Colorado Rockies 2014: End Of Season Awards

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May 1, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Colorado Rockies first baseman Justin Morneau (33) during the game against the New York Mets at Coors Field. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

Silver Slugger: Justin Morneau, 1B.

Although I disagree with the way the Colorado Rockies handled Morneau sitting the remaining two games to clinch the National League Batting Title, the 33-year-old had one remarkable season; his first in a Rockies uniform.

Many were quick to jump ship on Morneau, saying he wouldn’t be his former MVP self. Well, Coors Field helped him a little bit in regaining confidence, that’s for sure.

Justin led the Rockies and the National League in batting average, hitting .319 with 32 doubles, 3 triples, 17 home runs, and 82 RBI’s. One thing that stood out that I’ve mentioned plenty of times, is the fact that Morneau only struck out 60 times over a span of 502 at-bats.

Morneau, who turns 34 next May, was a steal in free agency for the Rockies, who needed a replacement at first base after longtime Rockie Todd Helton retired after 17 seasons. Tip of the cap to Morneau and the season he had, as well as the National League Batting Title.

Well deserved.