Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 28, 2014

Jonathan Dyer - USA Today Sports

Jonathan Dyer – USA Today Sports

Orioles fans might be disappointed with their Christmas haul. But guess what? They were last year as well and they got to the ALCS.

The team is already better and the other teams in the AL East are getting worse.

There is reason for the bird on the hat to smile in this episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

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Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – December 2, 2014

MEGHAN KEMP/BOSTON RED SOX

MEGHAN KEMP/BOSTON RED SOX


Long time and beloved figure of the Red Sox organization Dick Bresciani passed away this weekend.

His thumbprint on the Red Sox was indelible.

His wife, my first grade teacher, was instrumental in making me a baseball fanatic.

If it wasn’t for Mrs. Bresciani, there would be no Sully Baseball Daily Podcast.

To read Nick Cafardo’s article in The Boston Globe, click HERE.

To read my post about Mrs. Bresciani from 2011, click HERE.

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The Sully Baseball Official BBA Awards Ballot

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As a proud member of the Baseball Blogger Alliance, every year, I submit my vote for the individual awards and I post them publicly.

I am going to simply list my choices and if you have any issues or disagreements with me, please leave them in the comment section below or click HERE to get to my Twitter handle

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The Connie Mack Award (Manager of the Year):

NL
1. Bruce Bochy, San Francisco
2. Clint Hurdle, Pittsburgh
3. Mike Matheny, St. Louis

AL
1. Buck Showalter, Baltimore
2. Mike Scioscia, Los Angeles
3. Bob Melvin, Oakland

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The Willie Mays Award (Rookie of the Year):

NL
1. Jacob deGrom, New York
2. David Buchanan, Philadelphia
3. Billy Hamilton, Cincinnati

AL
1. Jose Abreu, Chicago
2. Danny Santana, Minnesota
3. Yordano Ventura, Kansas City

 

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The Goose Gossage Award (Reliever of the Year): 

NL
1. Drew Storen, Washington
2. Craig Kimbrel, Atlanta
3. Tony Watson, Pittsburgh

AL
1. Wade Davis, Kansas City
2. Sean Doolittle, Oakland
3. Dellin Betances, New York

 

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The Walter Johnson Award (Pitcher of the Year): 

NL
1. Clayton Kershaw, Los Angeles
2. Johnny Cueto, Cincinnati
3. Adam Wainwright, St. Louis
4. Jordan Zimmermann, Washington
5. Cole Hamels, Philadelphia

AL
1. Felix Hernandez, Seattle
2. Corey Kluber, Cleveland
3. Chris Sale, Chicago
4. Dallas Keuchel, Houston
5. David Price, Tampa Bay and Detroit

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The Stan Musial Award (MVP): 

NL
1. Giancarlo Stanton, Miami
2. Andrew McCutchen, Pittsburgh

3. Buster Posey, San Francisco
4. Jonathan LuCroy, Milwaukee
5. Josh Harrison, Pittsburgh
6. Yasiel Puig, Los Angeles

7. Anthony Rendon, Washington
8. Jhonny Peralta, St. Louis
9. Jason Heyward, Atlanta
10. Russell Martin, Pittsburgh

AL
1. Mike Trout, Los Angeles
2. Josh Donaldson, Oakland
3. Jose Altuve, Houston
4. Alex Gordon, Kansas City
5. Michael Brantley, Cleveland
6. Miguel Cabrera, Detroit
7. Victor Martinez, Detroit
8. Nelson Cruz, Baltimore
9. Adam Jones, Baltimore
10. Jose Bautista, Toronto

So let’s see how my votes lineup with the final tallies.