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(Major League Baseball) Video Orioles third baseman Manny Machado earns the 2013 GIBBY for Play of the Year, after getting a leg up on other contenders   (wapc.mlb.com) divider line 24
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2013-12-12 06:43:17 AM  
I mean, it's a good recovery. It would only be an above-average play if he just fielded it correctly to begin with. I think Gomez should have won, at least among those three plays.
 
2013-12-12 06:58:20 AM  
Fantastic play, but wouldn't have been in my top 10. As lacydog says, he made the play harder by booting it.
 
2013-12-12 07:06:44 AM  
GIBBY!!!!

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2013-12-12 07:12:31 AM  
Kneedless to say but Manny deserved that award.
 
2013-12-12 07:16:33 AM  
Considering he was a constant source of web gems, I have no problem with this.
 
2013-12-12 07:37:04 AM  
NSTLC.
 
2013-12-12 07:39:33 AM  
One they didn't consider but should have: Josh Donaldson disappears
 
2013-12-12 07:39:49 AM  
 
2013-12-12 07:44:19 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: One they didn't consider but should have: Josh Donaldson disappears


Good catch. Though, back in my day, those walls didn't have a foot of foam rubber. You ran into brick, baby.
 
2013-12-12 08:14:31 AM  
erm,...that's it? that's the 'play of the year'? jeez, it musta been a slow year....
 
2013-12-12 08:26:59 AM  

upndn: Considering he was a constant source of web gems, I have no problem with this.


Someone made a collection of great Andrelton Simmons plays from last year, the damn thing ended up being 25 mins long.

That kid is amazing, he reminds me of how Andruw spoiled the braves in the outfield by making hard plays look easy and impossible plays appear routine.
 
2013-12-12 08:35:53 AM  
This will always be my favorite Manny Machado defensive play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91Knpc4l9c
 
2013-12-12 09:47:13 AM  
Fuxsa Gibby? And who is that lame ass announcer?
 
2013-12-12 10:08:31 AM  

lacydog: I mean, it's a good recovery. It would only be an above-average play if he just fielded it correctly to begin with. I think Gomez should have won, at least among those three plays.


I disagree to an extent, his stride didn't change when he booted the ball.  He still would have had the same momentum if he had fielded it cleanly.  At most I believe he would have throw it a half step quicker, but that it still would have been an ultra close play then.
 
2013-12-12 10:36:40 AM  
That play should not be play of the year.  Machado may have deserved the award, but that was a booted play with a great recovery.  I think I'm going to get really worked up about this.  Heads will roll.
 
2013-12-12 10:48:31 AM  
Just Manny being Gibby...

Principal Clarinet: This will always be my favorite Manny Machado defensive play

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i91Knpc4l9c


Dang, Seager almost caused that dude's legs to snap.
 
2013-12-12 11:40:24 AM  

UNAUTHORIZED FINGER: One they didn't consider but should have: Josh Donaldson disappears


I'm pretty sure that was on the original list of possible choices.
 
2013-12-12 11:48:50 AM  
Odd that the top three plays all occurred within a week of each other.
 
2013-12-12 04:26:24 PM  
4.bp.blogspot.com

Oh Gibby
 
2013-12-12 04:49:04 PM  

steamingpile: upndn: Considering he was a constant source of web gems, I have no problem with this.

Someone made a collection of great Andrelton Simmons plays from last year, the damn thing ended up being 25 mins long.

That kid is amazing, he reminds me of how Andruw spoiled the braves in the outfield by making hard plays look easy and impossible plays appear routine.


What's amazing to me is how many balls look like clear hits through the infield, only to have Simmons come flying out of nowhere and turn them into routine plays.  The best defenders don't just make hard plays; they make them look easy.

For my money, Andruw Jones is the single best defensive OF of all time.  Advanced metrics bear this out pretty well, too.  I think he should be a surefire HoF lock.  Best OF ever + 400 home runs = Hall of Fame.  Except no, because nobody likes defense, and since Jones gets penalized for aging early.

Had he come up at the age of 24, had a great career from 24-36, then a few old fat years in his late 30s, nobody minds.  But since he got fat in his early 30s, it's his fault and he's bad.
 
2013-12-12 04:50:51 PM  
Also, Juan Lagares, assassin of runners.

Can't have a best defense in baseball discussion without Juan Lagares.
 
2013-12-12 08:41:46 PM  
I am going to go homer and say the best play I saw this year was the Jose Iglesias play vs the White Sox.
 
2013-12-12 11:25:49 PM  
This is why baseball is boring.
 
2013-12-13 01:18:38 AM  
I was more impressed that they justified a 30-second preroll ad by padding a two-second play into a two-minute video with nothing more than content-free graphics and emcee fluff.
 
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