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11:05 PM ET, October 23, 2020


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2020 Rawlings Gold Glove Award finalists announced  —  OCTOBER 22, 2020 — For the eighth consecutive season, the SABR Defensive Index (SDI) will be used to help select the winners of the Rawlings Gold Glove Award® and Rawlings Platinum Glove Award™, presented by SABR.
CoGreen / New York Yankees on Yahoo! Sports:
Yankees' Gio Urshela, Clint Frazier named Gold Glove finalists  —  By subscribing, you are agreeing to Yahoo's … Yankees third baseman Gio Urshela and outfielder  —  Clint Frazier were named Gold Glove finalists, Rawlings announced on Twitter on Thursday.  —  Urshela joins  —  Chicago White Sox 3B
Erik Boland / Newsday:
Yankees' Gio Urshela and Clint Frazier named 2020 AL Gold Glove finalists  —  Gio Urshela a Gold Glove finalist?  —  That was not a surprise Thursday afternoon when the finalists at each position were announced; certainly not a surprise to anyone who has watched Urshela man third base for the Yankees the last two seasons.
Discussion: Pinstripe Alley
John Hickey / Sports Illustrated:
Olson, Laureano Gold Glove Finalists, but Athletics Chapman Gets Passed Over  —  Is there a three-peat in Matt Olson's future?  —  That possibility exists after Thursday's announcement that Olson, the Oakland A's two-time defending American League Rawlings Gold Glove winner at first base …
Discussion: Athletics Nation
Bill Plunkett / Orange County Register:
Dodgers' pitching plan puts them in a hole, Rays take Game 2 to even series  —  ARLINGTON, Texas — A lot of things sound good in planning meetings.  —  There was probably a lot of talk of synergy and collaboration as the Dodgers exhausted bandwidth and searched for a scalable paradigm …
Justin Barrasso / Sports Illustrated:
ESPN's Jessica Mendoza Makes History at the World Series  —  In a Q&A, the ESPN MLB analyst discusses the Fall Classic and why Cooperstown came calling.  —  Jessica Mendoza is calling the World Series for ESPN Radio, making history as the first woman to serve as an analyst on a national platform during the Fall Classic.
Discussion: Lookout Landing
Chris Bumbaca / USA Today:
WATCH: Fan at World Series flings glove on field after catching Will Smith home run
Discussion: Beyond the Box Score
Ronald Blum / Associated Press:
World Series: Kershaw, Betts shine as Dodgers top Rays 8-3 in opener
Gordon Wittenmyer /
Cubs' Will Venable in mix for Red Sox, Tigers manager jobs  —  If any changes are coming to the Cubs' coaching staff this winter, it might start with third-base coach Will Venable.  —  Venable, who has been on the Cubs' coaching staff for three seasons, has interviewed with the Boston Red Sox …
The Athletic:
Sources: The Cubs are making another change with their hitting coaches  —  Trying to fix the long-running issues with their offense, the Cubs will once again reshuffle their staff, choosing not to retain assistant hitting coach Terrmel Sledge, whose contract is set to expire Oct. 31, sources said.
Alex Speier Globe / The Boston Globe:
Red Sox interview Cubs' Will Venable, Pirates' Don Kelly for manager job  —  The Red Sox managerial search is officially underway.  —  According to major league sources, the Red Sox have interviewed Cubs third base coach Will Venable and Pirates bench coach Don Kelly for their managerial vacancy.
George A. King III / New York Post:
Yankees already have competition for possible Didi Gregorius reunion  —  After the Yankees' season ended with their loss to the Rays in the ALDS, general manager Brian Cashman was blunt when asked if Gleyber Torres would remain at shortstop.  —  “We're gonna evaluate all circumstances that best fit us,” Cashman said.
Associated Press:
Nelson Cruz, Freddie Freeman winners at Players Choice Awards  —  NEW YOIRK — Minnesota Twins designated hitter Nelson Cruz was voted Marvin Miller Man of the Year and Atlanta Braves first baseman Freddie Freeman was picked as Player of the Year in annual Players Choice award voting by the Major League Baseball Players Association.
Discussion: Talking Chop
Erik Boland / Newsday:
Alex Rodriguez on failed Mets bid: I would have raised payroll to $225M  —  Alex Rodriguez's tone suggested he still thinks about what could have been.  —  But the aggressive efforts made by he and his fiancee, Jennifer Lopez, to purchase the Mets this year that ultimately came up short aren't likely to be repeated.
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