Dodgers News: Four Players Named Finalists For Gold Glove

[new_royalslider id=”331″] The Los Angeles Dodgers have begun to see their players rewarded for their 2014 seasons after Clayton Kershaw has picked up a pair of awards and he joined Dee Gordon as a Sporting News All-Star.

As the off-season goes on, the team may see more of its’ players take home awards and honors. Kershaw is almost guaranteed to win the Cy Young award and a favorite to win the MVP.

According to Rawlings Sports, the Dodgers could have three more players win a major award:

Kershaw, Zack Greinke, Adrian Gonzalez and Juan Uribe were defensive standouts for the Dodgers, making their nominations a thing to be expected. Gonzalez is a three-time former Gold Glove Award winner, while Kershaw has won the award once in 2011. A Dodger hasn’t won a Gold Glove since 2011, when Kershaw, Matt Kemp and Andre Ethier all took home an award.

Uribe led the Dodgers in defensive runs saved with 17 and had just six errors in 102 games. His DRS also led the entire league, finishing a run better than Nolan Arenado. Gonzalez, Kershaw and Greinke ranked third, fourth and sixth on the team in DRS, respectively.

Not named finalists were outfielder Yasiel Puig, who provided solid defense all season long. Puig is often panned by analysts because of his reckless style, though he finished tied for third in outfield assists.

The Dodgers will have to wait until after the World Series to see if they had any award winners.

Vincent Samperio

Vince is currently the Associate Editor and Social Media Manager for Dodgers Nation. Hailing from San Pedro, CA and a student at Cal State Long Beach, Vince has previously written for the Daily 49er and LASF Magazine.

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