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Here are your 2017 Gold Glove finalists

With at least one questionable decision.

Cleveland Indians v Minnesota Twins Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Update: 2017 Gold Glove winners announced

It’s that time of year! When Rawlings announces a bunch of Gold Glove finalists and you go “oh right, I only watched like three games of that guy’s season but he was pretty good this year,” or run to check on how many errors someone had who is in the same category as your favorite player.

And then the next day you forget the nominations happened until the winners are actually announced.

Being a Gold Glove finalist (or winning one) is a nice nod, and it can be a nice chunk of change if a player has a Gold Glove incentive built into their contract and thus gets a bonus as well as the honor.

Plus, then it’s like you’re the president, in that even when you are Derek Jeter, 100 years old and playing on half a leg, every chyron and announcer has to refer to you as a Gold Glove winner no matter what.

Here are this year’s crop of finalists, which fans are already arguing about, whether based on their local loyalties or perceived slights. Same as it ever was.

National League

Pitcher

R.A. Dickey - Atlanta Braves
Zack Greinke - Arizona Diamondbacks
Zach Davies - Milwaukee Brewers

Catcher

Buster Posey - San Francisco Giants
Yadier Molina - St. Louis Cardinals
Tucker Barnhart - Cincinnati Reds

1B

Joey Votto - Cincinnati Reds
Paul Goldschmidt - Arizona Diamondbacks
Anthony Rizzo - Chicago Cubs

2B

DJ LeMahieu - Colorado Rockies
Dee Gordon - Miami Marlins
Ben Zobrist - Chicago Cubs

3B

Nolan Arenado - Colorado Rockies
Anthony Rendon - Washington Nationals
David Freese - Pittsburgh Pirates

SS

Freddy Galvis - Philadelphia Phillies
Brandon Crawford - San Francisco Giants
Corey Seager - Los Angeles Dodgers

RF

Yasiel Puig - Los Angeles Dodgers
Giancarlo Stanton - Miami Marlins
Jason Heyward - Chicago Cubs

CF

Billy Hamilton - Cincinnati Reds
Michael Taylor - Washington Nationals
Ender Inciarte - Atlanta Braves

LF

Gerardo Parra - Colorado Rockies
Adam Duvall - Cincinnati Reds
Marcell Ozuna - Miami Marlins

American League

Pitcher

Chris Sale - Boston Red Sox
Marcus Stroman - Toronto Blue Jays
Alex Cobb - Tampa Bay Rays

Catcher

Yan Gomes - Cleveland Indians
Martin Maldonado - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Salvador Perez - Kansas City Royals

1B

Carlos Santana - Cleveland Indians
Eric Hosmer - Kansas City Royals
Mitch Moreland - Boston Red Sox

2B

Brian Dozier - Minnesota Twins
Ian Kinsler - Detroit Tigers
Dustin Pedroia - Boston Red Sox

3B

Manny Machado - Baltimore Orioles
Jose Ramirez - Cleveland Indians
Evan Longoria - Tampa Bay Rays

SS

Elvis Andrus - Texas Rangers
Andrelton Simmons - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Francisco Lindor - Cleveland Indians

RF

Kole Calhoun - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Mookie Betts - Boston Red Sox
Aaron Judge - New York Yankees

CF

Lorenzo Cain - Kansas City Royals
Kevin Pillar - Toronto Blue Jays
Byron Buxton - Minnesota Twins

LF

Brett Gardner - New York Yankees
Alex Gordon - Kanas City Royals
Justin Upton - Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim

Other than The Ghost of Ben Zobrist somehow meriting a nomination, these aren’t too wonky. There have been worse lists in the history of the award. There’s a few probably guaranteed wins — Aaron Judge, Dee Gordon, Nolan Arenado — and a few closer races, but all in all it’s a solid list.

Do you agree or disagree with this year’s nominations list?