After watching his team pick up Manager of the Year and Rookie of the Year awards, Mike Rizzo got in on the action this week. He was voted Executive of the Year by the Boston chapter of the Baseball Writers' Association of America on Tuesday.
On the same day, the Nationals added right-handed pitchers Erik Davis and Nathan Karns to their 40-man roster. This move protects both prospects from the Rule 5 Draft, which will occur Dec. 6.
Fellow prospects, of the Salt River Rafters, made it to the Arizona Fall League championship game Saturday, but fell to the Peoria Javelinas by a final score of 4-3.
With the Nov. 30 deadline looming, in which teams must tender arbitration-eligible players a contract, the Nats have only 38 players on their 40-man roster. This upcoming week will provide much interesting talk, especially regarding the futures of Jesus Flores, John Lannan and Adam LaRoche.
In case you missed it, read more on these stories and other headlines:
* Michael Morse gets married
* Executive of the Year
* Aaron Barrett pitches after one day of his honeymoon
* Remembering Gail Harris
* Davis and Karns added to 40-man roster
* Steve Lombardozzi Sr. and Steve Lombardozzi Jr. support Hurricane Sandy relief