Oct
31

Teixeira, Cano, and Gardner among AL Gold Glove nominees

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Via ESPN, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano, and Brett Gardner are among the AL Gold Glove nominees at their respectively positions. Yeah, I didn’t know they had nominees for these things either. Tex is against Adrian Gonzalez and Casey Kotchman at first base, Cano against Dustin Pedroia and Ian Kinsler at second, and Gardner against Alex Gordon and Sam Fuld in left. I wonder if that means they’ll actually give out a Gold Glove for each of the individual outfield spots. That’d be neat.

Anyway, the Gold Glove winners will be announced tomorrow night during the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show on ESPN2 at 10pm ET. I sure hope they get leaked before then, I have no interest in watching. The rest of the awards schedule can be found right here.

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  • mbonzo

    Sam Fuld? He had half as many innings as Gordon or Gardner. Gordon is a great fielder, but he’s no Gardner. If Brett doesn’t win this, I smell a conspiracy.

    • Grit for Brains

      but teh homeruns????

  • Nick

    they said a while ago that they would do a gold glove for each outfield position rather than 3 in general.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    No love for Russell Martin?

    • Dave203

      Matt Weiters… end of story…

      It’s really not even that close. Especially after Martin decided to throw the ball into CF 10 times…

      • Monteroisdinero

        A catcher that tall can defend that well? He must be very athletic that Weiters.

      • Thomas Cassidy

        Weiters sucks. He isn’t shit. He never will be.

        • Dave203

          Laughable… Not saying he can hit all that well yet, but he is clearly the best defensive catcher in the AL. It’s not even worth debating.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        Wieters caught 162 games that didn’t mean shit. Also, Martin was left out for Alex Avila (understandable) and AJ Pierzynski.

  • Hicks

    Yeah, what Nick said, why don’t you put *him* in charge???

    In any case, as long as GGBG gets a faux-gold mitt to put on his mantle, I’ll be happy …

  • Mike

    I’m not sure why it’s necessary to televise this. Why don’t they just post it somewhere all at once?

  • Grit for Brains

    Just end the voting already and give Pedroia all nine of em.

    /LASERSHOW’ED

    • mbonzo

      What Yankees bias! What makes you think he doesn’t deserve the 9 NL gold gloves?

    • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

      I laughed.

    • Alibaba

      Are you saying he should not win Cy Young as well?

  • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

    My Gold Glove picks:

    C. Wieters
    1B. Teixeira
    2B. Pedroia
    SS. Hardy
    3B. Beltre
    LF. Gardner
    CF. Ellsbury
    RF. Markakis
    P. Buerhle

    • Tom

      Tex didn’t hit well enough to win the GG.

      Plus you have the narrative of an elite defensive first baseman in Adrian Gonzalez (who happens to have a career UZR/150 of 2.6) to defend. Not saying he isn’t good, or UZR doesn’t have issues at first base, but the AGon love on defense is a bit over the top. That said with his batting average and MVP candidacy, he’ll win.

      Cano should not have been even nominated, and Youkilis making the list at 3rd is an utter joke and makes me wonder if people are thinking of the beginning of his career when he used to play third, because if he was nominated, they clearly did not see him play this year.

      • http://bleedingyankeeblue.com Jesse

        He outhit him? What the fuck does that have to do with the Gold Glove?

        • http://www.twitter.com/steveh_mandaura Steve H.

          Everything unfortunately.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    no love for Granderson? weak!

    • Slugger27

      granderson made way too many really bad plays to have a shot

      • Soriano Is A Liar

        Yeah, he had some great plays but the bad ones cancel them out.

    • Hicks

      Weak?

      No, honest …

  • OldYanksFan

    Cano is not your traditional GG type. His range is not the best, and a few too many balls slip under his glove. But he makes plays up-the-middle that nobody else can make (because of his arm) and he is historcially great at turning the DP. He gets a lot of guys out… just not in the same way as the Pedroia types.

  • http://none Favrest

    I thought Martin was terrific. His numbers might not match Weiters, but how many times did Martin throw a runner out during a key part of the game? Has Weiters played a meaningful game in his life?

    • Dave203

      Martin gave up 95 SB compared to Wieters giving up 58 — that’s a signal people don’t even attempt to run on Wieters other than elite base stealers.

      Also, Martin decided to throw the ball into CF 10 times giving him 10 errors compared to Wieters 5. There is no way they are giving the GG to a C with 10 throwing errors.

      Martin may have thrown runners out in key situations, but runners didn’t even run in key situations with Wieters in fear of getting thrown out. Martin is not a bum defensively and I like him behind the plate, but he isn’t Wieters. I can’t remember if they release the vote counts or not for GG, but if they do, I won’t be surprise if he gets 95+% of the #1 votes.

  • StanfordBen

    Anyone think the nominees are to avoid a Rafael Palmeiro DH situation again?

  • Peter

    Gardner got the Fielding Bible award for LF yesterday.

    • Sarah

      Let’s hope for a repeat winning performance today.