Anthony Rendon has a second Silver Slugger award to add to his shelf (and résumé) as he fields offers on the free agent market. Trea Turner has a new profile pic. Baseball America has a new list of the Washington Nationals’ top 10 prospects. People have opinions (I know, shocking) about keeping the band that won the World Series together. And more in today’s links. Go read your links...
What is Ryan Zimmerman's future with the Nationals? - (NBC Sports Washington)
"NBC Sports Washington's Todd Dybas and Tim Shovers discuss the future of Ryan Zimmerman with the Nationals, which will likely consist of a one-year deal with the team."
Keep the band together or try to build a new champion? - (MASN)
"Why wouldn’t the Nationals want to preserve their World Series-winning roster as much as possible?"
30 teams, 30 candidates for 2020 ROY - (MLB.com)
"Carter Kieboom - At Triple-A Fresno, the 22-year-old slashed .303/.409/.493 with 16 homers and 79 RBIs in 109 games, showing the type of production that could make him a fixture on Washington’s infield starting next season."
Breaking down the Nationals' 40-man roster - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Washington’s 40-man roster — which is resting at 30, for the moment — is the key basis for roster building as it treks forward this offseason."
Rendon wins Silver:
Nationals star Anthony Rendon wins second Silver Slugger award - (WaPost)
"If Anthony Rendon needed another argument why teams should offer him top dollar in free agency this winter, he got it Thursday night."
Rendon wins second career Silver Slugger Award - (MASN)
"Now a free agent, Rendon hits the open market on the heels of his best all-around season, one in which he also excelled on the postseason stage..."
Nationals' World Series win creates 'profound impact' for merchandise dealers - (Washington Times)
"Over the next few days, Mottram and his team at BreakingT, a D.C.-based sports apparel company, designed and started selling a red shirt that had '19-31' in the center and 'Bumpy roads lead to beautiful places” underneath.'"
The Time Has Come To Celebrate, And To Say Goodbye – (The Nats Blog)
"I had waited my entire life for this city to become a baseball town, and after witnessing the parade downtown this past weekend I can say we finally made it."
Strasburg and Scherzer Similarities - (Bill James Online)
"Let's talk about two pitchers, Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg of the Nationals. Their career stats have been circulating this season for being nearly identical."
The First Generation of Nationals Fans Has Its First Championship - (Fangraphs)
"In Washington, D.C., the roots of baseball fandom don’t run particularly deep."
MLB Team Roundup: Washington Nationals - (Yahoo!Sports)
"The Nationals got into the playoffs by winning a Wild Card spot, but they were one of the best teams in baseball after beginning the year at 19-31."
Washington Nationals broadcaster FP Santangelo gets into small spat with mattress company - (Fox News)
"Washington Nationals broadcaster F.P. Santangelo got into a war of words on social media after the former major league outfielder appeared to be asking for help looking for a new bed."