MLB has opened up voting for the 2009 This Year in Baseball Awards. Usually we can expect to see very few or no Padres on these award lists, but this year there are a few.
Padres were nominated under:
Closer- Heath Bell
Setup Man- Luke Gregerson
Oddity- PetCo Bees
One thing about this list though really pissed me off. They have one category of Defensive Player of the Year. Left off of that list was one Kevin Kouzmanoff.
Now I am not a huge Kevin Kouzmanoff fan, but to leave him off that list is just laughable. A year when the Hall of Fame came for his glove due to his record defensive performance at third base and the guy can't even make a list of best Defensive Players of the Year.
His fielding % was as good as or better than four of the other nominees. Not to mention the fewest errors in MLB history at 3B. Three errors all season long!
Hopefully the stadium can win an award for being odd.