Skin Blues wrote:And then SS. Oh boy. Hardy is not a terrible choice, but what on earth does Brendan Ryan have to do to win an award? He's been the best SS in baseball for quite some time and it's not really a secret. And in the NL you have a trifecta of great shortstops with great range in Crawford/Cozart/Barmes, leading in pretty much every advanced metric, and they go and give it to the aging has-been. OK, he's still a damn good overall player, but wasn't an undeserved MVP enough recognition for the guy?
Nobody batting .194 will ever win a Gold Glove. It may not make sense, but it is a universal truth.