After the snubs in the finalist announcements for the BBWAA awards on Monday I was holding out little hope that any Rockie besides Nolan Arenado would receive a Gold Glove yesterday. Thankfully, the voters for the Gold Gloves felt that the Rockies infield rightfully deserved two Gold Gloves and DJ LeMahieu added his second Gold Glove while Arenado took home his fifth in five year of eligibility. 2014 was the last time the Rockies won two Gold Gloves when the exact same pair snagged their awards.
Arenado became the first infielder to win a Gold Glove in each of his first five years in the pros. The idea that Nolan is the best defensive third baseman of all time is far from a reach and truthfully longevity might be the only thing standing between him and cementing that idea in everyone’s mind.
While he was snubbed on the Rookie of the Year voting, German Marquez did manage to snag a spot on the All-Rookie team.
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In case you think it’s just a Rockies fan thing to think that the Rockies got snubbed in the BBWAA awards, I present to you the arguments of a Giants fan. Grant Brisbee does what he does best and waxes eloquently about how screwed the Rockies have been when it comes to awards.
Speaking of the Giants, they had a season so terrible that they got their own special place in this run down of how teams did compared to expectations. Truthfully I feel the Rockies got place a bit low as qualifying for the Wild Card game seems like more of a success for them then the Cubs losing out in the NLCS was for them.
With three key components of the Rockies bullpen being free agents, the Rockies will need to rebuild their bullpen once again. They could resign any or all of the departing relievers, but my guess is there will be some new faces added to the mix and the team will also need to count on a few of their young relievers to continue developing.