It's award season around baseball, and for the first time ever, several Nationals are in the running for some prestigious honors.
Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond and first baseman Adam LaRoche have been named Gold Glove finalists. The awards will be announced Tuesday night.
With the World Series over, Adam LaRoche (and others) become free agents today. That gives the Nationals until Saturday to exclusively negotiate with the first baseman.
With several high profile cases of pitchers being struck in the head by batted balls, Major League baseball is moving quickly towards improving safety on the mound.