Victorino was named tonight as the recipient of the AL Gold Glove in right field, beating out Oakland's Josh Reddick and Baltimore's Nick Markakis. Meanwhile, second baseman Dustin Pedroia copped the Gold Glove at second base, edging the Yankees' Robinson Cano and Tampa Bay's Ben Zobrist.
It marks Victorino's fourth career Gold Glove, the previous three coming as a center fielder for the Philadelphia Phillies. Pedroia won the Gold Glove previously in 2008 and 2011.
I dont believe in defensive sabermetrics and all that bullshit. The truth is we will never know how many runs they prevented with their defense. All I know is that my eyes tell me that these guys bust their asses in the field every single night for this team and now theyve been rewarded. And that is pissa.