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Christian Walker Arizona Diamondbacks

Finalists for the NL Gold Glove Award:

FIRST BASE
Christian Walker, D-backs
Paul Goldschmidt, Cardinals
Anthony Rizzo, Cubs

Goldschmidt (three Gold Glove Awards) and
Rizzo (two) have alternated winning the NL honor since 2015. Walker,
Goldschmidt’s replacement in Arizona, led NL first basemen with nine
defensive runs saved.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 25
Yulieski Gurriel Houston Astros

Predicted winner: Olson

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 25

Finalists for the AL Glove Glove Award:

FIRST BASE
Yuli Gurriel, Astros
Matt Olson, A's
Justin Smoak, Blue Jays

Olson is the reigning winner at first base and part of a stellar Oakland infield -- his 13 defensive runs saved led all MLB first basemen. Gurriel has anchored the first-base position for the Astros on their run to the World Series. Both he and Smoak
would be first-time winners.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 25
Juan Soto Washington Nationals
Roberto Osuna Houston Astros

Luhnow's comments after the decision to fire Taubman were outrageous.  They were all about how he was uncomfortable and would never wish his personal situation on someone.  How about the woman that Osuna beat up?  How about not wishing that situation on her?  How about the group of women reporters Taubman taunted?  How about not wishing that one anyone?  Somehow he tried to paint himself as the victim.

Meanwhile, when asked about whether he had apologized to the women reporters, he claimed he hasn't had the time.  Another reporter pointed them out in the crowd of reporters at that very press conference.  

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 25
Jayce Tingler Tampa Bay Rays

Also, this is a comment I've seen ...

The Pads liked Tingler all the way back to when they hired Andy Green, but Rangers wouldn't allow Pads to interview him for a lateral type move at that time. 

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Oct 25
Roberto Osuna Houston Astros

The SI story itself (which I didn't bother to read when I should have):

https://www.si.com/mlb/2019/10/22/houston-astros-roberto-osuna-suspension

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 25
Austin Hedges San Diego Padres

Predicted winner (this one's easy): Realmuto.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 25
Danny Jansen Toronto Blue Jays

Predicted winner: Jansen.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 25
Austin Hedges San Diego Padres

Finalists for the NL Gold Love Award:

CATCHER
Austin Hedges, Padres
Yadier Molina, Cardinals
J.T. Realmuto, Phillies

Molina won eight straight Gold Glove Awards
from 2009-16. He won again last year and is poised for his 10th award.
Realmuto had a tremendous season behind the plate, throwing out an
MLB-best 47% of runners attempting to steal. Already considered the best
all-around catcher in the game, he seeks his first Gold Glove Award.
Hedges also had a strong season throwing out runners, catching 33% of
them. He’s also seeking his first Gold Glove Award.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 25
Danny Jansen Toronto Blue Jays

Finalists for the AL Gold Glove Award:

CATCHER
Danny Jansen, Blue Jays
Christian Vázquez, Red Sox
Roberto Pérez, Indians

The rookie Jansen could win a Gold Glove
Award in his first full big league season. Pérez led all MLB catchers
with 29 defensive runs saved. Vázquez caught 22 of 58 basestealers, with
his 38% clip ranking among the league leaders.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 25
Michael Conforto New York Mets

David Adler at MLB:

Here's how the Astros' comeback chances break down:

Astros win World Series: 25.7%
Nationals win World Series: 74.3%

Astros win in 6: 7.8%
Astros win in 7: 17.9%

Nationals win in 4: 22.7%
Nationals win in 5: 24.2%
Nationals win in 6: 17.2%
Nationals win in 7: 10.2%


After dropping Games 1 and 2 at Minute Maid
Park, the Astros are projected with a slightly better than one-in-four
chance of winning their second title in three seasons.

Look at it this way: Mets outfielder Michael
Conforto (a 2017 All-Star!) hit .257 this year, which means that the
chances of him getting a base hit in a given at-bat are the same as the
Astros coming back and winning the Series. That doesn’t sound so bad if
you’re a Houston fan, right? Conforto gets a lot of hits!

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 25
Brett Gardner New York Yankees

Probably for a similar amount to this year, around $9 mil.  Hicks' surgery also makes a $10 Gardner a freeze candidate if he does re-sign.

Mike Landau ML-
Oct 24
Jayce Tingler Tampa Bay Rays

what are the odds of any hiring process getting you the guy you're looking for?

probably none are 100%

so ... if you trust your process ... you're not going to let a small sample size deter you from it ... and your next iteration is likely going to have an outcome that looks very similar to the first iteration ...

i like what i'm reading about Tingler ... initial reactions seem to put me in the minority of Padres' fans ... 

in AJ i trust ... like i have a choice ... so far, he's seems very much a net positive for the Padres ... i'm having fun on the road to success in the 20s ... just sayin' ...

Howard Lynch LynchMob
Oct 24

This seems like a mistake from the outside when you just had Green who was the same type of character.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Oct 24
Fernando Rodney Washington Nationals

1) Fernando Rodney signed his first professional baseball contract before the birth of Juan Soto.

2)
Fernando Rodney has now pitched in the AL Wild Card Game, NL Wild Card Game, ALDS, NLDS, ALCS, NLCS and World Series for both an American and National League team.

Kent Ostby Seadogs
Oct 24
Brett Gardner New York Yankees

Just when you thought his career was winding down, he gets back off the canvas.  Every off season he seems to get a new lease on life.  This time, Aaron Hicks is undergoing Tommy John surgery and is out 8-10 months.  Gardner could be the CF again.

Eugene Freedman EugeneFreed
Oct 24
Jo Adell Los Angeles Angels

Now that we have the minor league stats, it's hard not to notice that the two-month dominance in Double A was followed by 27 homerless games in Triple A. At Salt Lake City.

Alex Patton Alex
Oct 24
Joe Girardi Philadelphia Phillies

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