The Boston Red Sox Are The Winners Of The TEAM Gold Glove
Yes, the Sox did commit the fewest errors, but were shut out in The AL Gold Glove winner's circle. Read on...
"The Boston Red Sox led the Major Leagues with the fewest errors with 66, coming within one miscue of tying the big-league record for fewest bobbles in a season, set by the Mariners in 2003. That Mariners team had four Gold Glove winners: Bret Boone, John Olerud, Mike Cameron and Ichiro.
The 2006 Red Sox were surprisingly shut out.Shortstop Alex Gonzalez misplayed seven of the 475 fielding chances he had.
And, while Gonzalez made fewer than half as many errors as Jeter (15), the Yankees shortstop had 610 fielding chances."
Peter here. This is to all of you who think our Gonzo should have won the award for his 2006 nearly flawless and often game-saving play at shortstop. Yes, Jeter won, but if Gonzo had played in more games, with more chances to show his magic glove, and reflexes, stuff we need on our team next year (along with Loretta, and Trot...please!), then he WOULD have won. He played in just a few more than 100 games. In this case I think the award (horrors!) went to the right person. Please! Don't throw tomatoes at me! You might hit my computer! OK, I'm back. And I could comment on each and every one of the nine postions, but it's not necessary. There will be moaning and groaning in RSN about this Jeter honor. I just don't see how the gripes and grimaces will help our club in this incredible intermission between the disappointment of '06 and the "always there" hope for '07. And that's what keeps the game of baseball, the one we love and cherish, alive and well. "Next year!" May 2007 be a year that will be remembered for generations to come.
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