Rafael Palmeiro was just announced as the Gold Glove winner for first base in the AL.
But seriously . . . http://hardballtalk.nbcsports.com/20...yre-announced/
I was all upset BP lost till I saw Trout didn't get one either. Wow.
No Reds among the winners.
“A healthy Reds team is a strong Reds team"
How can the Reds have one of the best defensive teams and not have one Gold Glove winner? It's a slap in the face.
"Enjoy this Reds fans, you are watching a legend grow up before your very eyes" ... DoogMinAmo on Adam Dunn
I'll admit I'm biased on the subject, but you'll have a hell of a time convincing me that Darwin Barney is a better second baseman than Brandon Phillips.
24 Years and Counting...
As much as it pains me to give any Cubs players proper due, Darwin was insane at 2B defensively this year. He lead all second basemen in UZR this year and only had 2 errors. I know errors are an extremely flawed stat but just having 2 with the kind of range he has was amazing. Gahh... now I need to go take a shower for defending a Cub.
I was surprised to see McCutchen win it over Bourn this year. Bourn was probably the best defensive CF in baseball this year. Also, Brendan Ryan not winning it seemed almost criminal. He's been arguably the best defensive SS in baseball for the past couple of years now and had the best UZR amongst all SS.
Barney won GG over Phillips because of his fielding percentage? What an absolute joke. Actually watching the games should be a requirement of the voters. #turrible
http://muskat.mlblogs.com/2012/10/30...ns-gold-glove/“You don’t expect to pass a guy like Brandon Phillips,” Barney said. “He’s exceptional at what he does. He was the best in the game for a long time, and I can’t sit here and say I’m better than him or anything like that. I had a good season and I think either of us could’ve won it. Fortunately for me, I did. He very easily could have won just as easily as I could.”
I think the Bourne snub was maybe the biggest of all. He should've flat out won it, and by a mile. Cutch was actually a below average fielder this year, so it doesn't make sense at all.
Given who Cozart was up against, he actually should've won it. It's amazing thought that Clint Barmes wasn't considered at all when he was in theory the best guy at the position!