Now, ordinarily, I have great disdain for the Rawling Gold Gloves. This is the organization that has given Derek Jeter FIVE awards for fielding excellence, and once gave Rafael Palmeiro the award at 1st Base in a season in which he started only 28 games at the position. But...this year I care deeply.
Because Dallas Keuchel has been named a finalist for AL pitcher, along with Mark Buehrle and Felix Hernandez. And Keuchel really should win, based on advanced stats. This year, Keuchel ranked first in the MLB in Defensive Runs Saved with 10. Buehrle has the reputation, and has already won 4 Gold Gloves, but the advanced numbers don't like him as much this year. I'm not sure why Felix is there.
So....Go Keuchel! I'm kind of desperate for a win at this point. If he loses, just remember, this is the organization that gave Derek Jeter FIVE awards for fielding excellence, and once gave Rafael Palmeiro the award at 1st Base in a season in which he started only 28 games there. The Fielding Bible Awards are much better. I'm sure he'll win that.