Let's get away from the hot stove for one post and talk about the American League Rookie of the Year candidates. Rattling off some of the top names: Nolan Reimold, Elvis Andrus, Gordon Beckham, Brett Gardner, Andrew Bailey, Brad Bergesen, Jeff Niemann, Ricky Romero, Jose Mijares, Tommy Hunter, Rick Porcello, Brett Anderson, and Scott Richmond. Who's been the most valuable rookie in 2009? And which of these players would you most want on your team moving forward?
The last few AL ROY winners: Evan Longoria, Dustin Pedroia, Justin Verlander, Huston Street, and Bobby Crosby.