Gold Glove Awards Are a Joke that Put a Serious Hurt on Baseball

Posted: 11th November 2009 by David Martin in MLB
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Name the best shortstop to ever wear a Rockies uniform. The names are deep, but the talent is shallow. Anyone who watches baseball and has paid any attention to the Colorado Rockies knows that their is no argument for who has been the best at the shortstop position in the 17 years of Rockies baseball: Troy Tulowitzki.

With all due respect to Walt Weiss, Tulowitzki has redefined what playing the position means. His range helps him field more balls than any other shortstop in the game, yet despite having more chances, he also had just nine errors. So, how will history look back on the first 17 years of Rockies baseball? The only Gold Glove shortstop to don purple pinstripes...none other than Neifi Perez.

Gold Gloves are widely regarded as meaningless around baseball. In fac ...

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