It's Nice That Rizzo and Heyward are Gold Glove Finalists, But Javy Being Excluded is a Freaking Joke

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It’s Nice That Rizzo and Heyward are Gold Glove Finalists, But Javy Being Excluded is a Freaking Joke

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I know it’s something of an annual tradition, beefing about the Rawlings Gold Glove award finalists. Every fan base thinks three or four of their guys should at least be finalists.

I know I’m just playing into it. I know that it’s cool that Anthony Rizzo is a deserved finalist at first base in the NL once again, and I know that it’s cool Jason Heyward is right back up there as a finalist in right field after doing his part frequently in center field, too.

But this is just a freaking joke:

Heck, Baez’s value by FanGraphs’ total defensive metric was the third highest in ALL OF BASEBALL among ALL non-catchers. And he’s not a *finalist* in the *NL*?

What-the-eff-ever.



Author: Brett Taylor

Brett Taylor is the Editor and Lead Cubs Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at @BleacherNation and @Brett_A_Taylor.