Results tagged ‘ TYIB awards ’

Vote Soria!

Soria_2010.jpgThe nominations for’s “This Year in Baseball” awards have been announced.  Kansas City closer Joakim Soria is up for two MLB-wide awards: “Closer of the Year” and “Dependable Player of the Year”.

Soria was dominant in 2010, posting a 1.78 ERA while converting 43 of 46 save chances.  The 43 saves rank fourth in club history.  Soria made his second A.L. All-Star team and converted 36 save opportunities in a row at one point, topping Jeff Montgomery’s previous club record of 24 straight.  He also joined Dan Quisenberry as the only Royals with two seasons of 40+ saves.

Let’s vote for Joakim!  Just follow this link and look for Soria’s picture under “Closer of the Year” and “Dependable Player of the Year”.

Zack Greinke named Starting Pitcher of the Year by…….YOU!

Greinke Walking Off.jpgWay to go, Royals fans!  Zack Greinke picked up his fifth major offseason award today, being named Starting Pitcher of the Year in the 2009 This Year in Baseball Awards (link)

Greinke, the 2009 American League Cy Young winner, headlined a field of 10 starting pitchers from both leagues.  He received 19.8% of the vote, edging San Francisco’s Tim Lincecum, the N.L. Cy Young winner, who picked up 19.6%.  New York’s CC Sabathia was third with 12.9% of the vote.  The award, voted on by over 12 million visitors to, is one of 15 honors in a variety of categories.  A full listing of the award winners is available on

Greinke will receive a trophy in an on-field presentation during the 2010 season.  In addition to the Cy Young, he has also received recognition from the Major League Baseball Players Association, The Sporting News and the Negro League Baseball Museum.

Thanks for voting, Royals fans!  You made this happen!

Vote for Greinke and Butler in the TYIB awards

The baseball awards season is winding down…a few awards have yet to be announced and you can help decide the winners!  Royals Zack Greinke and Billy Butler are among the nominees for the This Year in Baseball awards at

Zack is up for the Starting Pitcher of the Year.  The A.L. Cy Young winner faces nine top notch candidates from across baseball, including N.L. Cy Young recipient Tim Lincecum.  Royals fans, let’s get the vote out for number 23!

Billy was nominated for the Unsung Star of the Year honor.  The 23-year old had a breakout season, with career bests in nearly every category.   His 51 doubles rank second in franchise history to Hal McRae’s 54 in 1977.  He became just the fifth player in Major League history to have 50 doubles and 20 homers in a season prior to the age of 24.  The others, you ask?  Hank Greenberg, Alex Rodriguez, Albert Pujols and Miguel Cabrera!  Butler’s competition for the Unsung Star award includes eight promising position players plus pitcher Ubaldo Jimenez of the Colorado Rockies.

The voting runs through December 11.  Vote for Zack and Billy today!


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