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#1 tcarlic

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:45 AM

Who else thinks Dozier deserves to win the gold glove at 2b? I realize that the award is about politics in baseball and that the most deserving players don't always win it, but the dude has been on point all year with the glove. He makes so many plays that I don't see other 2b making. Can we start a petition?

#2 Beezer07

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:47 AM

Don't know if he hits well enough to win the gold glove.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:50 AM

Dozier has been outstanding at second. He deserves to be considered IMHO. I would presume that Pedroia will win and if he doesn't, Robbie Cano will get the award, mostly because they are well known and good offensive players. We all know that Gold Gloves are a crock, but Dozier has played a great defensive second base.

#4 darin617

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:53 AM

The gold glove is basically a popularity contest. Also, if you win one you probably will continue winning them as long as you play well.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:06 AM

Dozier makes some excellent plays at 2nd. He makes almost all the routine plays and that is worth a lot after years of Casilla and company manning 2nd. Still, his range is not elite and he is not gold glove caliber 2B IMO.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:13 AM

In the Yahoo fantasy leagues, Dozier is only 37% owned. Most people outside of Twins Territory don't know Dozier exists. What is worse is they don't care.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:16 AM

Is he deserving? Probably--Will he win? Not a chance. As was mentioned earlier, he doesn't hit enough to win one and he is not well enough known around the league.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 10:27 AM

Dozier makes some excellent plays at 2nd. He makes almost all the routine plays and that is worth a lot after years of Casilla and company manning 2nd. Still, his range is not elite and he is not gold glove caliber 2B IMO.

Casilla was pretty good defensively. All the negativity was driven by the Twins.
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 11:08 AM

He is scoring in the top 2 or 3 2nd baseman by most metrics. Problem is he plays in the AL with Pedroia and Cano.....meaning he probably wont win one.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 12:15 PM

If Dozier continues to play good defense he'll stand a good chance of winning one.....in a couple of years. Takes a few years for a good defensive reputation to spread around if you're not an all star type hitter.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 01:09 PM

it might make some difference, but Rawlings and SABR have teamed up and is sending a resource guide to the voters along with the ballots

New sabermetric component, SABR Defensive Index, revealed for Rawlings Gold Glove Award | SABR

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 03:26 PM

Pedroia deserves to win it this year with his glove. Dozier is very good, but Pedroia is better.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:00 PM

it might make some difference, but Rawlings and SABR have teamed up and is sending a resource guide to the voters along with the ballots


This does not mean that the voters do not think it is junk mail....
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Posted 25 August 2013 - 04:57 PM

Don't know if he hits well enough to win the gold glove.


There is something wrong about this statement ....

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 05:01 PM

and where would you find these stats ?
New sabermetric component, SABR Defensive Index, revealed for Rawlings Gold Glove Award | SABR

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:58 PM

Casilla was pretty good defensively. All the negativity was driven by the Twins.


Casilla had amazing raw talent but he couldn't make enough routine plays to be pretty good defensively. That wasn't driven by Twins, that was all on him.

Dozier deserves to be mentioned as a candidate but he hasn't spent enough time in the majors to get an award like this (he just isn't well enough known) especially when there are several other very strong candidates.

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 09:18 PM

Is he deserving? Probably--Will he win? Not a chance. As was mentioned earlier, he doesn't hit enough to win one and he is not well enough known around the league.


Exactly! Hitting has soon much to do with a defensive award. Too bad defense is not the only thing required to win a gold glove.

#18 ThePuck

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 09:05 AM

'Ever since pulling his average above .200 at the end of May, Dozier has been a .265/.343/.488 offensive performer and a fine defensive second baseman...Florimon does what shortstops should do – field. Using Ultimate Zone Rating to judge, Florimon is second among American League shortstops. He makes plays that other shortstops don’t.'

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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:17 AM

It would be awesome if it happened.

I don't know, it is a site to discuss sports, not airline safety.....maybe we should take it less seriously?


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Posted 28 August 2013 - 11:30 AM

He definately doesnt field well enough to earn the silver slugger