Yonder Alonso Loses Out On NL Rookie Of The Year Award


Screw you Baseball Writers’ Association of America for not picking Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso for National League Rookie of the Year.

Instead, you picked the just turned 20-year-old, Bryce Harper. The same Bryce Harper who the media portrayed as “cocky” but soon fell in love with. Who knows why? maybe it’s his boyish smile, or the fact that he isn’t even old enough to drink.

Sep 10, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; San Diego Padres first baseman Yonder Alonso (23) yells after hitting an RBI single during the fourth inning against the St. Louis Cardinals at Petco Park. Mandatory Credit: Jake Roth-US PRESSWIRE

What does Harper have on Alonso? All Alonso did was go out and lead the league in doubles, and most importantly, he’s a player on my favorite team, so that should be a good enough reason as to why Alonso should have been Rookie of Year.

In all seriousness, congratulations to Bryce Harper for winning this year’s National League Rookie of the Year. I’m sure Alonso would have liked to win the award but he has his eye on a bigger prize. I’m not talking about an award but maybe a ring?

Also, congrats to Mike Trout for being named the American League Rookie of the Year.

Other candidates for National Rookie of the Year were: Wade Miley of the Arizona Diamondbacks, Wilin Rosario of the Coloardo Rockies, and Todd Frazier of the Cincinnati Reds.