Beltre’s last Gold Glove

DMZ · January 15, 2008 at 5:56 pm · Filed Under Mariners 

As msb noted, Rolen’s trade to the Blue Jays means there’s a good chance the seven-time winner’s inertia carries him to another eight, nine, twenty Gold Gloves until he retires or is moved to another position. D’oh.


16 Responses to “Beltre’s last Gold Glove”

  1. joser on January 15th, 2008 6:08 pm

    Maybe not though. He’s all the way up in that obscure northern country with the strange (and suddenly valuable) money. And while playing in the AL East means exposure, it means exposure to some pretty harsh media (at least when it comes to players who aren’t the derek home jeter nine).

  2. The Man on January 15th, 2008 6:22 pm

    I dunno about that DMZ, Rolen’s what, 36? Beltre has maybe seven or eight years on him. From an age standpoint, one would think that Beltre has nothing to fear in terms of being the AL 3B gold glover.

  3. DMZ on January 15th, 2008 6:26 pm

    He’ll be playing AL East teams all the time. There’s no way he doesn’t get exposure.

  4. joemeister on January 15th, 2008 6:27 pm

    No dude, Rolen is only 32.

  5. lailaihei on January 15th, 2008 6:31 pm

    That’s too bad. At least we know that Gold Gloves don’t mean anything, right?

    How many do you think Adam Jones will get?

  6. Teej on January 15th, 2008 6:35 pm

    How many do you think Adam Jones will get?

    Either zero or more than six, depending on the producers of Baseball Tonight.

  7. The Man on January 15th, 2008 6:35 pm

    Jones is a beast in CF. If he lives up to expectations, he’ll get at least three.

  8. edgar for mayor on January 15th, 2008 6:49 pm

    Who knows if Rolen stays healthy enought ot even qualitfy for the thing. Plus he “D” has been slipping for a little bit now.

  9. msb on January 15th, 2008 7:26 pm

    Rich Donnelly (who has just a bit of a man-crush on Rolen) talked about his defense today.

  10. Wishhiker on January 15th, 2008 10:24 pm

    I have to really agree that this makes the chances much worse of Beltre ever repeating in the AL. Rolen could have career threatening knee surgery and move to DH, he could get traded back to the NL next year, Jack-the-Ripper could come out of retirement and kill him, etc…

    All the things that might keep Rolen from getting the Gold glove add up to very little chance. Before Rolen was traded I could see a decent possibility of Beltre getting another before his present contract was up. Even if one of those not-so-likely scenarios played out eliminating Rolen, Beltre would still have to not have one of those things happen to him and be better than the remaining 12. Chances look very bad.

  11. abender20 on January 16th, 2008 12:03 am

    I’m surprised that Glaus doesn’t have multiple gold gloves. It’s quite hard to commit tons of errors when you play 22 games a year.

  12. rea on January 16th, 2008 6:00 am

    Well, but all the defensive stat experts were saying that Brandon Inge deserved it more than Beltre, anyway. Although right now, Inge’s chances of winning the award at 3B in the next few years are not looking good . . .

  13. msb on January 16th, 2008 8:08 am

    well maybe Inge can get there as a catcher 🙂

  14. marinerfaninvenice on January 16th, 2008 9:37 am

    7The Man Says:

    Jones is a beast in CF. If he lives up to expectations, he’ll get at least three.

    [excessive snark, we’ve beaten the undervaluing young players for no reason horse to death, and this is an Adrian Beltre thread]

  15. The Man on January 16th, 2008 2:03 pm

    Sorry #14, I was just answering lailaihei’s question.

    To Adrian’s credit: he is awesome and I hope he is resigned for a non-ridiculous amount of money. Unfortunately for Matt Tuiasosopo, third base in Seattle is taken.

  16. rea on January 16th, 2008 6:01 pm

    well maybe Inge can get there as a catcher

    You smile–it could happen–he was a great defensive catcher who lost his starting job when the Tigers acquired Pudge Rodriguez and remade himself into an infielder. Now they want him to go back to being Pudge’s understudy. Pudge isn’t signed for 2009 . . . Inge is an amazing athlete–if only he could hit a lick.

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