The Chicago Cubs were nowhere to be found in the official-ish awards this year, but at least they have the GIBBYs! Yes, that’s a thing!
Starlin Castro (Bounceback Player), Anthony Rizzo (Breakout Hitter), and Jake Arrieta (Breakout Pitcher) are very deserving nominees of their respective MLB.com GIBBY award categories. In fact, I think all three actually have very good arguments to win their respective categories.
And that’s not all – the Cubs are also represented in a variety of the “fun” categories, including “Best Play” (Rizzo and Luis Valbuena), Best Oddity (John Baker), Best Walk-Off (Baker and Castro), and best Cut4 Topic (Rizzo, The Dude Who Caught That Homer).
Those fun category nominations probably don’t make much sense with the videos, so you can watch them here. That’s also where you do your voting – fans can vote for the GIBBYs now through November 21, and the winners will be announced December 6.