No Gold Gloves for Tigers players
Considering how much (well-deserved) heat the Detroit Tigers defense took this season, there's probably not a less shocking headline that could be put on a blog post.
But the Tigers were shut out of the Rawlings Gold Glove awards for the third straight season, as neither catcher Alex Avila nor center fielder Austin Jackson — the team's only two nominees — claimed the top spot when the honorees were announced Tuesday.
The Gold Glove for American League catchers went to Baltimore's Matt Wieters for the second straight season. New York's Russell Martin and Chicago's A.J. Pierzynski were the other nominees.
Avila had a fielding percentage of .994, and caught 34 of 113 would-be base stealers (30 percent).
Wieters' Orioles teammate Adam Jones won the Gold Glove in center field, beating out Jackson and the Angels' Mike Trout for the award.
Jackson committed just one error in 345 total chances (.997 fielding percentage), and recorded five outfield assists.
It's the second time Jones has won the award, but he might have voted differently, were he asked. Below is a tweet that Jones posted to his account during Sunday's Game 4 of the World Series.
Jackson has had my vote for the GG the last 2 years. The man can flat out go get it.
— Adam Jones (@SimplyAJ10) October 28, 2012