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Chris Coghlan Named NL Rookie of the Year

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.

Florida Marlins outfielder Chris Coghlan is the National League Rookie of the Year, and Oakland Athletics closer Andrew Bailey is the AL winner.

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).

Congratulations, Chris!