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The 2013 Gold Glove Awards will be announced at 7 tonight on ESPN2, but even if Carlos Gomez is snubbed he'll still have another new award to display: Yesterday he was honored as the game's best defensive center fielder in John Dewan's Fielding Bible Awards. The winners were selected by a group of 12 baseball analysts.
Gomez, of course, has the numbers on his side in his quest to bring home a Gold Glove tonight. FanGraphs community contributor August Fagerstrom says Gomez would get the award if the decision was based solely on defensive metrics.
Aramis Ramirez won't win any awards this season, but he did make some notable contributions to the Brewers when he was healthy. Yesterday we profiled him in the latest installment of our MVBrewers series. Check back after 1 to see who we're profiling today.
Meanwhile, Reviewing the Brew continues to hand out letter grades for the 2013 season. Today Benjamin Orr is giving Tom Gorzelanny a B-.
The World Series will wrap up on Wednesday or Thursday of this week, and five days after that free agency will be underway. Edward Creech of MLB Trade Rumors has an extensive look at the Brewers' offseason outlook to get you ready for the hot stove season.
Elsewhere in free agency, Amazin' Avenue has a profile of pitcher Josh Johnson.
In the minors:
- Mitch Haniger went 1-for-3 with a double and a walk and David Goforth allowed two runs but recorded the save anyway in Surprise's 8-7 win over Glendale in the Arizona Fall League (Box Score).
- Goforth, by the way, will represent the Brewers at Saturday's AFL Fall Stars Game. He's the only Brewers farmhand scheduled to appear in the game.
- Surprise is now 11-6 on the fall season and leads the AFL West by 2.5 games. The AFL season lasts about two more weeks.
- We have video of Jonathan Mayo and Jim Callis of MLB.com discussing the Brewers prospects on Surprise, including detailed looks at Taylor Jungmann and Mitch Haniger.
Back in Milwaukee, Joe Block is likely taking some time off after talking baseball on the radio from February through September. He's also the subject of this Microsoft Office Youtube video talking about game prep and how he uses OneNote. We'll have more with Joe later this week.
Padres: Pitcher Clayton Richard has rejected an outright assignment to the minors and is now a free agent.
Last night I considered the possibility that Richard could be a fit for the Brewers in our Freely* Available Talent series.
If you watched the World Series last night, you saw the Red Sox open up a 3-2 lead on the Cardinals. You may also have noticed a giant paper airplane that almost reached the mound. SBNation.com has more on the event. Every time something like this happens I smile, then hope the attention doesn't inspire a dozen more idiots to try it.
Today in former Brewers:
- LaTroy Hawkins was one of several passengers who worked together to subdue a rowdy passenger on an American Airlines flight to Chile.
- Brian Clutterbuck's name remains a source of entertainment for people like Robert J. Baumann of NotGraphs.
Finally, today is 2005-06 Brewer Dana Eveland's 30th birthday, and Plunk Everyone notes that his 29 career hit batsmen are the fourth most ever for a player born on October 29.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I'm connecting the dots.