Thursday, November 8, 2012

Frazier, Baker up for major awards

On Wednesday, Major League Baseball revealed its finalists for the major awards voted on by the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA). And two members of the Cincinnati Reds made the cut.

Reds rookie Todd Frazier is among three vying for National League Rookie of the Year honors. His competitors are Arizona Diamondbacks hurler Wade Miley and Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. The winner is slated to be announced next Monday (Nov. 12).

Frazier batted .273 with 19 homers and 67 RBI during his first season in the majors. He was recently recognized by his peers as the NL's top rookie for 2012, which is voted on by the MLB Players Association.

Also in the hunt for a major award is manager Dusty Baker. He along with Washington's Davey Johnson and San Francisco's Bruch Bochy are among the candidates looking to win NL Manager of the Year. That honor will be announced next Tuesday (Nov. 13).

Baker led the Redlegs to their second division title in three seasons this past year after guiding the club to a 97-65 record -- the second-best mark in the league.

To view a complete list of all the finalists for all the awards, go here.

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