Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira have both been awarded Gold Gloves for their stellar defense during the 2009 campaign, one which ended with a World Series championship, and more importantly, a photo-op with Mayor Bloomberg (which is, of course, the most often cited reason players give for wanting to become Yankees).
Upon receiving the award, Jeter immediately had the glove melted down, sold, and donated the money to Charity. Teixeira has not said what he'll do with his, but has refused to play with it on. "It's too heavy, and it doesn't really bend," complained Teixeira. "What the hell's the point of this?"
Robinson Cano, who has often been commended by his manager and teammates for playing spectacular, gold-glove caliber defense, was not awarded a Gold Glove. The fact that Cano has never even tried, is simply miraculously talented, but didn't even start playing baseball until the Yankees called him up in 2005, hurt him in the final voting.