Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Gold for Gonzo, nothing for Kouz

Adrian Gonzalez won his second consecutive Rawlings Gold Glove at 1B today.  Kevin Kouzmanoff fell short in his attempt to win his first.  Here's the results of the final vote (and my thoughts):

C: Yadier Molina, STL (agree with this selection)
1B: Adrian Gonzalez, SD (agree with this selection)
2B: Orlando Hudson, LAD (I guess)
3B: Ryan Zimmerman, WAS (not sure why)
SS: Jimmy Rollins, PHI (agree with this selection)
OF: Michael Bourn, HOU (agree with this selection)
OF: Matt Kemp, LAD (agree completely with this selection)
OF: Shane Victorino, PHI (agree with this selection)
P: Adam Wainwright, STL (if it's not Maddux, who cares?)

Now as I discussed yesterday, a lot of times this award is based on anything but fielding.  Reputation and even offense start to play a role in decisions to award the highest defensive honor in the game.  Kouz on paper really deserved to take the award.  He did miss some time down the stretch which may have hurt him, but still, the numbers don't lie.  Congratulations to Adrian, and hopefully next year for Kouz!

The Silver Slugger awards are announced tomorrow, then we wait until Monday to find out the Rookie of the Year winners.

CY Ready...
For those asking about how Chris Young is doing, make sure you read this article in the Union Tribune, today, Bill Center gives you an update...and it's a good one.  Think about what a healthy Young does to the emerging rotation for the Padres.  He provides some nice veteran leadership, and a front end guy, combined with Kevin Correia and the rest of the youngsters, could be a good staff.  We'll have to see if there's enough in the budget, or a deal is done by new GM Jed Hoyer to bring in another veteran arm.

Well that was....uneventful...
The GM Meetings have wrapped up in Chicago and there were no trades done in the three days.  Not to say that groundwork hasn't been set for free agent pickups or deals down the road.

Getting UGLY in LA...
Padres fans know all too well about what a divorce can do to a team.  The stage is setting for an ugly divorce between Frank and Jamie McCourt.  Jamie was fired by Frank as the CEO of the team several weeks ago.  She sued to get her job back but was unsuccessful.  Now, she not only wants her job back, she wants to BUY the team.  She claims that she's been running the team since day one.  As she is quoted as saying...
"I was handling everything from catsup dispenser to whether [manager] Joe Torre should be hired," McCourt, 55, told the Los Angeles Times in a column published Wednesday.
This could get very interesting, stay tuned!

Alright off to USD to watch the Toreros practice for the game coming up Friday night against Stanford!

Have a great day!


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