United Cardinal Bloggers Awards Ballot – Gr33nazn

by on November 27, 2012 · 1 comment

Every year the members of the United Cardinal Bloggers (UCB) pause for a few moments to bestow honors and blah, blah, blah.  Without any more of that ado that apparently there is much of for no reason, here is my UCB Awards ballot.

  1. Player of the Year – Yadier Molina.  There can be only one, and it’s the guy who owns both an arm cannon and 2 Rawlings Platinum Glove Awards.
  2. Pitcher of the Year – Kyle Lohse.  When healthy, Lohse proved that he could take the hill every 5th game and give the Cardinals a chance to win.  Other guys were really good this year.  Lohse was great.
  3. Game of the Year – NLDS Game 5.
  4. Performance of the Year – Chris Carpenter‘s five innings against Chicago.  Carpenter, Chris.  Minus a rib and some muscle tissue.  Season ending….or not.
  5. Surprise Player of the Year – Lance Lynn.  Lynn gave the Cardinals 176.0 innings with a 3.78 ERA.  After pitching 34.2 innings in 2011 with 2 starts, he made a huge step up.
  6. Disappointing Player of the Year – Tyler Greene.  So much promise and potential…so little actual value.  Tempting to go with Marc Rzepczynski, but he really was a victim of regression as much as anything.  Expectations were perhaps a little too high for Scrabble.
  7. Rookie of the Year – Joe Kelly.
  8. Acquisition of the Year – Carlos Beltran.  Best season since 2008?  Best season since 2008.
  9. Most Anticipated Cardinal – Kolten Wong.
  10. Best Individual Cardinal Blog – C70 at the Bat
  11. Best Team Cardinal Blog – StanGraphs
  12. Best Media Blog – Bird Land
  13. Best Rookie Cardinal Blog – StanGraphs
  14. Post of the Year – On Life, Love and Baseball
  15. Best UCB Project – UCB Weekend
  16. Most Optimistic Cardinal Blog – StanGraphs
  17. Best UCB Podcast – Conversations with C70
  18. Best UCB Twitterer – @CardinalTales
Cardinals fan since I could hold a fishing pole steady. Accidental blogger. Opinionated. I could care less about what you think of me. Constantly confounded, bemused, and confuzzled (ie I'm a pc and a mac). I'm an IT infrastructure analyst with a penchant for breaking tech toys. I ate a sabermetric primer for breakfast. I love playing "All-powerful GM of MLB". The 2010 Cardinals represented a good, practical definition "cognitive dissonance". The 2011 version got by on duct tape and a prayer, and I'm fine with that. They just need new tape for #12 in 12.
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