The Gold Glove Awards were announced on ESPN late last night (since when do they play college football on Tuesday night?). The good news is that Derek Jeter lost to Erick Aybar. In fact, the voting looks very good this season. Alex Gordon beating out Brett Gardner is a bit of a surprise, but Gordon did rank high in the FanGraphs ratings. In general, a very good job by the voters.
I was surprised by Placido Polanco’s performance. Defense is a young man’s game, and Polanco was a second baseman for a long time. Nice to see the voters recognize his outstanding year with the glove.