Predicting Every NL Gold Glove Award Winner for 2012

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Predicting Every NL Gold Glove Award Winner for 2012
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It goes without saying that when the Gold Gloves are announced every year, there will be a group of people who decry the voter's choices, claiming that the whole thing is nothing more than a glorified popularity contest.

And maybe those critics are right.

Defense is a hard thing to evaluate and when you take some of the stats that sabermetrics brings us—stats that were supposed to make it easier to evaluate defense—you can easily wind up more confused than you were when you started.

Yet those statistics, like DSR, UZR and UZR/150 do help to show us things that error totals and fielding percentages don't—but that doesn't mean that traditional statistics should be tossed aside like last week's leftovers either.
Taking all of those things into account, here's who we see taking home the Gold Glove Awards in the National League.
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