The Sully Baseball Ballot for the BBA Awards


Every year the Baseball Bloggers Alliance announces their individual awards. And as a member, I need to fill out my ballot for each prize.

I know it is the postseason now, but let’s hand out some hardware for regular season excellence.

The Connie Mack Award for Best Manager 
American League

1. Bob Melvin – Oakland Athletics
2. Buck Showalter – Baltimore Orioles
3. Joe Girardi – New York Yankees

National League
1. Bruce Bochy – San Francisco Giants
2. Davey Johnson – Washington Nationals
3. Dusty Baker – Cincinnati Reds

The Willie Mays Award for Top Rookie
American League
1. Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
2. Yoenis Cespedes – Oakland Athletics
3. Yu Darvish – Texas Rangers
National League
1. Bryce Harper – Washington Nationals
2. Wade Miley – Arizona Diamondbacks
3. Todd Frazier – Cincinnati Reds
The Rich Gossage Award for Top Reliever
American League
1. Fernando Rodney – Tampa Bay Rays
2. Jim Johnson – Baltimore Orioles
3. Rafael Soriano – New York Yankees
National League
1. Craig Kimbrel – Atlanta Braves
2. Aroldis Chapman – Cincinnati Reds
3. Jason Motte – St. Louis Cardinals
The Walter Johnson Award for Top Pitcher

American League
1. Justin Verlander – Detroit Tigers
2. David Price – Tampa Bay Rays
3. Chris Sale – Chicago White Sox
4. Felix Hernandez – Seattle Mariners
5. Jered Weaver – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

National League
1. R. A. Dickey – New York Mets
2. Johnny Cueto – Cincinnati Reds
3. Clayton Kershaw – Los Angeles Dodgers
4. Gio Gonzalez – Washington Nationals
5. Craig Kimbrel – Atlanta Braves

The Stan Musial Award for Top Player

American League
1. Miguel Cabrera – Detroit Tigers
2. Mike Trout – Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
3. Robinson Cano – New York Yankees
4. Adrian Beltre – Texas Rangers
5. Josh Hamilton – Texas Rangers
6. Joe Mauer – Minnesota Twins
7. Alex Gordon – Kansas City Royals
8 Edwin Encarnacion – Toronto Blue Jays
9. Prince Fielder – Detroit Tigers
10. Yoenis Cespedes – Oakland Athletics

National League
1. Buster Posey – San Francisco Giants
2. Andrew McCutchen – Pittsburgh Pirates
3. Ryan Braun – Milwaukee Brewers
4. Yadier Molina – St. Louis Cardinals
5. David Wright – New York Mets
6. Matt Holliday – St. Louis Cardinals
7. Aramis Ramirez – Milwaukee Brewers
8. Chase Headley – San Diego Padres
9. Carlos Gonzalez – Colorado Rockies
10. Ryan Zimmerman – Washington Nationals

So there is my complete ballot. And no doubt I have ticked SOMEONE off.

I am sure my putting Cabrera on top of the AL Stan Musial Award will be fine with everyone.

Now back to the post season.

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