamilton likely lost votes was his second half slide at the plate. He was a .200 hitter with a .254 on-base percentage and 25 runs scored after the All-Star break.

More to come on MLB.com/Reds.com.


Good thoughts. But what are there chances for next year?

What is the out look for next year?

So a long-haired hippie-looking jackass pitcher from the Mets beats Billy Hamilton who played every day, had outstanding stats and brought great excitement to the game. How disgusting!!!

So a short-cropped ghetto-street type outfielder from the Mets, barely able to string together a complete, coherent sentence, finished second in the balloting. What was your point?!

…from the Reds, of course.

Agree it was the post AS slide that cost him. Looking forward to his growth next year. Will be exciting to watch. WINKER for 2015 ROY.

Winker no where close to MLB level.

I can still dream. With the current team situation what else is there to do. I hope he proves you wrong, but realistically you are probably right.

Cuddyer off the table…
There’s one fewer name on the outfield free agent market after the Mets signed Michael Cuddyer to a two-year deal worth $21 million on Monday.
Less than an hour before Cuddyer had to either accept or deny the Rockies’ one-year, $15.3 million offer, the Mets announced they’d made the deal with the outfielder, who will be 36 by Opening Day.
The Reds would have loved to have Cuddyer in left field alongside Billy Hamilton and Jay Bruce, but even before the Rockies made the qualifying offer, the team expected him to be out of its price range.

Rival execs say Reds willing to entertain offers for starters
by Larry Hartstein | CBSSports.com
November 10, 2014 10:26 pm
Rival executives say the Reds are “listening” to what teams may offer for certain members of their starting rotation, reports CBS Sports Baseball Insider Jon Heyman. Johnny Cueto, Mat Latos, Mike Leake and Alfredo Simon all are eligible for free agency after the 2015 season, though it’s unlikely the team would trade its ace, Cueto, the report said.
Heyman noted that “Latos recent history of injuries might limit his value, Leake has a decent pay day coming as a fifth-year arbitration eligible player and Simon wasn’t as good in the second half after a big beginning last year. So none of those pitchers would bring anything close to the kind of haul Cueto could potentially bring.”

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