Omar Vizquel is now grousing that he, and not Alex Rodriguez, should have won the AL shortstop Gold Glove. Geez, can't A-Rod get his hands on any award?
He protests too much, methinks. Youthinks, too? Rodriguez had the best zone rating in the league while Vizquel was seventh. His range factor was only fourth in the league but he was still ahead of Vizquel. Historically, Vizquel may be better (James rates him a B- and A-Rod a C+), but he has never lived up to his press and he is now 35, eight years older than A-Rod.
Personally I could see Mike Bordick complaining (#1 by a large margin in RF and #2 in ZR), but Vizquel should start worrying about the makeup of the Indians in 2003 rather than campaigning for awards that he has no business winning. Or maybe he should just save the grousing for the sequel to his autobiography.