Robinson Cano named finalist for AL Gold Glove Award

What Went Wrong: Joba Chamberlain
Friday Night Open Thread

For the second straight year, Robinson Cano is one of three finalists for the AL Gold Glove Award at second base. It’s between him and AL East rivals Dustin Pedroia and Ben Zobrist. Robbie wound up winning the award over Pedroia and Dustin Ackley last season. It was his second Gold Glove after winning his first in 2010.

No other Yankees are finalists for Gold Gloves. All of the finalists are here. Brett Gardner was the team’s only other legitimate Gold Glove candidate and while I thought he was very good in center field this year, I didn’t think he was elite like he was in left field the past few years. The defensive stats back that up but one year of defensive stats yadda yadda yadda. It wouldn’t have been a crime to list among the three finalists though. Oh well. The winners will be announced at 8pm ET on Tuesday as part of some big ESPN2 broadcast.

What Went Wrong: Joba Chamberlain
Friday Night Open Thread
  • JGYank

    I used to love keeping track of who won GGs, but I now realize they don’t mean much. Chris Davis is a finalist. Pretty much shows it’s a popularity contest with the best players getting the most recognition more often than not. Cano was good defensively this year and should be a finalist but Pedroia probably deserves the GG this year even if I don’t want to admit it.

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

      Meh, I didn’t watch him or Zobrist enough to really judge.

  • Adam

    But Cano doesn’t hustle!