Friday, November 30, 2007

Cardinal Award Ballot

I've joined up with my fellow Cardinal bloggers and have filled out the 2007 Cardinal Blogger Award Ballot.

1. Cardinal Pitcher of the Year
*Ryan Franklin

2. Cardinal Player of the Year
*Albert Pujols

3. Game of the Year
*August 16 at Mil—2 home runs from Molina, 7 scoreless by Wainwright

4. Cardinal Rookie of the Year
*Brendan Ryan

5. Surprise of the Year
*Third-place finish

6. Cardinal Blog of the Year (no voting for yourself!)
*Viva El Birdos

7. Surprise Player of the Year
*Ryan Franklin

8. Disappointing Player of the Year
*Chris Carpenter

9. New Cardinal Acquisition of the Year
*Joel Pineiro

10. Most Anticipated Cardinal
*Colby Rasmus

Monday, November 26, 2007

Burwell's new book

I just finished reading Bryan Burwell's new book and while I was pleased with much of it, I cannot get over his strong dislike of Mark McGwire.

For the most part, I found his arguments valid and was interested in seeing how Stan the Man's statue came to be and why. I completely agree with the players selected for the all-time St. Louis team and that the MV3 were all listed. The Steve Carlton trade was easily one of the worst in Cardinals history and in the next few years, we will see if the Mulder trade is around that mark as well.

But, for the die-hard fan, I strongly recommend this book.