Originally written on Cardinals Diaspora  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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For some reason, they haven't kicked Cards Diaspora out of the UCB (United Cardinals Bloggers) yet. So we're going to go ahead and take a stab at the post season awards ballot.  You can also vote: LINK HERE Let's get to work.  Player of the Year: Yadier Molina.  Pitcher of the Year: Kyle Lohse. You know, there was a point in time where Kyle's 4 year/ 44M contract was the worst contract in the history of the Cardinals. He was 10-18 from 2009 through 2010 with a 5.65 ERA and body language that made Sad Keanu look like a Glee extra. 2 years later and the Cardinals can't afford him. Go figure. Game of the Year: 7/16 vs Brewers. Down 2-0 on the road in the top of the 9th, the Cardinals were in one of their patented dry streaks. The Brewers were playing with fire, loading the bases and getting 2 outs before Matt Holliday stepped in and hit a bases loaded single to tie the game. Allen Craig completed the comeback with a single. A beautiful, unexpected win that, in retrospect, really put the Brewers out of contention in the NL Central. Performance of the Year: Carlos Beltran. 4-5 2 HR/7RBIs 05/02/12 vs The Pirates. A flawless game from a suspiring season. Surprise Player of the Year: Carlos Beltran. We thought we'd forget about Albert Pujols by the time his contract with the Angels ended. Carlos made him a distant memory by May. Pete Kozma's late season run was surprising. But in totality, Beltran was the free agent gift that kept on giving. Disappointing Player of the Year: Lance Berkman. 90% of people that walk into a casino are up at one point. 80% of those 90% give their winnings back plus some. Rookie of the Year: Joe Kelly. Dude was a spot starter. A fireman out of the pen. And pretty damn reliable for a rookie. Acquisition of the Year: Carlos Beltran. Most Anticipated Cardinal: Oscar Taveras. Even got a shout out in the Grantland Annual Trade Value Ranker. When Jonah Keri is on your bandwagon... Best Individual Cardinal Blog: C70 At The Bat. Best Team Cardinal Blog:  I70 Baseball.  Best Media Blog: Bird Land. Best Rookie Cardinal Blog: StanGraphs.  Post of the Year: On Life, Love and Baseball.  Best UCB Project: Buck/Kile Remembrances.  Most Optimistic Cardinal Blog: Diamond Diaries. Best UCB Podcast: Pitchers Hit Eighth. Best UCB Twitterer: Abstain.  That's it. That's the poll. Hope you didn't read all the way through to this point. Because if you did, then you need a hobby. Or some ADD.
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