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Nov
08

AL Gold Glove Winners, EARLY!


Ooops! Looks like no one told the Sporting Goods Newswire that the AL Gold Glove winners weren’t being announced until 4pm, because they released the winners early.

AND THE WINNERS ARE:

P – MIKE MUSSINA – YANKEES
C – JOE MAUER – TWINS
1ST – CARLOS PENA – RAYS
2ND – DUSTIN PEDROIA – RED SOX
3RD – ADRIAN BELTRE – MARINERS
SS – MICHAEL YOUNG – RANGERS
OF – TORII HUNTER – ANGELS
OF – GRADY SIZEMORE – INDIANS
OF – ICHIRO SUZUKI – MARINERS
No real bones of contention here for me, I’m obviously psyched to see Pedroia win his first of many Gold Gloves and it hopefully won’t be the only hardware he takes home this off-season… The choice of Pena over last year’s winner Youkilis is disappointing but not egregious, especially when considering how many games Youk played at third this year and that Pena can definitely pick it. The only player who stands out to me as somewhat iffy is Michael Young, but looking at the rest of the league there isn’t anyone else that really stands out besides maybe Orlando Cabrera as equally deserving. That Derek Jeter DIDN’T win is a sign that I may start to believe in this award as being almost legit once more. Torii Hunter continues to ride his reputation more than the reality that he isn’t as good as he once was but again not an egregious choice. I’d have preferred to see Carl Crawford win it, or perhaps Nick Markakis but then again, I have no vote so I guess I don’t matter.


5 Responses to “AL Gold Glove Winners, EARLY!”


  1. 1 sam jackson's love child
    November 6, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    considering how many games pena missed this year, i dont think he should have won it. Youk got hurt in the voting because he played too many game at both third and first

  2. 2 Matt
    November 8, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    Pena deserved to win it, shut up about “Youk”.

    I’m not bothered by Pedroia winning it because he is a very good defensive player, but Mark Ellis is the best defensive second basemen in the American League.

    • 3 slanch
      November 8, 2008 at 6:36 pm

      I’m glad you’re not bothered by pedey winning, I was going to have trouble sleeping tonight otherwise. As for shutting up about youk, I said that pena was a fine winner, I was just disappointed that youk wasn’t able to go back to back. Also, off the top of my head, Ellis played something like 110 games to pedroia’s 150 something, so that is a big difference. But ellis is great with the glove


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