Monday, November 10, 2014
#PackADailyCircus #ootp Awards! Who were the best the 2014 season?
Good afternoon, ladies and gentlemen. Today, I am here to announce the winners of the various awards PAD Circus has to offer through OOTP. Each manager with a an award-winning player will receive some kind of bonus in their giveaway package! If you manage more than one winner, you will get a prize for EACH player that wins an award!
First Up, the Greatest Glove Guard Awards:
Best Defenders Announced by Blogger League: On the defensive side of the game pitchers always get the glory, but the best pitchers know their success hinges on the gloves behind them. The defensive dream team in the Blogger League for 2013 has been announced, and the Greatest Glove Guard trophies will be presented to these outstanding fielders:
Pitcher: Curt Schilling (Dominic FDNYs)
Catcher: Joe Mauer (Texas PlayAtThePlates)
First Baseman: Patrick Wisdom (Illinois Superduperman99)
Second Baseman: Omar Infante (California JoshDs)
Third Baseman: Don Kelly (Michigan PatWs)
Shortstop: Troy Tulowitzki (Oregon Erins)
Left Fielder: Alex Gordon (California JoshDs)
Center Fielder: Billy Hamilton (Pennsylvania NachosGrandes)
Right Fielder: Jon Jay (Illinois Superduperman99)
WordPress League Announces Best Glovemen for 2013: Good defense can be the difference between taking the championship and coming in second. The Wordpress League announced its top defenders at each position today. Here are the Greatest Glove Guard winners for 2013:
Pitcher: Chubby Dean (Pennsylvania BCs)
Catcher: Alex Avila (Texas RJBreezes)
First Baseman: James Loney (Ontario Jennings)
Second Baseman: Anthony Rendon (Tokyo Otakus)
Third Baseman: Evan Longoria (Ohio TSHensons)
Shortstop: Asdrubal Cabrera (Florida Workmans)
Left Fielder: Shane Victorino (Virginia Dawgbones)
Center Fielder: Junior Lake (Iowa Pedersejs)
Right Fielder: Kosuke Fukudome (Illinois PTownToms)
How about the Rookies for the year?
Moore This Year's Blogger League Best Rookie: It wasn't a stroke of good luck that got Utah's Henry Moore the 2013 Blogger League Best Newcomer, it was his skill on the field. The gifted left fielder performed well with a .379 batting average, while playing in 155 games and delivering 234 hits in 617 at-bats. His totals also included 1 home run, 80 RBIs, 99 runs scored, 58 walks and a .434 OPB.Eric Hosmer of the California JoshDs finished second in voting, while Lonnie Chisenhall of the Arkansas Tribecards finished third.
Over in the WordPress League, Cespedes Rewarded with Best Newcomer: All the votes are in for the Wordpress League Best Newcomer. The honor for 2013 has been presented to Yoenis Cespedes, left fielder for the EG9460s. He fashioned a .343 batting average, piling up 210 hits in 612 at-bats, 37 home runs, 61 walks, 136 RBIs and a .406 OBP.Bryce Harper of the Minnesota GCRLs finished second in voting, while Charlie Geggus of the Ontario Kazis finished third.
Blogger League Manager of Year:
DeShon of Illinois Voted Top Manager in BL: An outstanding season by the Superduperman99 garnered their manager Weston DeShon the Blogger League Manager of the Year award for 2013. He led Illinois to a 94-68 record this year and a third place finish in the Blogger League Leicester Division. Even so, DeShon seemed less than thrilled. "I don't give a damn about the award," he growled to reporters, "I just want this team to win championships!"
WordPress Manager of the Year:
WL Top Skipper is Workman of Florida: Matt Workman has molded the Florida Workmans into a top-flight Wordpress League team. The 2013 Skipper of the Year came into spring training with a commitment to getting the most out of his Workmans. "I told them I had no preconceived notions about them, that all of them were blank slates as far as I was concerned. I told them to learn my system and we would win. I told them all the spots on the roster were open, that the best players would play -- young or old, rookie or vet -- and that I expected them to hustle, to work hard, and play as a team. They bought into it and made me look good." And Matt Workman certainly got the most out of his ballclub. The Workmans wrapped up the season in first place in the Wordpress League Caring Cross Division with a 112-50 record.
Top Hurler Ring Toss Awards for Blogger and WordPress Leagues:
Madison Bumgarner Top Blogger League Hurler: 22-year-old Madison Bumgarner of the Dominic FDNYs put together a good year in 2013 for such a young player. Bumgarner was named today as the winner of the Blogger League Ring Toss Champion. Bumgarner crafted an impressive 22-5 record and a 1.81 ERA. In 244 innings he allowed 203 hits, struck out 247, and walked 34.Toad Ramsey of the Arkansas Tribecards finished second in voting, while Alex Voss of the Illinois Superduperman99 finished third.
Kazis Star Receives WordPress Ring Toss Champion: He's in the early phase of his career, but this past season Charlie Geggus performed like a veteran on the hill for the Ontario Kazis and walked away with the Wordpress League Ring Toss Champion in the process. The 22-year-old Kazis star fashioned a 27-3 won-loss record in 2013 with a 1.63 ERA. In 248.1 innings of work and 33 starts, Geggus struck out 340 while giving up 156 hits and 76 walks. He held opposing batters to a .181 average.Roy Halladay of the Texas RJBreezes finished second in voting, while Daniel Hudson of the Wisconsin Thorzuls finished third.
And, finally, we have the Super Stick Swinger Awards:
Votto Nabs Blogger League Super Stick Swinger: It's been a year of triumph for veteran Joey Votto of the Pennsylvania NachosGrandes as he hit his way to the 2013 Blogger League Super Stick Swinger. The 28-year-old veteran compiled a .354 average and .454 on-base percentage by putting together 218 hits, 42 doubles, 4 triples, 38 home runs and 114 walks. He also scored 146 times and drove in 117 runs.Matt Kemp of the New York Night Owls finished second in voting, while Albert Pujols of the Missouri Wilsons finished third.
Great Year Gets Gonzalez WordPress League Super Stick Swinger: Adrian Gonzalez has been around PackADaily League enough to know a good hot streak when he sees one -- and he got to see one firsthand all year. For his standout run through the 2013 season, he's taking home the Super Stick Swinger in the Wordpress League. The Minnesota first baseman put up a batting average of .403 with 62 doubles, 1 triple, 32 home runs and 131 RBIs.Lance Berkman of the Texas RJBreezes finished second in voting, while Ryan J Braun of the Wisconsin Thorzuls finished third.
Congratulations, Managers and players! I will most likely come up with other PAD-Specific Awards as well, so be sure to check back. Plus, I will have a season wrap-up post, talking about the good, bad, and ugly of hosting this past season's Tribecards Giveaway.
Thanks to EVERYONE that played along or watched from the bleachers! This was a lot of work, but was also some of the most fun I've had collecting and doing the giveaways!