Quote Originally Posted by BungleBengals View Post
Yeah I didn't realize how well Barney did defensively this year.

I was surprised because Ellis' range factor is higher than both BP and Barney according to ESPN.

I thought I read somewhere that GG award voters take offensive production like RBIs into account.
They're not supposed to consider offensive performance at all, but they have historically. Essentially, many writers seemed to want to the award to be "best player at X position" rather than just "best defender". They just couldn't bring themselves to give an award to a guy who couldn't hit. And because defensive performance has been terribly subjective historically, with the only real "data" being errors, a stat extremely biased to good hands guys with no respect to range, it was more narrative-based than anything else.