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AL Gold Gloves announced today

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Nov 06, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The American League Gold Gloves will be announced today. These are based on voting by MLB managers and coaches. Based on previous results, the voting is done after several rounds of vodka shots.

Only two Yankees would appear to have a shot: Mike Mussina and Jose Molina. It would be hilarious if Derek Jeter won just to infuriate everybody.

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21 Responses to “AL Gold Gloves announced today”

  1. Kevin November 6th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    I think Jeter honestly has a better shot then either Molina or Mussina just based on the fact he has won it before.

  2. Cleese November 6th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    The winners have already been leaked by Sporting News and the AL Winner for Pitchers is……Mike Mussina!!!

  3. jennifer November 6th, 2008 at 1:21 pm

    Cleese I hope you are telling the truth.

    Just as Pete is regarding the voting for NL. David Wright? I’ve seen quite a few Met games, and he is pretty bad at third. I don’t know if that says more about the voting by the writers or the lack of a legit third baseman in the nl.

    Also Pete you left off Alex for third.

  4. jennifer November 6th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    From sporting news. So if this is true, congrats to Mike MOOOSEina

    Winning Gold Gloves are P Mike Mussina, C Joe Mauer, 1B Carlos Pena, 2B Dustin Pedroia, 3B Adrian Beltre, OF Torii Hunter, OF Grady Sizemore, OF Ichiro Suzuki, and SS Michael Young

  5. jake November 6th, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Kevin
    November 6th, 2008 at 1:18 pm
    “I think Jeter honestly has a better shot then either Molina or Mussina just based on the fact he has won it before.”

    Jeter had 12 errors last year. Not a bad year but definitely not gold glove worthy.

  6. Patrick November 6th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    What a sin that Mark Ellis didn’t win the GG for 2nd base.

    Young is also a terrible choice, at least Pedroia was very good in the field this year (but not better than Ellis).

  7. Patrick November 6th, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    The funny thing is, Derek Jeter legitimately deserved the award more than Michael Young.

    Marco Scutaro should have gotten SS, its a shame nobody recognizes guys that don’t play in a big market or aren’t stars.

  8. Fredo Corleone November 6th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    “What a sin that Mark Ellis didn’t win the GG for 2nd base.”

    He’s the best in the AL hands down, but I believe he missed a good chunk of time with injury this year.

  9. rbj November 6th, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    LOL re: vodka, Peter. Probably very true though. Wasn’t it Juan Gonzales who one for 1st base one year, despite having only played 28 games there, the rest of the time he was DHing.

  10. jennifer November 6th, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Fredo Corleone

    That didn’t stop them from awarding Palmero over Tino.

  11. Fredo Corleone November 6th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    “The funny thing is, Derek Jeter legitimately deserved the award more than Michael Young.”

    Funnier thing is the best defensive SS in the AL rides the pine in Toronto. Scutaro never had a shot as he played no more than 56 games at any postion while playing 40 or more at three different positions. Gold Glove for SS this year was tough as nobody was truly outstanding. Sort of like picking the tallest midget or leper with the most fingers.

  12. Patrick November 6th, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Fredo, I believe Ellis still deserves the 2B award even though he missed ~50 games. He’s that good IMO. That being said, Pedroia was excellent this year and I was probably a bit harsh in my initial reaction.

    Marco Scutaro should get the SS award though. He had a great year in the field and no other SS in the AL stepped up. Even though he wasn’t a full time SS, he played well everywhere.

  13. saucY (go PSU) November 6th, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    as much as i don’t like the writers voting for MVP and CY youngs and whatnot, they do a much better job than managers and coaches. fan voting would be a mess too.

    congrats to moose if the news is true!

  14. The Reviosionist November 6th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    “Jeter had 12 errors last year. Not a bad year but definitely not gold glove worthy.”

    Young had 11 errors. That 12 error must have been a big one!

  15. The Reviosionist November 6th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    rbj, that was Palmero, who told reporters that he never committed an error. But that is back when people believed him.

  16. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    MOOOOOOOOOSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    *just another reason that Moose will want to come back. He still has a lot in the tank!!!”

    PLEASE COME BACK MOOSE!!!!!

  17. trisha - Mike Mussina is a member of my 2009 rotation. November 6th, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    *just another reason that Moose will want to come back. He still has a lot in the tank!!!*

  18. Kevin November 6th, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    ““Jeter had 12 errors last year. Not a bad year but definitely not gold glove worthy.”

    Young had 11 errors. That 12 error must have been a big one!”

    Those 12 errors Jeter made is the lowest total Jeter had out of the three GGs he has.

  19. Amanda November 6th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Trisha, just have to say I love your posts…. and hope you are 100% right! I am not ready for a Moose-less Yankees team.

  20. StandingO'Neill November 6th, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    How many errors a player made is irrelevant. Well it should be irrelevant since a players value on defense can’t be measured by prehistoric stats like errors and fielding percentage. However GG awards are mainly a popularity contest, or they are just given to the position player who had the best offensive season (see: Michael Young & Nate McLouth)

  21. Fred November 7th, 2008 at 7:34 am

    I think it would be better if everyone admitted that the gold glove is pretty much worthless. Players and managers judge defense based on errors and diving plays. They have a hard time taking into account rang and instincts which are much more important. McLouth winning a gold glove was a joke, according to advanced defensive metrics he was the worst defensive outfielder last year. The worst. He just got attention because of his breakout offensive season and a few diving catches. I think players should start voting on MVP based on who hits the longest homeruns, can you say Adam Dunn for MVP?

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