The MLB season is almost one-quarter of the way over. Here is RedBird Rants’ list for the St. Louis Cardinals quarter-season awards.
The Major League Baseball season will be one-quarter of the way over after the St. Louis Cardinals matchup with the Colorado Rockies on Wednesday night (7:15pm CT, FSMW). The Cardinals (20-19) sit in third place in the NL Central, 8 games behind the first place Chicago Cubs (27-10) and 1.5 games behind the second place Pittsburgh Pirates (21-17).
Third place in the division is not where any team wants to be at any point, but all hope is far from lost and the Cardinals and their fans still have hopes for a solid playoff run in 2016.
Though the Cardinals do currently hold the third place spot, there have still been plenty of things to be happy about when looking at some of the individual performances this season. There have been outstanding performances, highlight plays, reemerging stars and surprising standouts for the Cardinals so far in the 2016 campaign.
The MLB gives out awards at the end of every season to the most deserving players from both the National League and the American League. Some of these awards include Comeback Player of the Year, Relief Pitcher of the Year, Rookie of the Year, Cy Young Award and Most Valuable Player.
Since the season has reached the one-quarter mark, we here at Redbird Rants have decided to compile a list of those five categories, but instead of including all Major League teams, this list will consist of the most deserving Cardinals so far in 2016. Without further ado, I present the 2016 quarter-season Cardinals Awards.