2009 NL Gold Glove Award winners

DCfireworks.jpgCONGRATULATIONS TO RYAN ZIMMERMAN, who has won what will surely be just the first of many Gold Glove awards in his career!

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Way to go, Ryan…you totally deserve this award. Congratulations!

The 2009 NL Gold Glove Award winners are:

C – Yadier Molina, Cardinals
1B – Adrian Gonzalez, Padres
2B – Orlando Hudson, Dodgers
3B – Ryan Zimmerman, Nats
SS – Jimmy Rollins, Phillies
OF – Michael Bourn, Astros
OF – Matt Kemp, Dodgers
OF – Shane Victorino, Phillies
P – Adam Wainwright, Cardinals

Congratulations to all of the winners!

goldglove.jpgIt’s great to see Zimmerman get the recognition that he deserves, considering the fact that he plays for a team that has lost more that 100 games two years in a row. Zimm did have 17 errors, which was the NL’s third highest total. But many of those errors came early in the season…he worked out his case of the yips, and although he didn’t eliminate all throwing errors, he greatly reduced them for the rest of the season. He made plays that other third basemen couldn’t because they weren’t able to get to as many balls hit in their direction.

Sometimes, the Gold Glove award winners leave me scratching my head, wondering “What the %?$# were the voters thinking?!”. Zimm’s award, however, was very well deserved.

2 Comments

Saves me from writing one of my own. Of course, truth be known, it’s ONLY because David Wright got nailed on the head and missed time that Ryan won the Gold Glove.
(I’ll resist the “BWAA-HA-HA-HA-HA!!!” urge, anyway. LMAO)
Oh, and to answer your question about Stephen Strasburg: when I said Opening Day 2010, I meant he’d be on the roster (NOT necessarily starting) Opening Day. Guess I should’ve clarified that…lol
Besides, the way he’s tearing up the Arizona Fall League, it fulfills the Nats’ front office’s wish that he be in Washington come Opening Day. I understand your point, but I’m just spelling out how the front office thinks.
OK, better question: Riggleman or Bobby Valentine?? Personally (as you well know), I wanted Don Mattingly…but HE said no thanks. And I got no problem with Valentine, but…if they go with Riggleman, fine. (Oh yeah, the other name bandied about is Bob Melvin.)
Gary
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Gary, your comment about David Wright probably isn’t too far from the truth. As for Strasburg, I’d love to see him on the Opening Day roster, but I definitely don’t want the Nats to rush him. If the front office truly feels that he’s ready for the bigs, then fine. But I don’t want him to be on the roster just to put butts in the seats at Nationals Park. The good news is that he really is doing well in the AFL, so he might be ready by next April.

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