Award Season: The American League Gold Glovers

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So while this announcement hasn't been made official quite yet, we here at Walkoff Walk are always game for some juicy rumormongering. The latest monger comes from our pal Evan Grant from the Dallas Morning News who posts a rumor he found on some random sporting goods blog. Typical blogger behavior. Well, here are your AL Gold Glove wieners:

  • Joe Mauer, MIN, C
  • Carlos Pena, TBR, 1B
  • Dustin Pedroia, BOS, 2B
  • Michael Young, TEX, SS
  • Adrian Beltre, SEA, 3B
  • Torii Hunter, LAA, OF
  • Ichiro Suzuki, SEA, OF
  • Grady Sizemore, CLE, OF
  • Mike Mussina, NYY, P

I ain't got no quarrel with these winners, except for one: Michael Young, who I still believe is an even worse fielding shortstop than Derek Jeter. Heck, he makes Jeter look like Mark fucking Belanger. Listen, I know Orlando Cabrera is a total ass and journalists hate him, but he deserved this award. Yes, Michael Young led the league in fielding percentage but that's only because every difficult-to-field ground ball just went past him for a single.

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Jeter was robbed!

Torii hasn't deserved the award for the last 3-4 years

If Mark Ellis goes his whole career without winning one of these dumb things, I'm lighting Boston on fire.

Torii deserves his gold glove as much as Farthammer would deserve "Employee of the Year"

Mussina = this generations Jim Kaat? Both should be in the Hall of Fame.

Baseball Reference tells me that this is Moose's 6th gold glove. Coupled with Maddux and Kenny Rogers (5) have we watched our generation's gold glove Jordan-Bird-Magic?

Also, no pitcher aside from those three has two or more Gold Gloves in the last 15 years.

It's a stat!

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