Presenting the biggest flops of 2009

Sure, baseball fans can identify newly-crowned Cy Young Award winners Tim Lincecum and Zack Greinke.  And, yes, the MVP Awards will be announced shortly too – Joe Mauer and Albert Pujols, anyone?

But those are all too easy in the end.  What you really need to do is check out Joe Posnanski’s 2009 MLB “Anti-Award” Winners.

Posnanski, writing for, has put together an inspired list that identifies not only the Least Valuable Player candidates in each league, but also the Anti-Cy Young Award to go along with the not-so-great Manager of the Year.

Fortunately, 2009 yielded an exceptional number of candidates and the “winners” clearly earned their status. 

I won’t ruin the surprise by providing the results for you here.  Click on that link above for the details. 

But I’ll give you one hint.  The two LVPs have about $120 million remaining on their combined contracts.  Yes, $120 million. 

Ensuring that the bar has been set incredibly high for next season’s Anti-Award Winners.  And fans in Toronto and Chicago can only hope that a repeat performance is not in the offing.

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~ by acm213 on November 20, 2009.

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