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And The Goose Award Goes To…

By bullpenbrian at 10.14.2011 Leave a comment.

Here’s my voting for the BBA’s Goose Gossage Award given to the top closer in each league.


1. Craig Kimbrel, Atl: Set rookie saves record (46) and held opponents to a .178 avg.

2. John Axford, Mil: Went 46/48 in save opportunities. Has a great closer’s stache to boot!

3. Joel Hanrahan, Pit: Four blown saves and allowed just one HR in 70 appearances.  Best closer no one has heard of.


1. Jose Valverde, Det: Went 49/49 in save opportunities. You can’t top perfect.

2. Mariano Rivera, NYY: Allowed just 13 runs in 61.1 IP with a 0.90 WHIP.

3. Jonathan Papelbon, Bos: Blew three saves while striking out 87 in 64.1 IP.

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