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A-Rod, Renteria should win first Gold Gloves

Soup hands out his Gold Gloves and gives A-Rod the nod over Omar Vizquel.

Originally Published: September 19, 2002
By Dave Campbell | Special to ESPN.com

A Gold Glove winner, in my view, isn't necessarily someone who's always appearing on the Web Gems segment of "Baseball Tonight." A Gold Glove winner makes the routine play consistently and has special skills above and beyond the norm.

There's a caveat related to my selections: I often defer to my conversations with major-league managers and coaches. Sure, they'll drum up their own players, but the only way to realize the true value of a player's defense is to see that player (and thus his ...

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