Can someone turn on the hot stove already? It’s getting cold.
Now that the World Series has concluded, the next big thing for MLB this year is the BBWAA awards. Corey Kluber (probable win for AL Cy Young), Jose Ramirez (definitely won’t win AL MVP), and Terry Francona (I doubt will win AL Manager of the Year) represent the Tribe as award finalists. Winners will be announced November 14-16.
After shelling out the big bucks last year for Edwin Encarnacion, two impending Cleveland free agents, Carlos Santana and Jay Bruce, may also be the top targets for the Tribe before spring training.
Around the League
- Alex Bregman took to /r/baseball on Reddit yesterday for an AMA (Ask Me Anything). Highlights include rooting for anyone who isn’t the Yankees, Brian McCann being the funniest guy on the Astros, and a hot dog is not a sandwich.
- If you’re a PS4 owner, you probably own a copy of MLB: The Show. Next year’s iteration will feature Aaron Judge (unless you’re in Canada; that cover features Marcus Stroman).
- Joe Girardi wasn’t good at connecting with his players, supposedly.
- Want to make money? Tigers currently have 300-1 odds to win the 2018 World Series.
- 10 players are back on the Hall of Fame ballot on the “Modern Era” ballot.