I am the staunchest of Yankee fans, but even I have a problem with Derek Jeter winning a Gold Glove (the fifth of his career). I realize the award doesn’t mean much, it’s just a popularity contest and what not, but that probably just tacked on another $30 million and three years to Jeet’s upcoming contract.
Oh well, what can you do? Here are the rest of the 2010 Gold Glovers:
P: Mark Buehrle
C: Joe Mauer
2B: Robbie Cano
3B: Evan Longoria
OF: Carl Crawford
OF: Franklin Gutierrez
I don’t have as much of a problem with any of the other selections as I do with Jeet. I think Cano absolutely deserved it. Tex isn’t a bad choice. Buehrle probably just got it because of that play on Opening Day. Mauer’s not a bad pick. Longoria and Gutierrez are kind of iffy. You can’t argue with Ichiro, and Crawford is solid.
Tomorrow, the NL Gold Golve winners.