Even as teams maneuver for 2020, the last bit of business remaining from last season is about to be completed: handing out the major awards. Those last to-do items will be checked off over the next few days as voting results are announced, beginning Monday night with the Rookie of the Year honors.
Over the last few months of the season, we tracked the ebbs and flows of the awards races before we shifted gears into playoff coverage. Now that the World Series is over and baseball is ready to hand out the hardware, let's set some expectations.
As with the monthly Awards Watch, we'll use the Awards Index system I designed to rate the past performance of players. I'll chime in with some subjective observations as well.