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The Flagrant Fan:
The Baseball Bloggers Alliance is an organization of baseball writers from around the country and around the world. Every October each of the BBA's chapters vote on the various BBA post season awards. The General Chapter is made up of writers not focused on a single team in their writing. This Fan is proud to be the president of the General Chapter, not because the title means anything in the grand scheme of things, but there is great pleasure being a part of so many talented people.
Part of those presidential duties is to compile the chapters votes and then cast a block vote based on those votes. The block vote then gets combined with votes from the BBA's other chapters to lead to the winner of this year's award. Today's award ballot is for the Goose Gossage Award considering the best relief pitchers in the American and National Leagues. The award is not limited to closers.
What follows is the results of the chapter votes compiled and thus our official ballot The p...
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It's that time again! The Baseball Bloggers Alliance get to pick their annual award winners. What is the BBA you ask? And what are these "awards" I speak of? I'm not really sure either, but the fine folks at the BBA gave me this press release to share with you.
The Baseball Bloggers Alliance was formed in the fall of 2009 to encourage cooperation and collaboration...
The Baseball Bloggers Alliance is once again conducting its own end-of-season MLB awards as part of an ongoing effort to provide an improved and more transparent balloting system. The ballots are divided evenly among chapters representing each team, along with a “General Baseball” chapter, and are tallied with equal weight to create the final winners.
As part of the Pittsburgh...
Ah, the good old reliever of the year ballot. The BBA has to remind me every year this is NOT for best mustache. Oh, and saves are a stupid, stupid stat. Let's roll...1. Craig Kimbrel, AtlantaNot much to this one. Kimbrel led all relievers with a 3.2 fWAR (Fangraphs Wins Above Replacement) and was my choice for the BBA Willie Mays award for rookie of the year, which he won. Over...
Ah, the good old reliever of the year ballot. The BBA has to remind me every year this is NOT for best mustache. Oh, and saves are a stupid, stupid stat. Let's roll...1. Jonathan Papelbon, BostonI don't have any clue how other BBA members vote for reliever of the year. I'm not against voting for a closer, despite the very defined role, if he was the best reliever in the...
The Baseball Bloggers Association is conducting their post-season awards voting. Tomorrow, the Goose Gossage Award will be given to the best relievers of 2011 as determined by the BBA, will be announced. My ballot is as follows. Best reliever is a tough thing to figure out. Is it the reliever with the best ERA? Is it the reliever with the best FIP or xFIP? The most WAR? The most...
The NY NL Chapter of the Baseball Bloggers Alliance (BBA) has voted on this years Goose Gossage Award for the best reliever in the National League and here is our final vote:
1. John Axford
2. Craig Kinbrel
3. J.J. Putz
How the staff voted for the AL Goose Gossage Award:
Mike: 1) Robertson 2) Papelbon 3) Rivera 4) Holland 5) Santos
Griff: 1) Robertson 2) Papelbon 3) Rivera 4) Holland 5) Santos
Dee: 1) Papelbon 2) Rivera 3) Robertson 4) Bard 5) Holland
Ryan: 1) Valverde 2) Rivera 3) Perez 4) League 5) Papelbon
Jim: 1) Robertson 2) Rivera 3) Valverde 4) Papelbon 5) Holland