Washington Nationals News: Wilson Ramos, Bryce Harper finalists for Gold Glove


Good evening DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.

In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Doug Miller discusses the finalists for this year’s Rawlings Gold Glove Awards. The Nationals have two players nominated for awards this year, with Wilson Ramos getting the nod at catcher and Bryce Harper earning a nomination in left field.

Both Ramos and Harper managed to stay healthy all season long and fielded their positions well throughout the year. In order to win his first Gold Glove Award, Ramos will have to beat the Cardinals’ Yadier Molina and the Giants’ Buster Posey. Harper faces off against the Mets’ Curtis Granderson and the Cardinals’ Jason Heyward.

The winners of the 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Awards will be announced on Nov. 10.

Also in today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Richard Justice discusses why he believes that Bud Black is a tremendous pick to be the Nationals’ next manager. As Justice writes in his article, Black has plenty of managerial experience and is great at handling players — two key qualities that the Nationals were looking for in their managerial search.

The team is expected to introduce Black as their next manager after the World Series.

Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth a read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.

Finalists for Gold Gloves unveiled

(Doug Miller, MLB.com)

The Kansas City Royals are back in the World Series, and they are halfway to the four wins they’ll need for their first title since 1985. One of the big reasons for their recent run of success is their defense, and that excellence has been acknowledged for the second consecutive year.

The 2015 Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists were announced on Thursday morning, and the Royals led the American League with four nominees. Read full article here.

Black a tremendous pick for Nationals

(Richard Justice, MLB.com)

The Washington Nationals haven’t answered all their offseason questions with the expected hiring of Bud Black as manager. But they’ve taken care of the largest one, and they’ve done it emphatically and wisely.

There’ll be no more questions about the Nationals’ manager — at least not about his leadership, game management or poise. Nor will there be doubts about his ability to build relationships in the clubhouse and to get a consistently hard effort every single game. Read full article here.

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