Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Pedroia & Victorino win Gold Gloves, Ellsbury loses to Adam Jones
Nobody does timing like MLB, so wouldn't you know that one day before Game 6 of the World Series, they decided to hand out all the Gold Glove awards for 2013. Befitting a team that is one win away from its third World Series title in 10 years, the Red Sox went 2 for 3 on Tuesday (are you listening Stephen Drew?): Dustin Pedroia picked up his third while Shane Victorino won his fourth overall (in his first year in Boston).
It wasn't all roses and sunshine as Jacoby Ellsbury lost out to Adam Jones (you can hear Scott Boras' cash register close however briefly) for some reason. Showing how important defense is, St. Louis catcher Yadier Molina and pitcher Adam Wainwright both captured Gold Gloves in the National League.
I love statistics but often times I feel like the abundance of new ones in baseball bogs it down. Basically, you can make an argument for anyone ever and still not win. Gold Gloves are neat and most of the players gets bonuses in their contracts for winning one but I feel like Derek Jeter repeatedly winning one when he had no range left a permanent sour taste in our mouth.