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Hanley Ramirez wins the Sliver Slugger Award


For the second year in-a-row Hanley Ramirez has won the Sliver Slugger Award.

Thursday, Ramirez garnered his second for being the National League's best offensive shortstop as voted on by managers and coaches. He is the franchise's third two-time Silver Slugger recipient, joining Gary Sheffield (1993, 1996) and Miguel Cabrera, who won his first as an outfielder in 2005 and added another the following season as a third baseman. The only other Marlin to win a Silver Slugger was third baseman Mike Lowell in 2003.

Richly deserved.  Now before you start thinking he is going to go on a long streak of winning the award, which he might, there is something important to remember.  Troy Tulowitzki plays in Colorado and can be quite formidable and the voters of the award probably don't bother with park adjustments.

But enough about that, here is the deal, Hanley has won two in-a-row.  Congratulations Hanley!