Twins skipper Rocco Baldelli, 38, narrowly beat out the Yankees' Aaron Boone to win the AL Manager of the Year award in his first season on the job.
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Here's what you need to know as baseball's best performers of the season are honored, including analysis of the results.
Tampa Bay Rays general manager Erik Neander has been voted Major League Baseball's Executive of the Year.
Marly Rivera ESPN Writer
Tampa Bay Rays GM Erik Neander was named the Executive of the Year for the 2019 season. The runner-up for the 2019 honor was Brian Cashman of the New York Yankees.
Sorry, Detroit: Your team follows in the footsteps of other recent biggest losers. Where did every other club fall?
Rockies star Nolan Arenado won his seventh straight Gold Glove Award on Sunday, moving him into sole possession of fourth place among third basemen. The Diamondbacks had four Gold Glove winners on their team this season.
William Weinbaum ESPN
The 8 finalists for the HoF's 2020 Ford Frick excellence in baseball broadcasting award were announced Friday - Joe Castiglione, Jacques Doucet, Tom Hamilton, Ken Harrelson, Pat Hughes, Ned Martin, Mike Shannon & Dewayne Staats. More than 200 broadcasters were eligible for the award, to be announced Dec. 11 (awarded this & every 3rd year to team-specific announcers — the other 2 years' winners are "national voices" & "broadcast beginnings" historic figures).
After a stunning World Series title, Washington faces some uncertainty this offseason. Will the Nats be No. 1 again or will the Astros or Dodgers take their place?
The Boston Red Sox have hired Tampa Bay Rays executive Chaim Bloom as their chief baseball officer, the team announced Monday.
Chaim Bloom, the Rays' senior vice president of baseball operations, is the favorite to become the Red Sox's next general manager, a source told ESPN.
On the field and in the stands, how players and others react to MLB's newly juiceless baseballs off the bat tells a story.
The Yankees need Masahiro Tanaka to be a "silent assassin" in tonight's Game 4 against Houston, says ESPN Radio's Chris Singleton, who also discusses New York's inability to drive in runs, how poor weather conditions will impact tonight's game, Joe Maddon's fit with the Angels and more (6:39). Sarah Langs also plays "The Numbers Game" (21:34) and Keith Law talks about some of the game's top prospects and how they'll affect the futures of teams like the Rays, Twins, Rangers and Mariners (29:41).
"We didn't finish where we wanted to, but at the same time ... what a fun year," defensive wiz Kevin Kiermaier said.
Another dominant Gerrit Cole playoffs performance has Buster and Karl Ravech comparing the Houston ace to another all-time great (14:32). The guys also discuss Tyler Glasnow's pitch-tipping, X-factors in each championship series, the firing of Gabe Kapler and more. Plus, Rena Banena's "Bleacher Tweets" and some jovial conversations about underage drinking and baseball sitcoms (31:33).
While Rays starter Tyler Glasnow said it was "pretty obvious" he was tipping his pitches Thursday night, both Tampa Bay and Houston said that wasn't what did in the Rays in the ALDS.
Astros ace Gerrit Cole stifled the upstart Rays for the second time during the ALDS and continued his historic run with 10 strikeouts over eight dominant innings Thursday night.
Gerrit Cole pitched another playoff masterpiece and the Houston Astros jumped to a quick lead, turning back the Tampa Bay Rays 6-1 Thursday night in Game 5 to set up a titanic showdown with the New York Yankees in the AL Championship Series.
Bradford Doolittle ESPN Staff Writer
In the end, the Astros had Gerrit Cole and the Rays didn't. Behind eight more dominant innings from Cole, Houston beat Tampa Bay 6-1 and won the LDS series 3 games to 2. Cole went eight innings, allowing two hits and one run while striking out 10. The Astros play the New York Yankees in Game 1 of the ALCS on Saturday night at Minute Maid Park.
Second baseman Eric Sogard returned to the starting lineup for the Tampa Bay Rays for Thursday night's Game 5 of the ALDS against the Astros. Sogard hit a solo homer, but it wasn't enough as the Astros advanced with a 6-1 win.