There were very few things that Seattle Mariners centerfielder Franklin Gutierrez couldnÆt catch in 2009; so few things that he earned the nickname ôDeath To Flying Things.ö A Rawlings Gold Glove award, baseballÆs highest accolade for defensive prowess, however, was one of those things Gutierrez just couldnÆt snag. In an announcement made Tuesday, the official 2009 American League Gold Glove outfield consists of the stalwart defensive standards of Ichiro Suzuki and Torii Hunter and first-timer Adam Jones. SeattleÆs Suzuki and Los AngelesÆ Hunter both took home the award for their ninth consecutive seasons. BaltimoreÆs Jones, in just his second full Major League season, earned the Gold Glove despite playing, by all advanced defensive metrics, an average centerfield. It was an award ...
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