Originally posted on WHYGAVS?  |  Last updated 10/30/13

23 June 2009: Pittsburgh Pirates center fielder Andrew McCutchen (22) fields a fly ball during the Cleveland Indians 5-4 victory over the Pittsburgh Pirates at PNC Park in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Photo via Newscom

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Andrew McCutchen, Starling Marte, and Russell Martin were all "nominated" for Gold Gloves this year, but all three missed out on the awards for their individual positions when they were handed out on Tuesday night. McCutchen lost to Carlos Gomez in center and Martin lost to Yadier Molina, both of which were justified results, while Starling Marte lost to Carlos Gonzalez in a decision that was harder to figure.  This year's awards had a "sabermetric component," though presumably most of the vote was still made up of managers and coaches as in the past. I still don't think much about the Gold Gloves as an award that I, as a fan, care that much about; I shrugged it off when McCutchen won his Gold Glove last year and I'm going to shrug it off again with him not winning it this year.  What I will say is this: it seems to me that the more that we learn about defense, the more that it seems clear that defense is very much about positioning and about defense as a whole rather than d...
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