- Every season, various media members vote for the Most Valuable Oriole award, and Tuesday was this year's deadline to submit votes.
Earlier today, I asked fans on Twitter who they would select for Most Valuable Oriole.
It was obviously an unscientific poll, but among those who chose one player, center fielder Adam Jones received the most votes with 25 votes. Catcher Matt Wieters placed second with nine votes and record-setting closer Jim Johnson has seven votes.
Right fielder Nick Markakis, shortstop J.J. Hardy, reliever Darren O'Day and even manager Buck Showalter also received votes.
The most interesting vote? That went to five-month-old Camden Rampley, who was born on April 16, when Matt Wieters hit a huge grand slam in an extra-inning win in Chicago.
Unfortunately though, good-luck charms can't win. In that case, I would think a certain Baltimore-native, first-year Baltimore Sun beat writer would have a shot.
Here are some of their responses:
- — Brett Jones (@brettcjones)Tue, Sep 25 2012 10:12:09@EddieInTheYard Adam Jones for playing well consistenly, but between the ASG and his broken thumb, it was far and away Nick Markakis.
- — Tim Moore (@timoore70)Tue, Sep 25 2012 09:52:01@EddieInTheYard Matt Wieters, He's our field general & a big part of pitching's success. Reliable and never backs down blocking the plate.
- — Joshua Neve (@JawshTheWash)Tue, Sep 25 2012 08:59:00@EddieInTheYard Adam Jones. Clutch home runs that put the O's ahead or tied a game. Also, his leadership makes those around him better.
- — DWolfe (@Os_PlayByPlay)Tue, Sep 25 2012 08:08:29@EddieInTheYard Jim Johnson. Consistently converting SO into saves, in marked contrast to prev years' demoralizing blown saves.
- — Orioles Uncensored (@OsUncensored)Tue, Sep 25 2012 08:07:18@EddieInTheYard Adam Jones... Leads the team in most offensive categories, he's a plus defender in CF, played every game
- — James Morrow (@Medium_Jim)Tue, Sep 25 2012 08:05:23@EddieInTheYard Wiets slightly over AJ. Called great games w/countless pitchers and put up strong offensive #'s while throwing out BRs @ 35%
- — Julie D. Saxenmeyer (@JulieSax)Tue, Sep 25 2012 08:00:04
- — Natty Boh (@nattybohfan)Tue, Sep 25 2012 07:58:37@EddieInTheYard - Wieters. He's got the RBI lead with 100 less at bats. He's a gold glove catcher. He's super with our pitching staff.
- — Ian McCoy (@TheRealIanMcCoy)Tue, Sep 25 2012 07:58:03
- — Dr. Nefarious (@DNefarious)Tue, Sep 25 2012 07:53:48@EddieInTheYard Wieters! Handled a 10 man rotation, leading team in rbi, best defensive catcher in the game, lots of clutch hits.
- — Steve Daly (@MillCityMauler)Tue, Sep 25 2012 07:49:11@EddieInTheYard Wieters and Johnson been great, but gotta be Jones. Career year, 20 of 32 HRs tie or give O's lead, O's 23-8 when Jones HRs.
- — Lila Shapiro-Cyr (@lilasc)Tue, Sep 25 2012 07:48:47@EddieInTheYard Wieters. See what happens when he isn't calling the game? In all seriousness, he's the rock, imho. Jones very close second.