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Teixeira and Cano win Gold Glove awards

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 30, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Mark Teixeira has won a Gold Glove. So has Robinson Cano.

The Rawlings Gold Glove announcement show is currently airing on ESPN2, and Teixeira was just announced as the American League winner at first base. Immediately after that, Cano was announced as the A.L. winner at second.

The Yankees just sent the following announcement with facts and figures:

The New York Yankees congratulate 1B Mark Teixeira and 2B Robinson Cano upon being awarded 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. It marks the third time in the last four seasons that the Yankees have had at least two Gold Glove winners in the same year (also Jeter/Teixeira in 2009 and Cano/Jeter/Teixeira in 2010).

Teixeira led qualifying Major League first basemen with a career-best .999 fielding percentage, committing just one error in 1,055 total chances during the 2012 regular season. It marked the best single-season fielding percentage by any Major League first baseman over the last three seasons (2010-12) and the 10th-best single-season mark at first base in the Modern Era (since 1900). Teixeira’s .999 also established the Yankees franchise record at his position, surpassing Don Mattingly’s .998 in 1994 (2E in 989 total chances).

The award is Teixeira’s fifth overall Gold Glove (2005-06 w/ Texas and 2009-10, ’12 w/ Yankees) and third as a Yankee. He is one of just four Yankees first basemen to win the award and one of three to earn the honor at least three times with the club. Other Yankees first basemen to win the award are Joe Pepitone (three-time winner, 1965-66, ’69), Chris Chambliss (one-time winner, 1978), and Don Mattingly (nine-time winner, 1985-89, ’91-94).

Cano, who led all American League second basemen with 726 chances in 2012, finished second in the league with a .992 fielding percentage while making just six errors. This marks his second career Gold Glove Award (also 2010).

He is just one of two Yankees second basemen to win a Gold Glove, along with Bobby Richardson, who won the honor in five straight seasons from 1961-65. Cano also holds two of the three best single-season fielding percentages by a second baseman in franchise history with his third-best mark in 2012 and his club-best .996 in 2010 (3E in 776 total chances). Snuffy Stirnweiss owns the second-highest single-season mark by a Yankees second baseman (.993 in 1948).

Since his debut in 2005, Cano has played in more games (1,197), made more starts (1,171) and played more innings (10,413.1) at second base than any other Major Leaguer. He has also tallied the most chances (5,891) and been part of the most double plays (788) at his position over the stretch.

AL: Matt Wieters
NL: Yadier Molina

First base
AL: Mark Teixeira
NL: Adam LaRoche

Second base
AL: Robinson Cano
NL: Darwin Barney

AL: J.J. Hardy
NL: Jimmy Rollins

Third base
AL: Adrian Beltre
NL: Chase Headley

Right field
AL: Josh Reddick
NL: Jason Heyward

Center field
AL: Adam Jones
NL: Andrew McCutchen

Left field
AL: Alex Gordon
NL: Carlos Gonzalez

AL: Jeremy Hellickson and Jake Peavy
NL: Mark Buehrle

Associated Press photos



67 Responses to “Teixeira and Cano win Gold Glove awards”

  1. Nick in SF October 30th, 2012 at 9:53 pm

    Shocker. Value crashing. Bilingual disappointment.

  2. Cashmoney October 30th, 2012 at 9:57 pm


  3. Cashmoney October 30th, 2012 at 9:59 pm

    say it aint so Captain! this is one of the greatest travesty against humanities. is because Martin is black?

  4. MTU October 30th, 2012 at 10:06 pm

    Never thought Martin was GG’er.

    For one thing he’s only avg. at throwing out runners.

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 30th, 2012 at 10:07 pm

    Cashmoney, really happy to hear you’re okay. I can’t believe the level of devastation caused to the City, Queens, people up and down the coast. Atlantic City under water, etc. Things like this always provide me with very quick perspective. They also pull me away from things that aren’t quite as important. And as I said earlier, I can’t see how anyone can find any humor in this. There really is none.

    At some point I’ll post the winner of the postseason prediction contest.

    I see they’re announcing Gold Gloves. Good luck to Robby and Mark. Their defense really helped the Yankees.

    Be well. Best to all here, especially anyone dealing with the residuals of Sandy.

  6. Cashmoney October 30th, 2012 at 10:12 pm

    Trish, thanks for asking. glad that you are doing aight. no much to say about a storm like this, time to pick up the pieces and help out the little everyone can and move on.

  7. Jerkface October 30th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    If Sori opts out, do the Yankees then have the right to make him a qualifying offer? And if he refuses do the the Yankees get a pick? What if he turned around and signed back with the Yankees ala Alex?

    Sori must opt out soon. If he opts out the Yankees can make him the qualifying offer which has to be atleast 13.3 million. He then has 7 days to decide. If he refuses, takes too long without deciding, or signs elsewhere the Yankees will get a draft pick if he eventually signs somewhere. If he refuses and then later re-signs with the Yankees they get nothing. IF he accepts the qual offer they get nothing.

    The 7 day deciding period makes it a no-brainer.

  8. jacksquat October 30th, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    Cano just got a little more expensive…

  9. blake October 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Congrats to Cano and Tex

  10. ron October 30th, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    Lost power yesterday at 6 pm,got it back at 1 am.

    It is amazing that something as simple as losing power for 7 hours can make a person go mad.
    At 12:44 am when the power wen’t back on,i had my computer,lights,radio all fire up at the same time,and i jumped up because i thought we were being invaded by aliens,or someone broke into my home.

    No other damage,but driving home from work on monday at 4:30 pm,had to try a few different routes.
    A tree blocking one road,power line blocking another.
    Lucky,all in all,as some people got crushed.

  11. jacksquat October 30th, 2012 at 10:25 pm

    I think if Soriano is going to opt out, he has to do it by sometime tomorrow. Tick tock Sori!

  12. RhapsodyInBlue October 30th, 2012 at 10:27 pm

    Way to go Robbie. Fans of the Keebler Elf not happy.

  13. ron October 30th, 2012 at 10:36 pm

    I hope sori opts out.
    Money well spent elsewhere.
    The yankees should also reshape their lineup by trading cano,and granderson for some ready top prospects.
    Cano for profar,and olt,sign hamilton for 4/100,sign melky,extend hughes,get one of a 3b/2b/o’f/catcher/pitcher for granderson,maybe a ml ready player,even if we add a player.
    We replace the lost offense,get 2 top prospects,get younger,and cheaper,and not lose any prospects of our own.

  14. bdog375 October 30th, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Was there a typo in the form of “Adam Jones” instead of “Mike Trout”? Wtf. Wow.

  15. Run it Out October 30th, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    How are the Gold Gloves selected?

  16. Nick in SF October 30th, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I think the opt-out deadline is probably what was written on the inside of Sori’s cap, so he should be well aware of the timing and necessary procedures.

  17. jacksquat October 30th, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    Trout started only 108 games in CF, that’s the only thing I can think of.

  18. Jerkface October 30th, 2012 at 11:10 pm

    Chase Headley just got more expensive :(

  19. jacksquat October 30th, 2012 at 11:29 pm

    Yeah, is he really that good in LF?

  20. jacksquat October 30th, 2012 at 11:31 pm


  21. jacksquat October 30th, 2012 at 11:32 pm

    Have Gordon on the brain.

  22. Jerkface October 30th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    He is pretty good, but I suspect his big year had more to do with the GG. He Jeter’d it.

  23. UnKnown October 30th, 2012 at 11:48 pm

    I really hope Sori opts out. I’m praying hard.

  24. jacksquat October 30th, 2012 at 11:50 pm

    Does Soriano have a no trade? Doesn’t say so on Cot’s.

  25. Nick in SF October 31st, 2012 at 12:03 am

    If/when Sori opts out, hopefully the Yanks have the qualifying offer pre-loaded in the fax machine. Is Boras allowed to negotiate with other teams while the Q.O. is on the table?

  26. jacksquat October 31st, 2012 at 12:07 am

    I don’t think Boras can negotiate with other teams until the exclusive period is over, which is after Soriano has to decide on the QO.

  27. ron October 31st, 2012 at 12:20 am

    The yankees will have a qo for so since 2013 is his last year.
    They are not losing a pick with only a year left,and possibly no mo.

  28. UnKnown October 31st, 2012 at 1:47 am



  29. jacksquat October 31st, 2012 at 1:57 am

    Good. The Yankees shouldn’t pay two relievers 29 mil. They shouldn’t even pay one over 10. If they are going to cut back the payroll, the bullpen is a great place to do it. It’s just not necessary. Robertson could close games for 3 mil and probably do it well.

  30. tucker October 31st, 2012 at 1:58 am

    The Dodgers are truly insane. They apparently signed Brandon League to a 3-year deal worth $22.5 million, including vesting options.

  31. tucker October 31st, 2012 at 2:01 am

    I am on the fence about Soriano opting out. He has just one year left, so he does not affect the 189 goal for 2014.

    On the other hand, it frees up money to spend where they need it — on the field.

    Just hope Mo returns and he is healthy and effective.

  32. yankeefeminista October 31st, 2012 at 2:01 am

    Congrats to Robi and Cano! Bright spots in this current darkness!

    Glad to hear people are checking in and are safe. We’ve been w/o power for 30+ hours and likely will be without it for another week. Incredible storm; we have 50 year old trees uprooted that just missed hitting the house. Still trying to locate missing friends. Help each other out, Yankee people.

  33. yankeefeminista October 31st, 2012 at 2:13 am

    *Teix (sorry writing from my iPhone in the dark)

  34. tucker October 31st, 2012 at 2:14 am

    Good luck to you and your family YF, as well as all the others affected by this terrible storm. Puts things in perspective.

  35. Nick in SF October 31st, 2012 at 2:35 am

    Best wishes, YF, hope things get up and running and back to normal for you and everyone else ASAP.

  36. jacksquat October 31st, 2012 at 2:51 am

    Total Zone Total Fielding Runs Above Average:

    Jones: 13
    Trout: 13

    Granderson: -12
    A. Jackson: -14

  37. blake October 31st, 2012 at 7:15 am

    @JonHeymanCBS: rafael soriano expected to opt out of his #yankees deal wednesday.

    Heyman has spoken

  38. Tar October 31st, 2012 at 7:22 am

    My best wishes to all those hit by the storm. Great to see Trish, YF and others check in.

  39. blake October 31st, 2012 at 8:05 am

    @JonHeymanCBS: Rafael Soriano will opt out of #yankees contract today. Story up on

    Make the Q offer…..if he opts out then boras feels pretty good about him getting a multi year deal and Sori is probably leaving….need to at least ensure they get a pick if he goes

  40. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 8:21 am

    Glad you’re OK YF. I have family right in your area.

    Not good about the power.

    This where a good old wood burning stove would come in handy.

    Or at least a catalytic heater.

    Stay safe. Heal well.

  41. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 8:21 am

    No surprise on Soriano.

    He would have had to be an idiot to do anything different.

    It was predictable.

  42. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 8:24 am

    Mo, D-Rob, Aardsma.

    Those are your in-house closer possibilites.

  43. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 8:26 am


    So THAT’s what Soriano had in his hat all this time.

    I always thought it was a picture of Sophia Vergara nude.

    Show’s ya’ what I know.


  44. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2012 at 8:30 am

    Good morning. Glad to see YF, Trisha, Ron, LGY and others OK. Hopefully none of you were affected by flooding. I know what that’s like, having been in one from the after affects of Hurricane Agnes.

  45. blake October 31st, 2012 at 8:32 am

    Mason Williams tool grades by BA

    Hit: 60
    Power: 60
    Speed: 70

    Major league average is 50…..if he realizes those projections he wil be an all star

  46. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2012 at 8:39 am

    Blake and MTU-

    Would either of you be happy if Soriano takes the qualifying offer or doesn’t opt out?

    Scott Boras has a track record of this.

    Soriano opts out today, then has 3 more days and he’s an unrestricted FA[6th day after the end of WS]He gets 1.5M for opting out.

    If the Yankees give him the Qualifying offer this Friday13.3M, he becomes a FA Saturday, and Boras has a total of 7 days from Friday to find him a better offer.

    If he can’t get it done in 7 days-the 7th day is the day he/she rested-then the Yankees might very well have Sori back for an outlay of now 14.8M for one year.

    Goodbye Mo, goodby using the money savings elsewhere.

    Could happen!

  47. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 8:41 am


    I’m OK w that but I’m fairly certain Soriano will get a multi-year deal elsewhere.

    That’s the fallback plan only.

    It represents failure on Boras’s part.

  48. blake October 31st, 2012 at 8:44 am

    BA compared mason to a more athletic version of AJax….yes please.

    I want the Yankees to improve the club as much as possible for 2013 but I also think they need to be very careful when considering trading any of this potential core of players that is currently in high A or AA (Williams, Austin, Sanchez, Heathcott).

    All prospects carry risk….and the chances that all 4 of those guys will actually become big league regulars isn’t all that good…..but with the game trending back young and with the budget in place the value of good young players that are cost controlled has grown exponentially in recent years.

    If just a couple of those guys panned out then it really helps offset the payroll and frees up more money to fill holes elsewhere…..if all 4 of them do then be yanks are in business….

    This is why I’ve pushed for a stop gap deal with Josh Hamtilton… wouldn’t only be a corner outfield filler….it would be star filler until hopefully that group is ready to contribute. Hamilton costs only money whereas acquiring an Upton , Headley , Cargo etc would almost certainly require trading a chunk of that group…..

    Signing Hamilton might would make things tight short term….. But what if it allowed them to still contend for titles short term and also allowed then to keep their prospects and those prospects helped trim the payroll down later?

  49. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2012 at 8:44 am

    On Soriano-

    I just feel that unless you truly would want a player to come back for the Qualifying offer for one year, it’s not worth the gamble just to get a draft pick.

    I don’t think Soriano, despite the stats, is an elite closer. He’s from the John Wetteland school of closing. Tell your manager to consume a lot of TUMS while they are in to close, and everything will be OK.

  50. blake October 31st, 2012 at 8:45 am

    “Would either of you be happy if Soriano takes the qualifying offer or doesn’t opt out?”

    I would be fine with it yes….it’s only a year and he’s a darn good reliever

  51. Cashmoney October 31st, 2012 at 8:46 am

    Profiling NYY Prospect Bugsy ‘hairy’ Bunny

    Bugsy Bunny tool grades by me
    hit 120
    power 150
    speed 200
    defense 190
    arm 10
    hair 220
    hare 100

    scouts citing aside from the obvious weakness in arm strength Bugs is what you would call a 15 prospect on a scale of 10. “He is a GM’s wet dream!”. The consensus around the league seem to be the one year old Bugsy is a can’t miss prospect, if Bugsy can stay away from excessive fornication… stay tune.

  52. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 8:48 am


    Except that Upton is already better than any of those are likely to be.


  53. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 8:51 am

    And you forgot to include Flores, who according to YF, is an Abreu type.


  54. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2012 at 8:51 am


    Let’s see. I’m Soriano. Boras is having trouble getting me more than 2 years, well he does have one 3 year contract for 27M, and one 2 year contract for 20M. If only we had more than 7 days to get a better offer, like 3/36. Oh well

    Hmm. Should I take the 13.3M from the Yankees and stay or take the 2 year contract for 10M.

    Yankees I’m coming back. You want Mo-he can be my set up man! :(

  55. blake October 31st, 2012 at 8:51 am

    “Except that Upton is already better than any of those are likely to be.”

    He is yes…..but is Upton alone better than Hamtilton is the possible 2 of those guys you had to trade to get him?

  56. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 8:54 am

    Hamilton carries too much risk for a team like the Yankees.

    Now if they could get a “sobriety” clause……

    Nah. Still too risky.

    Let Ichiro handle the load for a coupla years.

    And definitely get Gordon is if he available for less than the King’s ransom.


  57. blake October 31st, 2012 at 8:54 am

    I think 3/30 is out there for Soriano and that’d be enough for me to opt out if I’m him… Boras probably knows that the Yanks will make the Q offer and that by can always fall back on that.

    Boras is smart…. They’ll opt out….test the market for a few days and see what’s the max he can get and if what they want isn’t there then they’ll just accept the Yanks Q offer.

    Now the Yanks could call their bluff and not make the offer….but if im them then I want to ensure the draft pick if he leaves and I also wouldn’t be too upset if he came back because he’s pretty good

  58. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 8:56 am


    Boras is highly likely to get Soriano what he wants.

    He’s done it for lesser players.

    Hey. All he has to do is call the Dodgers.

    See. It was easy.


  59. blake October 31st, 2012 at 8:56 am

    “Hamilton carries too much risk for a team like the Yankees.

    Now if they could get a “sobriety” clause……”

    I think whoever signs him will demand that…..

    If they could get Gordon and keep those position player prospects then Id love that……Gordon can play….he’s pretty much exactly what they need but it’s hard to project whether they could work out something with KC or not……

  60. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2012 at 8:57 am


    I wonder if you see the Yankees trade for one year left of Haren[preferably] or Santana in the next few days, both of which had good 2010 and 2011 seasons, that the Yankees plan will be to look at a trade for a corner OF bat, especially if Kuroda resigns.

    They then could afford one of Nova or Phelps or possibly Hughes in a trade.

  61. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 8:59 am


    The Yankees could use a Gordon.

    And the Royals could use some Pitching.

    Sounds like a good match to me.


  62. blake October 31st, 2012 at 9:00 am


    Id like to take a gamble on a Haren bounce back but what can they trade to the Angels?

    Nova for Gordon would be Awesome but I think the Royals would want more…..they want an established frontline type guy they say…..

  63. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2012 at 9:00 am

    New Post—————->

  64. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 9:00 am


    Forget Santana. He sucks.

    Haren. Maybe.

    But we don’t need either if we can ink AP and Hiroki.


  65. blake October 31st, 2012 at 9:00 am


    It is a good match but if thy dangle Gordon there are some other teams like the Rays that could dangle better pitchers tha the Yanks could…..

  66. MTU October 31st, 2012 at 9:01 am


    I don’t think the Rays need him w. Longoria and Jennings.

    New thread —–>

  67. trisha - true pinstriped blue November 2nd, 2012 at 9:55 pm


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