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Old 10-29-2012, 10:27 PM
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Default A.J. & Jake named 2012 GG Finalists

EDIT: Gold Glove Awards on ESPN2 8:30 PM Tuesday

2012 Gold Glove Award winners will be announced Tuesday. Complete list of finalists: CSNChicago


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Peavy and Pierzynski finalists at their respective positions for 2012 Rawlings Gold Gloves to be announced Tuesday. No Beckham or Ramirez
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:31 PM
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Peavy and Pierzynski finalists at their respective positions for 2012 Rawlings Gold Gloves to be announced Tuesday. No Beckham or Ramirez
That makes sense...
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:39 PM
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That makes sense...
No it doesn't. Alexei and Gordon deserve the consideration.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:46 PM
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No it doesn't. Alexei and Gordon deserve the consideration.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:48 PM
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AJ as GG candidate is like saying Paulie can steal 50 bases.


What a joke.

He's was not even the best defensive catcher on the team.
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Old 10-29-2012, 10:55 PM
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AJ as GG candidate is like saying Paulie can steal 50 bases.


What a joke.

He's was not even the best defensive catcher on the team.
Everyone knows the gold glove winner is the best offensive player at his position. This dates back to the Eric Chavez early 2000s era, with a dose of Derek Jeter.
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Old 10-29-2012, 11:03 PM
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If that's the case A.J would barely crack the top 5. Weiters, Avila Santana Saltallamachia Mauer Napoli
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Old 10-30-2012, 12:47 AM
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Everyone knows the gold glove winner is the best offensive player at his position. This dates back to the Eric Chavez early 2000s era, with a dose of Derek Jeter.
The Gold Glove is taken from a poll of managers and coaches around the middle of September, I've been told by people in the media. In the days when every team played ever other team more than 10 times, the award did a better job of recognizing players that had the best defensive seasons. Ozzie Smith won his first Gold Glove hitting .230 with no home runs. Winning the Gold Glove at shortstop in the 1960s was a big deal because voters cared whether Aparicio, Fregosi, Versalles or Belanger were having the best defensive season while Fregosi was generally having the best offensive season (and only won one Gold Glove).


Now reputation and overall impressions play a greater role than ever. Even average defensive players make great defensive play now and then. Better offensvie players who make great defensive plays tend to get more attention on thee daily highlights.


There are politics involved in all the postseason awards. I would like to see the Gold Glove voting go to a group that seems to care more about recognizing defensive excellence. But at least this year the award isn't going to the best offensive shortstop.
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Old 10-30-2012, 10:38 AM
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Everyone knows the gold glove winner is the best offensive player at his position. This dates back to the Eric Chavez early 2000s era, with a dose of Derek Jeter.
Yep, early 2000s seems to be when the the GG award went off the rails and became a hybrid of gold glove/silver slugger. I would have no problem with AJ getting a silver slugger at his position. He definitely deserves that one but defensively, he is not a gold glove catcher.
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