Major League Baseball has announced Tampa Bay Rays 3B Evan Longoria has won the AL Rookie of the Year, while in the NL, the award goes to Chicago Cubs C Geovany Soto. No real surprises here.

“I had a great year, bar none,” Longoria said. “I know I have the ability to do more.”

Longoria hit .272 with 27 bombs and 85 RBI’s in the 2008 season.

Soto, meanwhile, batted .285 with 23 HR’s and 86 RBI’s.

“It’s kind of surreal. It really hasn’t sunk in yet,” Soto said.

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