The Brewers named Ryan Braun Minor League player of the year, and Gallardo pitcher of the year. I can just imagine the meeting that went into that decision:
Lackey #2: Yeah, Gallardo, of course.
Lackey #3: What about Carlos Villanueva?
Lackies #1 and #2: Shut up.
It's almost a footnote by comparison, but Ryan Braun has had himself a solid year after a modest first half in the FSL. More than anything else, he got a midseason promotion because of his prospect status and because "it was time," but he showed that he deserved the boost: