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November 16, 2009

Ron Washington's reaction to ROY voting

I got the Texas manager on the phone today and when I asked him who he thought won the award, his response was, "a pitcher, right?"

Washington didn't agree with Andrus finishing second to Oakland reliever Andrew Bailey. He said Andrus' ability to play every day was more important than anything a pitcher does for a team. "I thought maybe Elvis had a chance to win it," Washington said. "He played every day. He held our defense together. He got big hits. He did a lot of good things. To finish second to a pitcher? I always believe they should have different awards for pitchers and position player. He did it every day."

- Anthony Andro


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