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Soto Finishes 2nd Behind Harper for NL MVP

November 19, 2021
Nats Chat
Soto Finishes 2nd Behind Harper for NL MVP
Show Notes

Juan Soto was runner-up for NL MVP as Bryce Harper won for the second time in his career.  Mark & Al react to Soto coming up short in his bid for the MVP and split hairs between the two former teammates resumes. Was Harper more deserving?

(10:17) Scott Boras, Soto's agent, had some interesting comments at the recent GM Meetings regarding his client's future. What are the chances the Nats lock him up to an extension before he becomes a Free Agent after the 2024 season?

(23:41) Max Scherzer came up short in his bid for a 4th Cy Young Award as Milwaukee's Corbin Burnes took home the hardware.  Mark voted for the NL Cy Young and dives through what led to his final ballot. How difficult was it to rank this year's candidates?

(34:46) The Nationals made more organizational changes, including some to the coaching staff.  The hosts run through the new roles including Eric Young, Jr. as the new First Base Coach.

(44:24) It is becoming increasingly clear we are headed towards a lockout in early December.  What should we expect during this MLB Offseason?  What is a reasonable expectation as to when operations will resume?