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TalkingChop Nov 7, 2017
Ender Inciarte captures second straight Gold Glove Award

Ender Inciarte captures second straight Gold Glove Award

Inciarte wins again. Ender Inciarte won his second straight Gold Glove award Tuesday night beating out Washington’s Michael Tayler and Cincinnati’s Billy Hamilton. Per Statcast, Inciarte led all of baseball with seven five star outs in 2017 and was second behind Minnesota’s Byron Buxton with 19 outs above average. Inciarte is the first Braves player to win consecutive Gold Glove awards since Andrelton Simmons in 2013 and 2014. R.A. Dickey was also among finalists for a Gold Glove but lost out to Arizona’s Zack Greinke. Here is a look at the entire list of winners: National...
TalkingChop Oct 30, 2017
Talking Chop Podcast Episode 88: News roundup, World Series and more

Talking Chop Podcast Episode 88: News roundup, World Series and more

Scott Coleman joins the pod this week. Happy Monday, folks! The 2017 World Series rolls along and, as a result, the rest of the baseball world is virtually silent. That, of course, goes for the Atlanta Braves as well but that will not stop the Talking Chop podcast from discussing the latest. Episode 88 of the podcast features a visit from Scott Coleman and the following topics: The investigation is still in a holding pattern and that means GM candidates are essentially frozen What about Ben Cherington? Is that an exciting option? Tyler Flowers will be around in 2018 but R.A. Dickey will...
TalkingChop Oct 27, 2017
Atlanta Braves news: From the Gold Gloves to the General Manager search

Atlanta Braves news: From the Gold Gloves to the General Manager search

The Braves have a couple of Gold Glove nominees, which is a little bit of good news, right? BRAVES NEWS Inciarte and Dickey receive Gold Glove nominations The Braves are in desperate need of some good news, and they got a bit of it on Thursday evening when the Gold Glove finalists were announced. Two Braves will receive considerations for the award at their respective positions, as Ender Inciarte and R.A. Dickey were both nominated for Gold Gloves. If Inciarte wins a Gold Glove, that’ll be two years in a row for him. Meanwhile, this would be Dickey’s first Gold Glove since 2013 if he...
TalkingChop Oct 26, 2017
Ender Inciarte, R.A. Dickey named finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Award

Ender Inciarte, R.A. Dickey named finalists for Rawlings Gold Glove Award

Will Ender make it two in a row? The Atlanta Braves weren’t the strongest defensive team in 2017 but have a pair of finalists for the 2017 Rawlings Gold Glove Award. Ender inciarte is a finalist for the second straight season after winning the award last year while R.A. Dickey hopes to win his second career Gold Glove. The other finalists in center field for the National League are Cincinnati’s Billy Hamilton and Washington’s Michael Taylor. #Rawlings #GoldGlove Award Finalists – NL CF – @Reds @BillyHamilton, @Nationals @Taylor_Michael3, @Braves @enderinciartem...
MLB Daily Dish Oct 23, 2017
Braves exercise option on Tyler Flowers, decline option on R.A. Dickey

Braves exercise option on Tyler Flowers, decline option on R.A. Dickey

The club announced the decisions on the two veterans Monday. The Braves announced Monday that they have exercised their $4 million option on catcher Tyler Flowers and declined their $8 million on right-hander R.A. Dickey. Dickey will receive a $500k buyout. Atlanta was considered likely to bring back Flowers even after signing fellow backstop Kurt Suzuki to a one-year, $3.5 million extension last month. Flowers and Suzuki will once again split duties behind the plate for Atlanta after a successful 2017 campaign. Flowers, 31, hit .281/.378/.445 with 12 homers in his second campaign with...
Washington Times Oct 23, 2017

Dickey $8M option declined by Braves, who keep Flowers

ATLANTA (AP) - The Atlanta Braves have declined their $8 million option on 42-year-old knuckleballer R.A. Dickey and exercised their $4 million option on catcher Tyler Flowers. Dickey was the Braves' most consistent starter this season, going 10-10 with a 4.26 ERA in 31 starts. He said at the end ...

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