Mookie Betts won a Gold Glove Award on Tuesday, and captured a Fielding Bible defensive award for right field last week. The Dodgers superstar will also finish in the top three in National League MVP voting.
We are knee deep into MLB awards season, so let’s take a look at the schedule of when we’ll find out the rest:
- Thursday, 3 p.m. PT: Silver Slugger Awards (MLB Network)
- Friday, 3 p.m.: Rawlings Platinum and team Gold Glove awards (MLBN)
- Nov. 9, 3 p.m.: Rookies of the Year (MLBN)
- Nov. 10, 3 p.m.: Managers of the Year (MLBN)
- Nov. 11, 3 p.m.: Cy Young Awards (MLBN)
Former Dodgers Hyun-jin Ryu and Kenta Maeda will finish top 3 in the AL
- Nov. 12, 3 p.m.: MVP Awards (MLBN)
Betts is in the top 3, along with Freddie Freeman and Manny Machado
Those last four awards are voted on by the BBWAA. There is also the All-MLB first and second teams, the second year for this honor, determined by a combination of fan voting and “a panel of media members, broadcasters, former players and other officials throughout the game.”
Dodgers nominees for All-MLB teams are Betts, Corey Seager, Clayton Kershaw, Justin Turner, Will Smith, and A.J. Pollock.
The All-MLB teams will be revealed the week of December 7, which feels a little anticlimactic, but it matches up with the winter meetings, which will be virtual this season. Here’s that week’s schedule of awards:
- Dec. 7, 11 a.m.: Roberto Clemente Award (MLBN)
Justin Turner is the Dodgers’ nominee here
- Dec. 8, 11 a.m.: Hank Aaron Award (MLBN)
Corey Seager is the Dodgers’ nominee here
- Dec. 9, 4 p.m.: All-MLB teams (MLBN)
- Former Dodgers outfielder Shawn Green started a company, called Greenfly, that links teams to their fans through social media. Greenfly and the Dodgers teamed up to collect and organize photos and videos of fans celebrating the team’s first championship in 32 years, writes Bill Shaikin at the Los Angeles Times.
- Bradford Doolittle at ESPN argues that the Dodgers’ eight-year division title run with one championship and three pennants qualifies as a dynasty. In the point system he used, the Dodgers from 2013-20 rank as the 11th-best dynasty in MLB history.
- Andrew Friedman’s youthful roots in Houston are explored by David Gardner at Texas Monthly.
- Former major leaguer Clay Bellinger, father of Cody, was a guest this week on the Effectively Wild podcast, talking about his experiences as a player and as a family member watching the postseason from the stands in Arlington.
- It’s going to be a long, cold winter for MLB free agents, writes Buster Olney at ESPN.
- A question for all-time: who would you rather have, Rick Vaughn or Willie Mays Hayes? Dan Hayes at The Athletic tackles this important topic.