The Baseball Writers Association of America has spoken, and we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Chris Coghlan is the 2009 NL Rookie of the Year.
Coghlan edged Philadelphia Phillies pitcher J.A. Happ in a close race, receiving 17 first-place votes and 105 points Monday in balloting by the Baseball Writers' Association of America. Happ, the only player picked on all 32 ballots, had 10 first-place votes and 94 points.
All is right with the world (or at least with this one tiny part of it).