3 reasons to be thankful for St. Louis Cardinals this Thanksgiving
A Golden Defense
Fans knew their Cardinals had a special defense. To find out that it’s actually golden? Amazing!
Five members of the St. Louis Cardinals earned Rawlings Gold Glove honors earlier this month.
Nolan Arenado earned his ninth Gold Glove at third base, his first with the Cardinals. Paul Goldschmidt earned his fourth Gold Glove at first base, his first since 2017 and his first since joining the Cardinals. Tyler O’Neill earned his second consecutive Gold Glove in left field.
Harrison Bader won his first Gold Glove. This is a long deserved award for the scrappy center fielder.
Tommy Edman winning his first Gold Glove at second base, however, was the pleasant surprise of the bunch. Edman earned the honor over Ozzie Albies and Kolten Wong, the former Cardinal who won the award last season.
The gold defense is no doubt enticing to free agent pitchers on the market looking for a new team. If they are pitch-to-contact style pitchers, they will no doubt benefit from playing in front of this spectacular Cardinal defense.