The awards season is upon us following the conclusion of the World Series in October.
Clayton Kershaw has been racking up honors and achievements all offseason and could win National League Cy Young and MVP next week. Kershaw was a finalist for a Gold Glove award along with fellow pitcher Zack Greinke. Adrian Gonzalez and Juan Uribe were also named finalists at their respective positions.
On Tuesday, it was announced that Gonzalez was the recipient of the Gold Glove Award at first base. Uribe was not as lucky, as he was beat out by Nolan Arenado of the Colorado Rockies at third base. Greinke beat out Kershaw and Adam Wainwright of the St. Louis Cardinals to win his first Gold Glove at the pitcher position.
It was the fourth time Gonzalez received the award and first time since 2011 with the Boston Red Sox. The slick-fielding first baseman also won in 2008 and 2009 with the San Diego Padres. Gonzalez led all first basemen with 12 Defensive Runs Saved and committed just six errors in over 1,300 innings this year. He beat out Justin Morneau of the Colorado Rockies and Adam LaRoche of the Washington Nationals.
For Greinke, it was the first time he won the award in his career. He was worth five DRS and committed just one error in 2014. He is often credited with being an all-around pitcher and this award just solidifies that point. The right-hander took home a Silver Slugger award last season.
The Dodgers did not have a Gold Glove winner since 2011 when Matt Kemp, Andre Ethier and Kershaw all took home the award.