St. Louis Cardinals: End of season team awards

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LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: Dakota Hudson #43 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates a groundball out of Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to end the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 22: Dakota Hudson #43 of the St. Louis Cardinals celebrates a groundball out of Manny Machado #8 of the Los Angeles Dodgers to end the eighth inning at Dodger Stadium on August 22, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images) /
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ST. LOUIS, MO – SEPTEMBER 21: Kolten Wong #16 of the St. Louis Cardinals throws to first base against the San Francisco Giants in the first inning at Busch Stadium on September 21, 2018 in St. Louis, Missouri. (Photo by Dilip Vishwanat/Getty Images) /

The end of a season is often sad especially when the St. Louis Cardinals aren’t playing in October. With the end, though, comes a recognition of successes during the season.

Now that the St. Louis Cardinals baseball season is over, it’s time to give out our team awards for the season. Even though there’s not a trophy or money in it for the winners, they do get clubhouse bragging rights for the entire 2019 season.

Gold Glove: Kolten Wong

Though Yadier Molina and Harrison Bader will have a shot at Gold Gloves in their positions, this answer is obvious. Out of all second baseman in the MLB, Kolten Wong has the highest dWAR, totaling 3.2 on the season. He also leads all second baseman in Defensive Runs Saved (DRS) with 21.

Throughout his career, Wong has always had a solid glove, but in 2018, his defense was on another level, making big-time diving catches and showing off his range all season long.

According to sabremetrics,  Kolten Wong is the obvious Gold Glove winner at second baseman. Wong even said he should be the one to take home the Gold Glove. So, in my opinion, KoWo Gold Glove or we all riot.

He finished the season ranked SIXTH out of the ENTIRE MLB in dWAR, and that is why he is your Redbird Rants Gold Glove winner.

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