Updated: Nov 11, 2003, 11:52 AM

Vote: The Rookies of the Year

Hideki Matsui is in his first season in the bigs after playing 10 years in Japan.
Another year, another debate about whether a Japanese star should be eligible for the Rookie of the Year award.

Here's the question:

Would the Rookie of the Year award be an honor to Hideki Matsui, or an insult? Would it be a pat on the back for making the transition to the major leagues, or would it suggest that Japanese baseball is inferior to baseball in North America?

We want SportsNation's opinion on this thorny question. And, while you're at it, tell us who should win the award in each league.

Cast your vote below.


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