It was a no-brainer when the New York Chapter of the BBWAA picked Jeff Francoeur as this year's winner of the "Good Guy" award for its 87th annual dinner later this month. But if there was any doubt, check out this story that Carroll Rogers did on Francoeur for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Picking up the tab for a golfiing trip to Scotland for his dad and a bunch of his friends? That's the kind of guy you want in the clubhouse - especially if you're a teammate that likes to golf.

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As for the BBWAA dinner, which features the New York Chapter's local award recipients as well as the national winners -- MVP, Cy Young, Rookie and Manager of the Year -- it is open to the public and will be held on Saturday, Jan. 23 at the New York Hilton. For the Mets, Carlos Beltran also will be honored for his charitable efforts with the Joan Payson award. Omar Minaya and Jerry Manuel also will be in attendance. The full list of NY Chapter winners is below. For more information on tickets, please contact Phil Pepe at either or by phone at 201-871-5924.

BABE RUTH Postseason MVP -- Alex Rodriguez
SID MERCER/DICK YOUNG Player of the Year -- Joe Mauer
JOAN PAYSON -- Carlos Beltran
WILLIAM J. SLOCUM/JACK LANG Long and Meritorious Service -- Don Zimmer
CASEY STENGEL You Could Look It Up -- Ron Darling
WILLIE, MICKEY AND THE DUKE -- Derek Jeter, Jorge Posada, Mariano Rivera, Andy Pettitte
JOE DiMAGGIO Toast of the Town -- Derek Jeter
MILTON RICHMAN You Gotta Have Heart -- Aaron Boone