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#41 spinowner

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Posted 27 October 2017 - 06:46 PM

 

I guess Hrbek never getting one should have taught us that lesson.

Don Mattingly won 9 GG's while Kent Hrbek was also active. While Mattingly was a good defensive 1B he was no Kent Hrbek. Well intentioned though it may be, GG is the most farcical of all annual awards.

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#42 Circus Boy

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:38 PM

 

Don Mattingly won 9 GG's while Kent Hrbek was also active. While Mattingly was a good defensive 1B he was no Kent Hrbek. Well intentioned though it may be, GG is the most farcical of all annual awards.

Hrbek was so good he could keep opponents out of contact with the bag ninja-like.

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#43 Circus Boy

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:40 PM

 

Then why is Mitch Moreland a finalist?

East Coast bias.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 03:54 PM

East Coast bias.

He's from Amory, Mississippi.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 10:20 AM

 

He's from Amory, Mississippi.

However, he plays for an upper East coast team. Hence, the bias.

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#46 Doomtints

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 12:11 PM

I dunno man ... I remember getting bashed for saying Mauer would not be a finalist due to the Gold Glove being a popularity contest ....

And now people are acting surprised? Hmm... Seems to me this was predictable as all hell! Sometimes some of you just want to fight, I think.

If Mauer is as good next year he will be considered, probably. One good year isn't enough to get him on voter's radar. If he bashes 25 home runs (which yes has nothing to do with defense) then even moreseo.

Edited by Doomtints, 30 October 2017 - 12:19 PM.


#47 spinowner

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 12:14 PM

 

I dunno man ... I remember saying Mauer would not be a finalist due to the Gold Glove being a popularity contest and getting bashed for it....

And now people are acting surprised?  Hmm... Seems to me this was predictable as all hell!

If Mauer is as good next year he will be considered, probably. One good year isn't enough to get him on voter's radar.

I for one am not surprised. As I said before, the Gold Glove winds up going to undeserving recipients more often than any other award in the game.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 12:23 PM

 

I for one am not surprised. As I said before, the Gold Glove winds up going to undeserving recipients more often than any other award in the game.

 

Yes. The Gold Glove is a popularity contest, and thus an utterly useless award. It's an award designed to sell baseball gloves to kids. It's the award equivalent of all star game voting.

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#49 notoriousgod71

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 12:32 PM

 

The eye test says Mauer should be a finalist.Even today's hallowed advanced metrics say Mauer should be a finalist.Further evidence that the Gold Glove is the biggest joke of the major awards.17 errors total from left side of Twins' infield says it all...that number is doubledif not for Mauer.We probably shouldn't get too worked up about it b/c I doubt Joe gives a s--t if he wins it or not.

 

It's also doubled if MLB allowed errors to be charged.


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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:22 PM

East Coast bias.
 

He's from Amory, Mississippi.

 

However, he plays for an upper East coast team. Hence, the bias.

 
Well, sure, there's that.

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Posted 30 October 2017 - 05:58 PM

East Coast bias.
 

 

 
Well, sure, there's that.


Amory IS in NE MS, I believe. So there's that.
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Posted 31 October 2017 - 08:58 PM

Mauer trying to find ways to move on from the snub.I suspect those girls might have him wrapped around their little fingers.

 

 

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