It’s that time of year again in Major League Baseball when Rawlings and the managers of every team pick the top fielders by position to receive the coveted Gold Glove trophies. The eighteen Rawlings Gold Glove awards will be awarded to the top fielders in their respective leagues. The players that have had the honor of taking one of these gold-tanned leather gloves home are among some of the greatest to ever play America’s most beloved pastime.
The Cincinnati Reds, coming off of a record breaking season, find themselves at the top of the list. With the finalists being announced for the 2012 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards, the Reds have the most players of any club on the ballot. They have a total of six finalists vying for the award in the National League.
At pitcher, the Reds ace Bronson Arroyo was announced next to Mark Buehrle and Clayton Kershaw. For his play at first base, the face of the Cincinnati franchise, Joey Votto got the nod. Brandon Phillips is one of the finalists at second base, Zack Cozart at shortstop, Drew Stubbs in center field, along with Jay Bruce being nominated in right field.
All of these players are more than deserving this year. If they are able to take the trophy home, they will join a stellar group of past players. After everyone’s tremendous play this year on their way to the postseason, there is no reason that the Reds shouldn’t capture multiple Golden Gloves this year.