Figured I’d get this done and overwith. There were some tough decisions here.
1) Player of The Year:
Jhonny Peralta. He was an all-around success, performing Well on both offense and defense and exceeding expectations in both areas.
2) Pitcher of the Year:
Adam Wainwright. 20-8, 2.38 ERA. Enough said.
3) Game Of The Year:
Wainwright’s One Hitter.
4) Surprising Player Of The Year:
5) Disappointing Player Of The Year:
6) Rookie Of The Year:
7) Acquisition Of The Year:
8) Most Anticipated Cardinal:
It was Stephen Piscotty, but the recent acquisition of Jason Heyward has left his status up in the air, so I’ll go with Rob Kaminsky instead.
9) Cardinal Moment Of The Year:
“The Big City Leap” I’m quickly becoming a fan of Adams, and I love it when he suprises people with an excellent play, like he did here.
10) Best Individual Cardinal Blog:
11) Best Team Cardinal Blog: (Cards Conclave Doesn’t Count Here)
12) Best Media Coverage:
13) Best Rookie Cardinal Blog:
Cajun Cardinal. Hard to beleive the guy running it is only 15.
Other Nominees: Baseball Geek In Galveston, Bird Tales, Gateway Sports Connection, High Sock Sunday, Red Cleat Diaries
14) Post Of The Year:
The End Of Love And A Season (Marilyn Green) I totally agree with her view of Mike Matheny.
Other Nominees: Doctor’s Prescription: A Daily Dose Of Baseball (Doug Vollet), The Dawn Of The Stephen Piscotty Era In Right Field (Daniel Solzman), The Lynning: Fact Or Fiction? (Daniel Shoptaw), The Outfield Chronicles: A Conversation (Christine Coleman), Thinking Of Playoff Baseball (Dan Buffa)
15) Best UCB Project:
Bloggers As Players: One of the funnest things I’ve done as a blogger, and I hope we do it again.
Other Nominees: Cardinals Hall Of Fame Voting, Mailbag, Roundtables
16) Best UCB Podcast:
UCB Radio Hour
Other Nominees: Conversations with C70, Gateway To Baseball Heaven
17) Best Non-UCB Podcast
St. Louis Cardinals Extras (MLB.com)
Best Podcast In Baseball, Viva El Birdos Podcast
18) Best Twitterer