More BBA Awards: Goose Gossage Award

My next Baseball Bloggers Alliance ballot is for the Goose Gossage Award for the best relief pitcher in the American League.  My choices are:

1st Place Rafael Soriano of the Tampa Bay Rays.  He had a 1.73 ERA and gave the Rays’ bullpen what they needed to take the AL East.

2nd PlaceJoakim Soria of the Kansas City Royals.  His 1.78 ERA was the bright spot in a dismal team this year.  He saved 43 of the Royals 67 wins, out of 46 save opportunities (93%).

3rd PlaceNaftali Feliz of the Texas Rangers.  He had an ERA of 2.73 and 71 strikeouts, as well as 40 saves and he’s only 22 years old.

Next up:  The Walter Johnson Award (Cy Young Award equivalent.

P.S.  Sorry no pictures but my computer is screwed up and incredibly slow, so it would take 5 minutes to upload a picture and about 10 minutes to find one.  It runs at about the speed of my Kaypro in the early 80’s.  Anyone remember them?

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