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Girardi and Uggla win Sporting News awards

They aren't the real thing, but The Sporting News collects votes from players, managers and coaches around the league.  The results announced so far: Dan Uggla is the TSN Rookie of the Year; Girardi the Manager of the Year.

There is, however, a quirk in the process that probably saved the day for Uggla:

Players turned in their ballots by the middle of September, which turned out to be Uggla's worst month (.221 with five home runs and 10 RBI). He finished with a .272 batting average, a team-high 27 home runs and 90 RBI.  

The runner-up was Washington third baseman Ryan Zimmerman, who hit .287 with 20 homers and 110 RBI.

You can read about Battlekow's and my votes for these awards here  (for ROY) and here (for MOY).