Alcides Escobar will be a rookie again in 2010 being that he was under the 130 cumulative at bats and 45 day roster limits. Escobar checked in with 125 AB and 19 days on the roster prior to the September call up period. This means he can win rookie of the year next season while he collects his first of many Gold Gloves.
Gamel has exactly 130 at bats after this season, so he will no longer be a rookie. I don't expect the Brewers to put solo achievements over team success, but the season was already long over when he took his last hack to get over ther rookie mark. What's the point in that? This is the cherry on top for how they mismanaged him all year.