One of the few good things about the baseball season coming to an end is the vast amount of awards that get handed out for performances during the season. The Baltimore Orioles had eight members of the organization nominated for nine awards for this year's MLB Greatness in Baseball Yearly (GIBBY) Awards.
Baltimore's nominees this year are Executive VP/GM Dan Duquette (Executive of the Year), Buck Showalter (Manager of the Year), Nelson Cruz (Hitter), Adam Jones (Play), JJ Hardy (Defensive Player), Andrew Miller (Setup Man), Darren O'Day (Setup Man) and Zach Britton who was nominated in two categories (Closer, Breakout Pitcher).
Major League Baseball announced that this year's awards feature nominees in 23 categories. Individual honors will go to the MLB MVP, in addition to the year's best starting pitcher, hitter, closer, setup man, rookie, breakout hitter, breakout pitcher, bounceback player, defensive player, manager, executive and postseason performer.
There are also some categories that deal with specific instances. GIBBY trophies also will be awarded for the year's top play, outfield throw, storyline, hitting performance, pitching performance, oddity, walk-off, Cut4 topic, regular-season moment and postseason moment, with video available via MLB.com's Must C highlight reels.Read more... Join the Conversation...