While We Wait…Baseball Bloggers Alliance

While the Yankee Universe patiently awaits Cliff Lee‘s response I wanted to bring up the Baseball Bloggers Alliance.

The Baseball Bloggers Alliance started in April of 2009 so it’s relatively still young, but it already boasts about 230 blogs. It covers every team (except the Atlanta Braves) with a lot of general, historical, and statistical blogs involved as well.

Similar to the more well known BBWAA, the BBA also holds end of the year awards for the best hitter, pitcher, reliever, rookie, and manager. Here is a recap of the award winners this year:

Connie Mack Award (best manager): AL – Ron Washington, Texas. NL – Bud Black, San Diego.

Willie Mays Award (best rookie): AL – Neftali Feliz, Texas. NL – Buster Posey, San Francisco.

Goose Gossage Award (best reliever): AL – Rafael Soriano, Tampa Bay. NL – Brian Wilson, San Francisco.

Walter Johnson Award (best pitcher): AL – Felix Hernandez, Seattle. NL – Roy Halladay, Philadelphia.

Stan Musial Award (MVP): AL – Josh Hamilton, Texas. NL – Joey Votto, Cincinnati.

My own experience with the BBA has been a very positive one. It helps having a group like this at your disposal who have common experiences, issues, and complications as you. It’s also a great way to collaborate with other bloggers. Bronx Baseball Daily has worked on many stories thanks directly to networking with the BBA.

If you are another blogger out there that is reading this that has not yet become a member, I highly recommend that you join. We as bloggers have strength in numbers. Only if we join together can we become a force in Major League Baseball.

If you are not a blogger, I’d suggest stopping by their site and checking out their blog list. It’s a great way to find new and amazing blogs. Obviously if you are reading this you are probably a Yankees fan, there are other great Yankees blogs that are BBA members as well as general baseball blogs that might interest you.

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