Adam Jones wins with a negative 1.3 Defensive WAR versus Trout's +2.2 dWAR
My wife just brought the daily mail up to my office. This envelope was on top of the pile: She said, "It's the Gold Glove people telling you to stop saying bad things about their award winners."
Four Angels are nominated for American League Gold Glove Awards. The winners will be announced on Tuesday night.
Adam Jones win his first career gold glove and the first for the Orioles since Mike Mussina in 1999.
What is more valuable, walks or defense? Walks were (supposedly) the favored currency of the old Moneyball, while defense is the currency of the new. This article checks on compares the walk rates and defensive value of certain players to see if improving to average in one of the other would have made them more valuable in 2008.
Is the Designated Hitter's job to prevent runs from being scored? Well, that would be absurd...wouldn't it?