Try digitalPLUS for 10 days for only $0.99

Jarrod Dyson

Orioles defense is gold-plated, again

Orioles defense is gold-plated, again

No one should be surprised that center fielder Adam Jones, shortstop J.J. Hardy and right fielder Nick Markakis were honored with Rawlings Gold Glove Awards for their defensive excellence during the 2014 season. They all contributed mightily to the strong team defense that helped the Orioles win the American League East title and advance to the AL Championship Series.

There were certainly other deserving candidates at those positions and the sports talk shows will be buzzing in some other major league cities, but it’s hard to make a strong case for any great injustice here.

Stand by for some Midwestern muttering after the surprising playoff run by the Kansas City...