Should of been Trout

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.

American League

C- Matt Wieters, BAL (2nd GG)
1B- Mark Teixeira, NYY (5)
2B- Robinson Cano, NYY (2)

3B- Adrian Beltre, TEX (4)
SS- J.J. Hardy, BAL (1)

LF- Alex Gordon, KC (2)
CF- Adam Jones, BAL (2)

RF- Josh Reddick, OAK (1)
P- Tie: Jeremy Hellickson, TB (1) / Jake Peavy, CWS (1)

National League

C- Yadier Molina, STL (5)
1B- Adam LaRoche, WAS (1)
2B- Darwin Barney, CHC (1)

3B- Chase Headley, SD (1)
SS- Jimmy Rollins, PHI (4)

LF- Carlos Gonzalez, COL (2)

CF- Andrew McCutchen, PIT (1)

RF- Jason Heyward, ATL (1)
P- Mark Buehrle, MIA (4)

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.

Feel free to comment and complain about the selections or just write “It’s supposed to be ‘should HAVE’, idiot.”