Most missed poster
Stormy, it's been too long.
Best tag line
"In what was destined to be a short-lived spectacle, a chicken, suspended by a balloon, floated through the Samurai bar's doorway." - TRF
Bad Fundamentals, perfect name for a fundamentally bad poster
Most Valuable Poster
This is a tough one. WOY and RFS62 managed to raise their already ridiculously high bars this year, but I'm starting to think flames jump from Steel's fingers when he's posting because that's how on fire he's been for the entire year.
BCubb, random genius
Honorable mention to Puffy and his trademarked loathing (not to mention his in-depth interview with CBus)
Best Armchair GM
princeton, who never met a box that could hold him
Tie - Red Leader and Island Red, they don't propose a ton of trade, but when they do it's almost always a good idea.
What this board does on draft day is truly amazing. It's two days of great stuff every year.
Redsland, we've got a lot of witty folks around here, but Redsland is gut bustling funny.
Best Use of Statistics
Part of Steel being on fire has been his precision use of statistics. He's put on a clinic in the right way to slice the numbers.
Normally I'd say it's bad form to vote for yourself, but with Stormy inactive this year I'm forced to say it's me.
Krusty always believes there's a slobberknocker around the corner, bless his heart.
FCB, nobody does it better.
Rosie Red strikes me as probably being one of the nicer you'd ever want to meet.
Most Absurd Thread
"How to identify Redzoners in Public" deserves an award and I figure this one is as good as any.
Yet another crowded field with Blimpie, registerthis, CincyRedsFan30, Ricardo Cabesa, rdiersin, PickOff, WilyMoROCKS, WVPacman, Cyclone792, Heath and 11BarryLarkin11
But, following in Zombie's footsteps, Joseph's gone from newbie to moderator in a single calendar year.
Stewie, who gives Phillies fans a good name (and that's not easy to do).
The Marty Brennamen Award
Doc Scott's a brilliant PBP guy. CTA513 is probably the most dilligent
The Old Red Guard Award
I don't even know if it was this year or late last winter, but RFS beautifully bridged the stats/seamhead divide, showing us all how someone with a great mind for the game never stops learning. Just a great post and a lesson for everyone know matter how long you've been following the game. I'll include a link to it if I can find it.
WOY has put together a series of historical essays this year that are as good as any baseball history you will read anywhere, ever.
Lifetime Achievement Award
Boss and GIK for starting this whole thing.