Originally written on 85% Sports  |  Last updated 11/14/14
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Each year, the United Cardinal Bloggers vote for various awards associated with the Cardinals. Here is the ballot for the Cardinal Blogger Awards. For Player of the Year, I wholeheartedly agree with those who even considered Yadier Molina as NL MVP. While Posey won deservedly so, it is a testament to Yadi’s amazing 2012 season that he garnered significant NL MVP voting. He was certainly the Cardinals MVP, so I’m voting for him over Matt Holliday and the impressive Allen Craig. By my chosen offensive metric, the greatest of the catching Molina brothers was the 8th best hitter in the NL, nearly surpassing his teammate outfield slugger Holliday, while playing elite defense at a tougher position. Yadi even beat out Allen Craig, the Cardinals’ other slugger. An amazing observation about 2012 is that the Cardinals had 4 of the top 10 hitters in wRC+: Holliday, Molina, Craig, and Freese. Yadier Molina hit 22 home runs, stole 12 bases, and lead the Cardinals in fWAR in 2012. Cardinals Pla...
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