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Today’s Top Story: MLB Extreme Makeover Minor League Baseball Edition
Here are the latest Washington Nationals and MLB Headlines for Friday, November 13, 2020
Washington Nationals Headlines
With 2020 being one of the strangest years ever, Major League Baseball is planning on changing it up even more. This year, Major League Baseball announced that they plan to revamp the Minor League Baseball team structure.
Some teams have already started to make changes, and two changes caught our attention. According to the Minneapolis Star Tribune, the Minnesota Twins dropped their Rochester New York affiliate, the Rochester Red Wings. Additionally, the San Francisco Giants dropped their affiliation with the Richmond Flying Squirrels due to location issues. We started to think one of these two teams could be the new Washington Nationals Triple A or High A, affiliated team. [Read the full article here]
Also, on the Nats Report, we do a profile of Washington Nationals pitching prospect Cade Cavalli. [Read the full article here]
Other Washington Nationals headlines:
- Washington Nationals: Kevin Pillar is optimal fit, just doesn’t fit via District on Deck
- Washington Nationals’ 2020 3rd Round pick Holden Powell draws rave reviews for work in Instructional League via Federal Baseball
- We are entering the Cold Stove portion as we await the MVP via Talk Nats
- The one reason Juan Soto is not an MVP finalist via NBC Sports Washington
- Status of DH in 2021 looms large for Nationals via MASN Washington
- Washington Nationals: Max Scherzer misses out on Cy Young votes via District on Deck
- The Nationals’ defensive philosophy is changing. Just look at the shift via the Washington Post
- Washington Nationals: Three free agents to target this offseason via Call to the Pen
- Washington Nationals: Jordan Zimmermann reunion could be in the works via District on Deck
Around the Horn: Major League Baseball Headlines
In MLB news, Cy Young Award winners were recently announced. This year’s winners are Shane Bieber and Trevor Bauer.
Bieber garnered all 30 first-place votes, becoming the first unanimous winner of the Cy Young since Clayton Kershaw in 2014 and just the 24th overall. Bauer, who received 27 first-place votes, can now add the Cy Young winner to his résumé in his free-agent foray after beating out the Cubs’ Yu Darvish who received three first-place votes and the Mets’ Jacob deGrom. Lastly, Bauer becomes the first Cincinnati Reds pitcher to win the Cy Young Award.
Other Major League Baseball Headlines
- MLB’s Rob Manfred: Fans can attend games in 2021, but there’s a catch via NJ.com
- Astros sign-stealing scandal: One year after cheating was revealed, ramifications are only being felt by a few via CBS Sports
- Minasian to be named Angels GM (source) via MLB
- MLB Eliminates Dues For MiLB Players, Changes Clubbies’ Responsibilities In New Proposal via Baseball America
- The Walkoff Awards via Fox Sports
- Yankees Willing To Listen To Trade Offers For Gary Sanchez via MLB Trade Rumors