Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Congrats to Red Hot Robby!


Hey guys, Drew back here. Today, the MLB released the winners for the 2010 American League Gold Glove awards! I'm proud to say that 3 Yankees took home some hardware, even through this somewhat of a disappointing ending to our season. Mark Teixeira won his 4th Gold Glove today, which he definitely deserved. Tex is surely one of the best fielding 1st basemen in baseball and it's very hard to hit a ball past him. Derek Jeter won his 5th gold glove at shortstop, and while he may not have deserved any awards after his miserable season, he still was one of the top shortstops in the league fielding-wise, with a .989 fielding percentage and 6 errors. Lastly, another one of my favorite players, Robinson Cano, won his 1st Gold Glove! Cano has evolved into one of the top second baseman in every way. He hit 29 home runs this year, batted .319, and had a .996 fielding percentage!

One of the main reasons why I like Cano so much is that he is one of the first players that I have watched since the beginning of their career. I remember when he was called up in 2005, one of the first years I started following baseball heavily. He seemed like he had a great potential, and that was showed when he hit .342 in his second full season in the majors! Now he may be considered as good as an Alex Rodriguez and possibly better than Derek Jeter at this point in their respective careers. Sure, those guys were great at Cano's age, but Cano is really proving himself throughout the first 6 seasons of his career. I will continue to collect, or attempt to collect, Cano in the next few years, even though his value is soaring right now. I currently own 136 of his cards, including 5 autographed cards, and one 1/1 card.

Outside of the Yankees, Joe Mauer took home the catcher gold glove, his 3rd, Evan Longoria received his 2nd award, and outfielders Franklin Gutierrez, Carl Crawford, and Ichiro all got an award. Ichiro won his 10th Gold Glove in 10 seasons in the MLB, a truly incredible feat. Mark Buehrle won his 2nd Gold Glove in consecutive seasons, deservably after his opening day web gem.

So I would like to Congratulate Robinson Cano, Derek Jeter, Mark Teixeira, and the other recipients of the 2010 American League Gold Glove Awards!

See Ya!

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