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The Baltimore Orioles may have ended the 2013 season in disappoint, however the individuals that have made the team what they are over the last two years were recognized today. Adam Jones, Manny Machado and J.J. Hardy all took home Gold Gloves for this season’s fielding performances. The Orioles are the first team since the 2003-2004 St. Louis Cardinals to have three Gold Glove winners in back to back season.
These awards were well deserved by the Orioles’ players, as the team commited an MLB record-low 54 errors during the 2013 season. For Adam Jones, this is his third Gold Glove, J.J. Hardy notched his second while young phenom Manny Machado grabbed his first award. I can’t imagine a scenario where Machado isn’t on this list for the next decade easily.
While the season may have been a downer, the Orioles are glad to get the recognition at season’s end. Next year with a few key pieces and the already stellar defense, this team could make a serious run through the post season. Defense wins championships in all sports, as of now they have that end covered.
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