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Gold Glove Award winners, as they’re announced …

Oct 29, 2013, 8:01 PM EDT

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The 2013 Rawlings Gold Glove Award recipients are being rolled out during an hour-long special tonight (8 p.m. ET) on ESPN2. So get your outrage engines started and follow along as the winners are announced position-by-position …

National League

C Yadier Molina
1B Paul Goldschmidt
2B Brandon Phillips
3B Nolan Arenado
SS Andrelton Simmons
LF Carlos Gonzalez
CF Carlos Gomez
RF Gerardo Parra
P Adam Wainwright

American League

C Salvador Perez
1B Eric Hosmer
2B Dustin Pedroia
3B Manny Machado
SS J.J. Hardy
LF Alex Gordon
CF Adam Jones
RF Shane Victorino
P R.A. Dickey

  1. DJ MC - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    Congratulations to all of the Orioles who won well-deserved Gold Gloves tonight. And Adam Jones, too.

    • dickclydesdale - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:18 PM

      Rafael Palmeiro didn’t win?

      • DJ MC - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:33 AM

        He didn’t play enough games at DH to qualify.

    • fukpittsburgh - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:47 AM


      • DJ MC - Oct 30, 2013 at 10:16 PM

        Hey look, it’s one of the people that make me hate the fact that I love the Ravens!

      • fukpittsburgh - Oct 31, 2013 at 1:34 AM

        ? You’re a sad one

  2. uwsptke - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:25 PM

    And the Gold Glove drought for Milwaukee finally comes to an end!

  3. erbaodai - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:26 PM

    Seriously what’s so good about Adam Jones? Since his defensive stats are all negatives the coaches must have all voted for him, but why?

    • DJ MC - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:38 PM

      Because most of them see him six times a year and occasionally on Web Gems. They don’t get the pleasure of watching him play every day, when you just never know when he’ll drop an easy fly ball or take a route to a fly ball that would be rejected by Bil Keene.

    • randomdigits - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:09 PM

      For the record Jones thinks that Austin Jackson should have won the last three seasons.

    • smythbw87 - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:28 PM

      Because he had more put outs than any other fielder in the AL, and had more assists, throwing out a player from the outfield, then any other player with a low amount of errors, 2. If C Crisp played more games, he probably would of gotten it.

      • paperlions - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:26 AM

        Jones has had a negative DRS for 4 years in a row. He’s had a negative UZR for 5 years in a row. He’s a below average CF because he has horrible range, taking poor routes to balls and struggling with balls over his head.

        He played 206 more innings of defense than Ellsbury and had 5 more putouts. The OF assists are nice, all 11 of them, but that doesn’t come close to making up for the balls he doesn’t get to.

      • itsbenfeldman - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:05 PM

        The really crazy thing is that Jones doesn’t even LOOK like a good center fielder. It should be obvious to anyone watching even a handful of Orioles games, that, Jones takes horrible routes, has bad breaks, and terrible first reads (beyond the handful of balls he flat out dropped this year).

  4. brewcrewchamps - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:30 PM

    Jeter got screwed out of another gold glove!!!!!! This is an outrage!

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:36 PM

      The just misspelled his name.


    • erbaodai - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:50 PM

      The one who really got robbed is Yunel Escobar.

      • tfbuckfutter - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:41 PM

        When asked for a response he described the results as “fucking gay”.

  5. thebadguyswon - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:33 PM

    I’m trying to get pissed off. Someone give David Ortiz a gold glove.

  6. shaggylocks - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:35 PM

    J.J. Hardy!?!? Jeter got robbed!

    • erbaodai - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      Jeter got robbed? I think you mean Yunel Escobar.

    • shaggylocks - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:03 PM

      Dang it, my phone takes forever to load pages. That identical Jeter joke one or two posts before me wasn’t there when I started. Also, Jeter. Not Escobar. Saying Jeter deserved a GG this year is funny. Escobar, not so much.

    • erbaodai - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:06 PM

      Well I’m not necessarily trying to be funny. Fact is Escobar did got snubbed, just like Brendan Ryan last year. Hardy may not be Jeter or Palmeiro, but he’s certainly not as good as Escobar.

      • Paul White - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:41 AM

        Escobar is good. So is Hardy. They’re close enough not to get too worked up over. Especially since Yunel arguably isn’t even the best shortstop named Escobar.

  7. garryfish - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    Doncha know, No Cano!

  8. thomas844 - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:51 PM

    DatDudeBP = Defensive STUD

    • erbaodai - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:11 PM

      Darwin Barney deserves it more.

      • thomas844 - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:17 PM

        Can Darwin Barney do this?

      • metalhead65 - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:46 PM

        right because of his great defense the cubs only finished 25 games out this year instead of the usual 30. Phillips is the best without a doubt. spare me the metrics just watch the man play on a dailey basis.

      • erbaodai - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:25 AM


        A few highlight plays does not make a certain player better defender, otherwise Jeter would be a great fielding SS because of “the flip”.

        Meanwhile, Barney can do this:

      • paperlions - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:32 AM

        Yeah, what Metalhead said….screw those metrics. I think the same thing about offense. I don’t need to look at any numbers to know who the best hitter is….just watch the pure power of Pedro Alvarez or Mark Trumbo and you can tell they are the best hitters in MLB.


        I have no idea why people think that such dumb statements are valid for one aspect of baseball when they are so obviously dumb for the one in which EVERYONE uses stats to evaluate who is best.

      • Francisco (FC) - Oct 30, 2013 at 10:25 AM

        The funny part about people saying “watch the man play” is that BIS defensive runs saved is computed by WATCHING EVERY SINGLE PLAY made by every player. That’s the basis for the metric. Watch every single baseball and plot where it fell and how many times it was caught. Based on this you can compute the league average for each position on how often baseballs are caught in defined “plots” of the baseball field. Then you see how a specific player did against the average. While the end result is computed, the data that makes these numbers possible is done by WATCHING EVERY SINGLE PLAY ON THE FIELD.

        The BIS metric is the epitome of watching the players play!!!!

      • pbastille - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:54 PM

        based on thomas844’s post, looks like Phillips deserves a gold bare hand too

  9. bobbyp19 - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:55 PM

    Victorino over Markakis what a freakin joke. Victorino couldn’t catch a cold in an Alasken winter if he was butt naked and soaking wet.

    • DJ MC - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:57 PM

      …and he’s still better than Markakis this season.

    • smythbw87 - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:31 PM

      Fielding wise, Markakis was by far the best player. Victorino may deserve the best RF award, but not fielding. Markakis got gipped.

      • moogro - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:58 PM

        That’s because Victorino won one for gipper.

    • tfbuckfutter - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:43 PM

      Soaking wet naked Hawaiians in Alaska is my favorite pornhub category too.

    • Paul White - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:46 AM

      I have no doubt Markakis will catch every ball he gets to. The problem is that he gets to fewer batted balls than any right fielder in the league. Be happy he was even nominated, because he didn’t even deserve that, let alone winning.

  10. johnnyb1976 - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:57 PM

    No respect for Jay Bruce. Gerardo parra? Really?! Garbage!

  11. krenshaws - Oct 29, 2013 at 8:59 PM

    Brandon Phillips what a joke.

    • jm91rs - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:15 PM

      He may be a lot of things (bad hitter, bad person?) but a joke in the field is not one of them.

      • krenshaws - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:11 PM

        The other 2 candidates had better numbers across the board moron.

  12. chill1184 - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Really wanted Wright to win, but congrats to Dickey

  13. 8man - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:07 PM

    Dat’s a lot of Os, hon!

  14. provguard - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:26 PM

    Goldschmidt is the better player, but Belt has better glove…

  15. dcfan999 - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:27 PM

    Span shoulda won he had no errors

  16. pastabelly - Oct 29, 2013 at 9:44 PM

    RF at Fenway is tough to play. Victorino earned this one.

  17. cabrera24 - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:00 PM

    I’m a huge phillies fan , but what about josh Donaldson from the A’s ? What about yunel from Tampa ??? Jose altuve from Houston ??? Wow .

    • paperlions - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:37 AM

      Altuve is an average fielder.

      As good as Donaldson is, he is no match for Machado, who is probably the best overall fielder in the AL.

    • stex52 - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM

      Houston fan here. Altuve is okay. He’s not top caliber.

  18. bigbenh8tr - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:20 PM

    One complaint.

    How many errors did Carlos Gomez have this year? Denard Span had ZERO.

    • brewcrewchamps - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:36 AM

      How many ridiculous catches did Span have? Carlos Gomez had about a dozen of those.

      • bigbenh8tr - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:48 AM

        You don’t get a gold glove for highlight plays, you get it for being a great defensive player. You can YouTube plenty of Span highlights but what makes him superior is that he always has a great read on the ball, so his amazingly accurate first step combined with his speed makes no ball hit to CF uncatchable. That is why he had 0 errors this year. This is not an all-star award for the fans this is a gold glove.

        Span – 0 errors
        Gomez – lead leading 8 errors among CFs…..what a complete joke

      • pastabelly - Oct 30, 2013 at 8:54 AM

        According to pure statistics, Gomez should have been a runaway winner for this award and Span was not in the top 3. Juan Lagares was actually second best, followed by AJ Pollack.

    • jdhein22 - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:17 AM

      Carlos Gomez put together one of the finest defensive seasons by a center fielder in recent memory. According to The Fielding Bible, Gomez set a single-season record for a center fielder by saving 38 runs on defense, the most since they began tracking the metric in 2003. The other finalists paled in comparison: McCutchen was credited with saving seven runs on defense for the Pirates, while Span saved just three for the Nationals.

      The routine plays were made with ease, but Gomez also made the spectacular plays this past season. He was credited with five home-run saving catches, again the most since those began being tracked 10 years ago.

      Gomez tied a career high with 12 assists, which trailed only New York’s Juan Lagares at 14 for the most among major-league center fielders in 2013.

    • Francisco (FC) - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:50 AM

      Once again, # of erros is not a meaningful defensive statistic. Denard Span got to less baseballs than Carlos Gomez. THAT’S why Denard Span has no errors. Rather than take risks and try to reach balls he may or may not catch Dernard Span preferred to take only the “sure” baseballs. But that means many baseballs slipped by Denard Span and fell for hits and doubles. Carlos Gomez took risks, that’s why he has errors (and he only has 5!). But his taking risks FAR outweighs the effects of errors since he got to more balls than Span. He had more putouts, more assists and one more double play, and in less innings to boot! Not to mention that it’s not only the # of putouts, but where he caught them, he covered more ground. As others mentioned thanks to this he saved 38 runs on defense! Span saved 3. That’s like scoring 35 more runs for your team.

      • Francisco (FC) - Oct 30, 2013 at 9:56 AM

        I’ll amend that by saying Denard Span took less risks (I just read myself and felt it was ridiculous to say Span took no risks), It’s actually probable that Denard Span did try to get to more basbealls but all of his risks panned out, resulting in no official errors. However Gomez’s range allowed him to risk more and reach more baseballs that Span wouldn’t have even been able to take a risk on.

  19. dondada10 - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:35 PM

    I don’t agree that you have to give an award to each position in the outfield. If three centerfielders have spectacular years they should all get it.

    • asimonetti88 - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:14 AM

      Should they do the same for the infield? If multiple shortstops have deserving years, should they all get it? They have separate positions for a reason.

  20. eagles512 - Oct 29, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    Markakis over Victorino? Absolutely not. Not this year anyway.

    • Francisco (FC) - Oct 30, 2013 at 10:00 AM

      Let me guess… Markakis had no errors and Victorino had three. Where’s the eye roll font?

  21. misterdreamer119 - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:00 PM

    pedroia for platinum.

    • stlouis1baseball - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:30 PM

      Agreed 119. He has been my favorite non-Cardinal since he arrived.
      No one does it better.

  22. pens5829 - Oct 29, 2013 at 11:39 PM

    Just like all-star voting. A complete joke.

  23. hildezero - Oct 30, 2013 at 12:44 AM


    Really? You’re not familiar about Parra? That player you mentioned and you are garbage!

  24. sdemp - Oct 30, 2013 at 1:41 AM

    jdhein22 basically said it all. . . But just summarize, Gomez was the best defensive player in all of baseball.

    I’d rather have Spam than Span, just saying.

  25. allday420ap - Oct 30, 2013 at 2:56 AM

    hideki nishioka absolutely sanubbbed!

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