Every year the group known as the United Cardinal Bloggers (UCB) come together to vote for a bevy or year-end awards. In the interest of transparency each member posts their ballot live to the masses with explanations for their choices. What follows is i70baseball’s entry in the 2012 awards voting.
Player Of The Year
Nominated: Allen Craig, Yadier Molina, Matt Holliday
The nod from i70 goes to Yadier Molina. Not only a presence behind the plate as the field general for the team, but his offense has steadily increased and this year was no exception. He became a middle of the order hitter that more teams feared while continuing to be the catcher that baserunners refused to steal against.
Pitcher Of The Year
Nominated: Kyle Lohse, Lance Lynn, Jason Motte
I am going with Jason Motte here. For the first time in years, there was confidence at the end of the game. With Motte locking down the ninth inning, this team was able to shorten the starters and have clear, defined roles for ...