The 2018 season is in the books for the Washington Nationals. It’s time for us here at District on Deck to start handing out our season awards.
The Washington Nationals 2018 season ended a lot earlier than they had hoped, with the team missing the playoffs for the first time since 2015. So, with the season over, it’s time to hand out our District on Deck yearly awards.
There are several Nationals who will be chasing down real, actual hardware in mid-November. Max Scherzer will be going for a third straight Cy Young, Juan Soto will be hoping for NL Rookie of the Year and a few will be hoping to snatch a Gold Glove or a Silver Slugger.
However, in our DoD Awards, they will be competing against their fellow teammates for the awards. As you’ll see, some of the awards were fairly straightforward, but others were pretty close calls.
As with any set of awards, we needed a panel to conduct the voting. To get a large enough sample, we invited all District on Deck writers from 2018 to vote in our awards, so your voting panel is as follows:
- Blake Finney, Site Expert
- Ross Shinberg, Contributor
- Tom Sileo, Contributor
- Tobi Altizer, Contributor
- Andy Beckham, Contributor
- TC Zencka, Contributor
- Monty Taylor, Contributor
- Ron Juckett, Former Site Expert
- Drew Douglas, Former Site Expert
- Brian Foley, Former Contributor
- Thelton Hughes, Former Contributor
Let’s jump right into the main awards, using the same categories as the awards handed out in November by MLB.