We interrupt Steelers Hate Week to bring you some good news/bad news from the baseball team in town.
First, the good.
Last night, it was announced that two O’s – catcher Matt Wieters and right fielder Nick Markakis – won the Rawlings Gold Glove Awards at their respective positions. Wieters is the first Oriole catcher to ever win the honor, and Markakis finally gets his after being snubbed for several years (2011 was actually a down year for him defensively, but whatever).
And now for the bad news. Because when we’re talking Orioles, the bad ALWAYS overshadows the good.
Free agency starts in less than 24 hours. The Orioles still don’t have a General Manager (or a “President of Baseball Operations,” or whatever other title you want to put on it).
They offered Tony Lacava, current member of the Toronto Blue Jays front office, the job….and HE TURNED IT DOWN. Reportedly, he was ready to take the position and then…he met Mr. Angelos.
In a year where it seemed that so few things went right for the Baltimore Orioles, and so few players seemed to be able to grab the bull by the horns, perhaps last night the team got a bit of redemption. Catcher Matt Wieters and right fielder Nick Markakis were awarded their first ever Rawlings Gold Glove awards for their work in the field this past season. (J.J. Hardy was also nominated...
Congratulations to Matt Wieters on winning a well deserved Gold Glove. The awards are obviously kinda dumb (Rafael Plameiro winning with only 28 games played at first, Derek Jeter having 5), but the certainly got it right in this case. Matt Klaassen from his recent Beyond the Box Score article:"The overall leader is the same guy who has been running away with it all season,...
Despite another poor season for the Orioles, they did get some well-deserved national recognition as both Nick Markakis and Matt Wieters were selected as Rawlings’ Gold Glove winners.
We all know the impressive job that Wieters did behind the plate, firmly establishing himself as of one best young catchers behind the plate.
He was a defensive marvel behind the dish, stopping...
No Tigers won a gold glove this year despite the fact that one was very deserving and another you could have made a major argument for. Matt Wieters won at catcher and while I can live with that I do think Alex Avila has a great season behind the plate. WAR doesn’t really spell it [...]
The Orioles took home some hardware from Tuesday night's Rawlings Gold Glove Award show, with catcher Matt Wieters and right fielder Nick Markakis both receiving the honor for the first time in their careers.
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