"Back with the Texas Rangers after five years in Baltimore, Palmeiro posted his highest slugging percentage (.630) and OBP (.420). His 47 homers and 148 RBI helped power Texas to the playoffs. Somehow the DH won the Gold Glove Award, despite playing just 28 games at first base. Nevertheless, the 34-year old was at his best with the bat."
A Gold Glove at 1B after playing 28 games?? WHAT A JOKE!
How the HELL did the writers justify this or get away with it?
Last edited by Nails86 on Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:15 pm, edited 2 times in total.
Nerfherders wrote:I'm pretty sure Gold Gloves are voted on by Rawlings, and may not be the writers. Either way, for the most part it is popularity contest. If nobody goes above and beyond the player who's got voted on 5 times straight, then he gets the next one too. Maddux was the best defensive pitcher of his era, but I have a hard time believing he was still the best at the age of 40.
I remember when Palmeiro won with 28 games played at first. That one still has me stumped.
I checked and it isn't the writers. It is the managers and coaches. I stand by my original comment.