Please don’t make us regret including the links about the Washington Nationals’ visit to the White House. Also: There is news about some Nats who are finalists for BBWAA awards this time around, and Go read your links...
Anthony Rendon (MVP), Max Scherzer (Cy Young) award finalists - (MLB.com)
"Even though the Nationals brought plenty of hardware back to D.C. during the postseason, there’s a chance a few players could add to the collection later this month..."
Rendon and Scherzer are finalists for postseason accolades - (MASN)
"Right-hander Max Scherzer is a finalist for the National League Cy Young Award and third baseman Anthony Rendon is one of three finalists for NL Most Valuable Player..."
Nationals' Top 10 Plays of the Year! - (Washington Nationals Youtube)
"Watch the Nationals' Top 10 Plays of the 2019 season, including their best moments en route to a World Series Championship."
Ten players tendered qualifying offers today:— Bob Nightengale (@BNightengale) November 4, 2019
Josh Donaldson, Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, Gerrit Cole, Jose Abreu, Jake Odorizzi, Madison Bumgarner, Zack Wheeler, Will Smith, Marcell Ozuna.
They have 10 days to accept or reject the $17.8 million offers.
Stephen Strasburg's opt out sets up busy offseason for Nationals - (Washington Times)
"The decision by Strasburg, who had four years and $100 million left on his current deal, to exercise his option, sets up a busy offseason for the Nationals."
WORLD SERIES CELEBRATION CONTINUES:
Nationals draw huge crowd at White House - (Washington Times)
"As the Washington Nationals were introduced, players and coaches trickled out to the balcony and steps overlooking the South Lawn. The military band below played a rendition of "Baby Shark," the team's unofficial anthem. The thousands looking on cheered."
Nats' title celebration hits the White House - (MLB.com)
"The White House estimated more than 5,000 fans were in attendance on the lawn, some of whom began a 'Let’s go Nats' chant before the ceremony began..."
Nationals wrap up title celebration with White House visit - (MASN)
"In attendance but not appearing on the stage or speaking was managing principal owner Mark Lerner, the only member of the ownership family officially on the list of attendees..."
Buses from Nationals’ World Series parade return to Philadelphia - (WaPost)
"Nationals Manager Dave Martinez rode on top of one of those buses from Philadelphia, which included a Liberty Bell inside the Big Bus logo on the front."
The Nationals sure had a lot of fun at their White House visit - (Yahoo!Sports)
"The phrase 'the Washington Nationals are World Series champions' still feels a little weird to read or say..."
World Series: Nationals topped Astros in seven key moments - (Sports Illustrated)
"The Washington Nationals will be remembered as one of the great comeback teams of all time."
FWIW Nats are trying on Strasburg already. Uncertain how likely a quick deal is tho. They also want to retain Rendon obvs and from outside like MadBum and Wheeler— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) November 4, 2019
Adding A Sinker Put Sterling Sharp On The Map - (Baseball America)
"After missing nearly three months at Double-A Harrisburg with an oblique injury, 24-year-old right-hander Sterling Sharp was back on his game in the Arizona Fall League."
Welcome to a New Day in Nationals Fandom - (The Ringer)
"Five memories from its bumpy road between those two points explain one Nats fan’s experience—and the effect that fandom can have on everything else."
Marty’s musings: the offseason is upon us - (Beyond the Box Score)
"[Stephen] Strasburg has fantastic postseason numbers, including a 1.46 ERA and 71 strikeouts in 55 ⅓ career postseason innings. Strasburg opted out of his remaining years with the Nats and is now a free agent."
The Nationals Followed the Capitals’ Blueprint for a Championship Party Crawl - (Eater DC)
"The Commissioner’s Trophy, sadly, does not make for an ideal drinking vessel, but that hasn’t stopped the Washington Nationals from putting forth a championship-level drinking performance on par with their pro sports peers on the Capitals."