2018 Gold Glove Nominees Include Buster and BCraw

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Greek Giant

Yesterday Major League Baseball announced the nominees for the 2018 Gold Glove award. Buster Posey and Brandon Crawford are the Giants representatives. Impressively, Buster missed so much of the season that I never imagined he would be a finalist for the award. I was wrong.

Here are the finalists:

National League

Pitcher

  • Zack Greinke, Diamondbacks (4)
  • Clayton Richard, Padres (0)
  • Julio Teheran, Braves (0)

Catcher

  • Yadier Molina, Cardinals (8)
  • Manny Pina, Brewers (0)
  • Buster Posey, Giants (1)

First Base

  • Freddie Freeman, Braves (0)
  • Anthony Rizzo, Cubs (1)
  • Joey Votto, Reds (1)

Second Base

  • Javier Baez, Cubs (0)
  • DJ LeMahieu, Rockies (2)
  • Kolten Wong, Cardinals (0)

Shortstop

  • Nick Ahmed, Diamondbacks (0)
  • Brandon Crawford, Giants (3)
  • Freddy Galvis, Padres (0)

Third Base

  • Nolan Arenado, Rockies (5)
  • Anthony Rendon, Nationals (0)
  • Travis Shaw, Brewers (0)

Left Field

  • Corey Dickerson, Pirates (0)
  • Adam Duvall, Reds (0)
  • Christian Yelich, Brewers (1)

Center Field

  • Lorenzo Cain, Brewers (0)
  • Billy Hamilton, Reds (0)
  • Ender Inciarte, Braves (2)

Right Field

  • Jason Heyward, Cubs (5)
  • Jon Jay, Diamondbacks (0)
  • Nick Markakis, Braves (2)

American League

Pitcher

  • Dallas Keuchel, Astros (3)
  • Corey Kluber, Indians (0)
  • Masahiro Tanaka, Yankees (0)

Catcher

  • Yan Gomes, Indians (0)
  • Martin Maldonado, Astros (1)
  • Salvador Perez, Royals (4)

First Base

  • Mitch Moreland, Red Sox (1)
  • Matt Olson, Athletics (0)
  • Justin Smoak, Blue Jays (0)

Second Base

  • Ian Kinsler, Red Sox (1)
  • Jed Lowrie, Athletics (0)
  • Rougned Odor, Rangers (0)

Shortstop

  • Francisco Lindor, Indians (1)
  • Marcus Semien, Athletics (0)
  • Andrelton Simmons, Angels (3)

Third Base

  • Alex Bregman, Astros (0)
  • Matt Chapman, Athletics (0)
  • Jose Ramirez, Indians (0)

Left Field

  • Andrew Benintendi, Red Sox (0)
  • Brett Gardner, Yankees (1)
  • Alex Gordon, Royals (5)

Center Field

  • Jackie Bradley Jr., Red Sox (0)
  • Adam Engel, White Sox (0)
  • Mike Trout, Angels (0)

Right Field

  • Mookie Betts, Red Sox (2)
  • Kole Calhoun, Angels (1)
  • Aaron Judge, Yankees (0)

 

2018 World Series

Tonight the World Series takes place in that city down south. Game 3 is going to be full of drama. I am not yet ready to write off the team that shall go unnamed. They have firepower. The Red Sox must win at least one game of the three as I see it.