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2012 Gold Glove winners announced; did they get them right?

By Dayn Perry | Baseball Writer
Was Cardinals catcher Yadier Molina among the 2012 Gold Glove winners? (Getty Images)

The Gold Glove award winners for 2012 have been announced.

Before we run them down, some quick housekeeping: Bear in mind that this year for the first time the outfield is being broken down into specific positions, so no longer will you see the Gold Gloves going to three center fielders, which was occasionally the case in the past.

Below in parentheses, you'll find each player's career total for Gold Gloves, including this year's award. You will also find this guy's opinion -- based on the numbers, personal observation and rep -- on who should've won.

To the envelopes ...

American League

C - Matt Wieters, Orioles (2)

My pick would've been ... Wieters

1B - Mark Teixeira, Yankees (5)

My pick would've been ... Adrian Gonzalez, Red Sox

2B - Robinson Cano, Yankees (2)

My pick would've been ... Dustin Pedroia, Red Sox

3B - Adrian Beltre, Rangers (4)

My pick would've been ... Beltre

SS - J.J. Hardy, Orioles (1)

My pick would've been ... Brendan Ryan, Mariners

LF - Alex Gordon, Royals (2)

My pick would've been ... Gordon

CF - Adam Jones, Orioles (2)

My pick would've been ... Mike Trout, Angels

RF - Josh Reddick, A's (1)

My pick would've been ... Ichiro Suzuki, Mariners/Yankees

P - Tie: Jake Peavy, White Sox (1) and Jeremy Hellickson, Rays (1)

My pick would've been ... David Price, Rays

National League

C - Yadier Molina, Cardinals (5)

My pick would've been ... Molina

1B - Adam LaRoche, Nationals (1)

My pick would've been ... LaRoche

2B - Darwin Barney, Cubs (1)

My pick would've been ... Barney

3B - Chase Headley, Padres (1)

My pick would've been ... Headley

SS - Jimmy Rollins, Phillies (4)

My pick would've been ... Brandon Crawford, Giants

LF - Carlos Gonzalez, Rockies (2)

My pick would've been ... Martin Prado, Braves

CF - Andrew McCutchen, Pirates (1)

My pick would've been ... Michael Bourn, Braves

RF - Jason Heyward, Braves (1)

My pick would've been ... Heyward

P - Mark Buehrle, Marlins (4)

My pick would've been ... Buehrle

And with that, awards season has begun.

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