No Gold Glove repeat for Cubs' Barney
Second baseman, first baseman Rizzo settle for finalist honors
CHICAGO -- There was no repeat for the Cubs' Darwin Barney.
Reds second baseman Brandon Phillips reclaimed the Rawlings Gold Glove Award in the National League, which Barney won in 2012. Winners of the top defensive honor were announced Tuesday.
This year, managers and coaches who received the Gold Glove ballots also had an additional packet of statistics as Rawlings collaborated with the Society for American Baseball Research (SABR) to formally incorporate sabermetrics as a component of the award.
Arizona's Paul Goldschmidt won the NL Gold Glove at first base over the Cubs' Anthony Rizzo, who was a finalist for the first time in his career. The Dodgers' Adrian Gonzalez, who was vying for his third Gold Glove, and first since 2009, also was a finalist.
Rizzo, 24, and Goldschmidt were tied for second in the NL in fielding percentage behind the Rockies' Todd Helton, and the Cubs first baseman led the NL in zone rating (.902).
This was Rizzo's first full season in the big leagues. Derrek Lee was the last Cubs first baseman to win a Gold Glove, doing so in 2007. The Cubs have not had multiple Gold Glove winners since 2005, when Lee and Greg Maddux both won top defensive honors.