Gold Glovers of the decade

Ichiro was a no-brainer, but some of the other choices might come as a surprise

Originally Published: December 21, 2009
By Rob Neyer | ESPN.com

You still hear it, sometimes … Numbers are useless when it comes to defense. You just have to watch the guy play.

If only we could.

Let's assume that your job is to come up with a list of the five best-fielding shortstops in the major leagues. Just to narrow the field a bit, you decide to consider only those shortstops who started at least 120 games this past season. That's 17 shortstops … and 21,240 (and 1/3) innings. Has anyone watched all 21,240 innings? Has anyone ...

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