Category: ‘Awards’

Craig Kimbrel Wins Delivery Man of the Year Award
November 21st, 2013 at 10:35 PM
Craig Kimbrel added to his resume when MLB presented him with the Delivery Man of the Year award on Thursday. He's the first Atlanta Braves pitcher to win the award for the big leagues' best reliever. Kimbrel tied the Baltimore Orioles' Jim Johnson with 50 saves this season to lead the...

Atlanta Braves’ Freddie Freeman Finishes Fifth in NL MVP Voting
November 15th, 2013 at 8:21 AM
Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Andrew McCutchen may have won the National League MVP award on Thursday, but Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman placed fifth in the voting to cap off his own successful season. Freeman received votes on all 30 ballots, but he didn't get any top three votes. That doesn't diminish...

Andrelton Simmons Wins NL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award
November 9th, 2013 at 2:21 PM
One day after losing the Wilson National League Defensive Player of the Year Award to Arizona's Gerardo Parra, Atlanta Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons added the NL Rawlings Platinum Glove Award to a repertoire that already includes his first Gold Glove Award. Rawlings issued Gold Glove Awards last week to the best defensive...

Wilson Snubs Andrelton Simmons as National League Defensive Player of the Year
November 8th, 2013 at 8:14 AM
To the surprise of pretty much everyone, Andrelton Simmons wasn't presented with the Wilson National League Player of the Year, losing out to Arizona Diamondbacks outfielder Gerardo Parra. ***VIDEO1*** His stat of 41 defensive runs saved is a record since it started being tracked in 2003, but Parra won out based on...

Atlanta Braves’ Chris Johnson Snubbed for Silver Slugger for Pittsburgh Pirates’ Pedro Alvarez
November 7th, 2013 at 7:44 AM
Many considered it a foregone conclusion that Atlanta Braves' third baseman Chris Johnson would take home his first career Silver Slugger Award, but he was snubbed on the National League side of things for Pittsburgh Pirates third baseman Pedro Alvarez. ***VIDEO1*** The logic isn't exactly clear how Alvarez could be considered a...