great gretzky wrote:whether they played professionally elsewhere is irrelevant in my opinion. They are still rookies in the most diffiuclt league in the planet. MLB is a step up from every other league on the planet so I would have had zero problem with matsui winning it -- other than the fact that it should have been webb in my opinion. I think anti yankee backlash had something to do with it.
Technically, minor leaguers play "professionally". should they be ineligible? If you are new to MLB, then you are a rookie.
webb is in the NL. they have one for each league. dontrelle willis got the NL one with stats not as good as webb.