More team awards have been doled out, and the recipients will be honored at the Sluggers of the West Awards Dinner on Jan. 23 (call 817-436-5933 for ticket info.) Vicente Padilla is the Rangers' Pitcher of the Year, and manager Ron Washington has won the Harold McKinney Good Guy Award. Padilla was an obvious choice, and while the Good Guy Award often goes to players, Washington displayed his character in the face of the Rangers' bad start and is just a good guy. Makes sense to me.
-- Jeff Wilson