The fans weren’t the only people who were upset over New York Yankees third baseman Miguel Andujar not coming home with the Rookie of the Year award Monday.
After seeing the Boston Red Sox winning the World Series this season, New York Yankees fans were hoping to have some hardware of their own with Miguel Andujar.
However, Andujar fell short of winning the AL Rookie of the Year award, which was voted on by the Baseball Writers’ Association of America. Instead, he lost to Shohei Ohtani, the two-way player who has captured the attention of every baseball fan.
We can argue all we want but the fact of the matter is that Ohtani put together an impressive season. However, Miguel Andujar definitely could have come away with the award and put together a stellar campaign that deserved recognition by the writers.
With Yankees fans taking up pitchforks on social media sites over the clear bias against the Yankees, they aren’t the only ones upset. In fact, several of Andujar’s teammates went to Twitter to express their own opinions.
— Sir Didi Gregorius (@DidiG18) November 13, 2018
While Didi Gregorius doesn’t flat-out say it, you know this what he’s referring to. And honestly, Gregorius is right.
Andujar was brilliant, posting a .297 batting average with 27 home runs and 92 RBIs. He also had 47 doubles, tying a rookie record.
I hope the writers see this tweet because, with one word, Gregorius summed it all up. Of course, Ohtani won because everyone was infatuated with him from the very beginning. Andujar came up as a surprise and certainly took the league by storm.
Nothin on the year Ohtani had but my boy Miggy got straight robbed… Smh
— Justus Sheffield (@Topsheff42) November 13, 2018
Justus Sheffield also took the popular app to express his feelings over the voting. And he was on the same page as everyone else…Andujar got robbed.
Sheffield also gave credit where credit is due, congratulating Ohtani on a great season. But we know where his loyalties lie and those would be with his third baseman.
As the days go on, I’m sure there will be more tweets. But at least we know that the squad has his back. After all, he certainly was the Rookie of the Year for the boys in pinstripes.