In what was easily one of the most convoluted and least organized awards presentations I’ve ever had the pleasure of following, the MLB announced the recipients for the 2012 Gold Glove Awards on ESPN2 and (for those without access to ‘the deuce’) a live twitter feed that included any and all mentions of the words ‘Gold Glove’.
Here is your list of winners, and because I had to sift through the dreck of a live twitter feed to find any useful information, I have provided an in-depth look at the biggest snubs and insight about who ‘should of’ won.
C- Matt Wieters, BAL (2nd GG)
1B- Mark Teixeira, NYY (5)
2B- Robinson Cano, NYY (2)
BULLSHIT. Pedroia should of won gold glove! #angrytweet
— Joshua Donovan (@JoshD925) October 31, 2012
3B- Adrian Beltre, TEX (4)
SS- J.J. Hardy, BAL (1)
LF- Alex Gordon, KC (2)
CF- Adam Jones, BAL (2)
Mike Trout got robbed he should of won a gold glove.
— Elvis(@BigPriestley15) October 31, 2012
RT if you think Trout should of got the AL Gold Glove Award for CF.
— The Baseball Bible™ (@TheBallBible) October 31, 2012
RF- Josh Reddick, OAK (1)
P- Tie: Jeremy Hellickson, TB (1) / Jake Peavy, CWS (1)
C- Yadier Molina, STL (5)
1B- Adam LaRoche, WAS (1)
2B- Darwin Barney, CHC (1)
Even if I’m a Cubs fan, Brandon Phillips should of won that award. #nodoubt
— Austin Webster (@AustinWebster23) October 31, 2012
3B- Chase Headley, SD (1)
SS- Jimmy Rollins, PHI (4)
LF- Carlos Gonzalez, COL (2)
Carlos Gonzalez won a gold glove?It should of been Bourne (but can’t give 2 Braves the award)
— Daniel(@itsDanieeel) October 31, 2012
CF- Andrew McCutchen, PIT (1)
RF- Jason Heyward, ATL (1)
P- Mark Buehrle, MIA (4)
Clayton Kershaw should of won the gold glove
— Eddie Garcia(@eddiehellachill) October 31, 2012
There you have it. The YOLOrioles managed to take home 3 Gold Gloves in 2012, which ties a nice bow on a season where every single thing went their way all year long. Good for them, I guess. If you’re an American reader and you’re not sure what I’m complaining about with not having access to ESPN2, this hashtag says more than I ever could.
im still confused on how Brett Lawrie wasnt a finalist for the 3B gold glove award #TheyHateCanada
— Kryptonick ☛ (@Kryptonickk) October 31, 2012
Feel free to comment and complain about the selections or just write “It’s supposed to be ‘should HAVE’, idiot.”