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212SportsWriterMike
09-04-2011, 06:12
With all the discussion of 2011 awards, I haven't heard much mention of Ivan Nova for Rookie of the Year. Puzzling as it is, Nova HAS flown under the radar as not only one of the best rookies in the league, but has been one of the best pitchers in the league.

Ivan Nova was sent down to the minors a few months ago to make room for Phil Hughes who had been coming off the DL at the time. Reportedly Nova was upset, and rightfully so, he had pitched far better than Hughes and didn't deserve the treatment he got.

Since returning from the minors, Nova has been a man on a mission. He has won 11 of his last 12 starts, and the Bombers are 18-5 when he takes the mound this season. Those are staggering numbers that show how much of an impact Nova has had. Makes you wonder where the Yankees would be without him.

As it stands now, Nova is 15-4, an ERA of 3.89.

His last seven inning victory propelled the Yankees back to first place. Nobody can make a logical enough case why this young starter should be Rookie of the Year. No rookie has had a greater impact than Nova. It's his arm that is a major reason why the Yankees will go to the playoffs and possibly win a division in 2011.

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wolfbugs
09-04-2011, 10:08
I have to agree, Nova should be Rookie of the Year.. He has really come though for Yankees!!!

fansince87
09-04-2011, 12:16
He should be rookie of the Year. He was on his current win streak when he was sent down. He could possibly have 2 more wins than he does now!

BrooklynAncestry
09-04-2011, 22:55
I don't think he is going to win it from the sounds of things, but it would be nice.