Alonso won the award for a season in which he hit 53 homers to break the rookie record and lead the majors.
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At the deadline on Monday, the team decided not to extend a one-year, $17.8 million offer to Gregorius, which means they will receive no compensation if he signs with another team.
Beltran, a nine-time All-Star who played almost seven seasons with the Mets, has never coached or managed. But he has a reputation for establishing a strong rapport with other players.
After being booed at the ballpark, the president let bygones be bygones at a White House ceremony for the World Series champion Nationals. But some players stayed away.
The reliever will amend his contract to a $48 million, three-year deal.
The former All-Star outfielder replaces Mickey Callaway, who was fired in October after two seasons at Citi Field.
Matheny, the former Cardinals manager, was hired by Kansas City as a special adviser last November, and on Thursday the club named him manager.
In his 20-year playing career, he was on three World Series championship teams. After his playing days, he spent more than 20 years at the microphone.
Houston won 107 times this season and led Game 7 in the seventh inning. But its hopes for a title disappeared in the blink of an eye after its starter was pulled.
The game comes naturally to a low-key Nationals superstar.
For a team that overcame a terrible start to the year and fought through a trying postseason, it was fitting that the Washington Nationals’ first World Series title required all seven games.
According to a police affidavit, Hamilton’s teenage daughter told the police that he went on a rampage on Sept. 30. `
For the first time in World Series history, all seven games were won by the visiting team.
After trailing for much of Game 7, Washington mounted a comeback and overcame the Houston Astros to win the franchise’s first title.
The game simply halted, lost in one of those Talmudic debates that enthrall hardball devotees and mystify everyone else.
The Nationals drafted him first over all in 2009 and once kept him out of the playoffs to protect his arm, all because they believed there would be games like Tuesday night’s.
This series had largely been defined by what had happened off the field, but that changed with big performances by Stephen Strasburg and Anthony Rendon on Tuesday.
Home runs from Adam Eaton, Juan Soto and Anthony Rendon, along with a stellar outing by Stephen Strasburg, helped Washington force a Game 7.
Washington has been on the brink before this season. Losing three World Series games in row hasn’t put a dent in the team’s positivity.
Major League Baseball staged a routine rehearsal of a World Series title celebration before a game had been played in Washington. Then social media erupted.