Rawlings Gold Glove Award

If nothing else, the annual Rawlings Gold Glove Award winners remind us that most voters probably don’t actually watch much baseball.  If they did, Derek Jeter would not have taken home the award in 2010.  If Rawlings has accomplished anything, it’s that they have got one thing right.   The additional step of naming finalists for [...]

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Jon Jay plays center field with the same fearless disrespect for inertia and personal safety that Jim Edmonds had when he played the same position years ago.  Maybe that’s why so many fans in St. Louis believe Jon Jay deserves a Gold Glove award this year.  Maybe he does, and maybe he doesn’t.  Carefully consider [...]

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  The scuttlebutt is that the Cardinals and Yadier Molina are set to seal the deal on a 5 yr / $75M contract extension that should keep YadiMo in St. Louis for most of the remainder of his career.  The question that seems to be on an awful lot of minds now is “Did the [...]

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If you love baseball’s “silly season” during which baseball players routinely have the opportunity to injure themselves patting themselves and each other on the back, then the inaugural “Rawlings Gold Glove Awards Show” is just the thing for you.  That’s right.  ESPN has set aside a whole hour dedicated to an announcement that really shouldn’t [...]

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Let’s begin with the assumption that the voting process for the Gold Glove awards is horribly flawed and a complete joke.  If you don’t agree with this assumption, then go pat Derek Jeter on the back for winning a Gold Glove about 14 years past his defensive prime.  It’s not that I don’t like Jeter, [...]

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Edgar Martinez Nick: As a National League honk – I’m inclined to just dismiss any player that was primarily a Designated Hitter out of hand. As a baseball fan, I know that I would be dismissed out of hand by fans of the American League. Just because I don’t like the Designated Hitter in baseball [...]

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[Over the next few days, Josh and I will be discussing the Hall of Fame merits of the players on this year's ballot for the purpose of creating our ballot for the Baseball Bloggers Alliance HoF voting.] Roberto Alomar Nick: I believe I allowed my opinion of Alomar’s “extra-curriculars” cloud my judgment of just how [...]

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