While some publications have recognized players for their play in 2014, award season has yet to swing into motion.

Sporting News named Clayton Kershaw the player of the year, which was an honor he was also bestowed with by Baseball America. Sporting News also placed Kershaw on their All-Star team, along with teammate Dee Gordon.

Kershaw and Gordon are among seven Dodgers who are nominated for a GIBBY (Greatest in Baseball Yearly) Award. Kershaw and Yasiel Puig are up for an award in three categories, while other Dodgers are nominated in one category. As a team, the Dodgers have 15 nominations.

Of note, are Puig’s nominations for top play when he turned a double play in Colorado on July 5 and his throwing out Brandon Belt at home plate Sept. 22. One strange omission from Puig’s collection of highlights is his diving catch against the New York Mets from June 13.

Below is the list of categories the Dodgers’ are nominated in. Voting can be completed online until Nov. 7 and winners will be announced Dec. 6.

MLB MVP: Clayton Kershaw

Hitter of the Year: Yasiel Puig

Closer: Kenley Jansen

Bounceback player: Matt Kemp

Manager: Don Mattingly

Play: Puig’s double play at Colorado

Outfield throw: Puig throwing out Belt at home plate

Moment: Vin Scully announces his intention to return in 2015

Hitting performance: Dee Gordon 5-for-6 with three steals at Miami (May 3), Puig 4-for-4 with three triples at San Francisco (July 25)

Pitching performance: Josh Beckett’s no-hitter against Philadelphia, Kershaw’s no-hitter against Colorado

Oddity: Dodgers’ wall of infielders against San Diego

Walkoff: Ramirez’s 12th-inning home run at Dodger Stadium

Cut4 topic: Mo’ne Davis throwing out the first pitch at Dodger Stadium

About The Author

Matt is a journalist from Whittier, California. A Cal State Long Beach graduate, Matthew occasionally contributes to Lakers Nation, and previously served as the lead editor and digital strategist at Dodgers Nation, and the co-editor and lead writer at Reign of Troy, where he covered USC Football. You can follow Matt on Twitter @mmoreno1015

One Response

  1. Robert L. I.

    My MVP is 1st baseman Adrian Gonzalez. He was steady all season and leads with character. Give Kershaw the Cy Young and Gonzales the MVP.

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