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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29 Comments»

  1. mbonzo says:

    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.

  2. Nick says:

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

  3. Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

    No love for Russell Martin?

  4. Hicks says:

    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 …

  5. Mike says:

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

  6. Grit for Brains says:

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

    /LASERSHOW’ED

  7. Jesse says:

    My Gold Glove picks:

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

    • Tom says:

      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.

  8. Brooklyn Ed says:

    no love for Granderson? weak!

  9. OldYanksFan says:

    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.

  10. Favrest says:

    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 says:

      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.

  11. StanfordBen says:

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

  12. Peter says:

    Gardner got the Fielding Bible award for LF yesterday.

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