Superb defensive seasons by Denard Span and Ian Desmond weren't quite superb enough to earn baseball's highest fielding honor.
The best offensive season of Adam LaRoche's career may actually have helped the Nationals first baseman be recognized at long last for his fielding prowess.
The regular season has long since ended. The postseason is now over, as well. And the offseason is about to kick into high gear.
Ian Desmond and Adam LaRoche are finalists to win their first Gold Glove awards.