Martin, Teixeira, and Cano among Gold Glove finalists

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Russell Martin, Mark Teixeira, and Robinson Cano have been announced as finalists for the Gold Glove Award at their respective positions. Martin is up against Alex Avila, Matt Wieters, and A.J. Pierzynski while Cano will compete with the Dustins — Pedroia and Ackley. Teixeira is up against Eric Hosmer and Adrian Gonzalez, who I assume won’t win since he was traded to the Dodgers in August.

I’m surprised Derek Jeter isn’t a finalist at shortstop considering how well he hit this year. Gold Gloves are more of a popularity contest than an actual measure of defensive excellence. Anyway, the awards will be announced tomorrow night.

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Frankenstorm Open Thread
Thoughts prior to the start of free agency
  • Richard Leo

    Cano and Tex should win

  • vin

    My money is Pedroia, Tex and Weiters.

    • MannyGeee

      winner winner. think you nailed it

  • RkyMtnYank

    “I’m surprised Derek Jeter isn’t a finalist at shortstop considering how well he hit this year.” Holy shit is that a total contradiction even considering your popularity comment! I think they learned something since Palmeiro beat Tino years ago!

    • Joe F

      THIS.

    • Havok9120

      Yeah, because Jeter was definitely the most deserving candidate in 2009 and 2010.

  • Austin Aunelowitzky

    Well at least RAB still has power.

  • Platano Man

    Andre Ethier for A-Rod sounds like I found a match for Cashman lol

    • 0 for infinity and beyond

      Meh. Not sure I’d want to see the Yankees make that trade. I see you’re logic in that it rids the Yankees of A-Rod and plugs a hole in RF but I’m not much an Ethier fan. Maybe Cashman can do his best Cherington impression and get the Dodgers to throw some prospects the Yankees way and not have to include money.

      Wishful thinking :)

  • Malcard89

    “Gold Gloves are more of a popularity contest than an actual measure of defensive excellence.”

    Mike, Let’s not be overcynical now! Let’s just be glad to have players that are in the conversation for this award.

  • DJ4K&Monterowasdinero

    Martin had a few good games but hardly Gold Glove caliber this year.

    • 0 for infinity and beyond

      BUT HE FRAMES PITCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • 0 for infinity and beyond

    “Gold Gloves are more of a popularity contest than an actual measure of defensive excellence.”

    Sounds like someone is still bitter he wasn’t chosen as prom king :)

  • http://yesnetwork Jim

    I agree with the popularity contest concept. It still makes me mad that a 25 game Palmero beat out Tino Martinez for the gold.

  • Brendan

    What, David Ortiz isn’t in the running at 1B? 1.000 fielding percentage! Tops in the league!

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