After something of a lull the last few weeks, NatsTown springs back to life today. Plenty going on over the next 36 hours, including...
-- The NL Gold Glove awards will be announced at 3:30 p.m., with Ryan Zimmerman trying to hold off Chase Headley and Placido Polanco and retain his title for a second year.
-- The Nats are unveiling their new uniforms at 6:45 p.m. in an invitation-only "fashion show" at Nationals Park. Scheduled runway models include Zimmerman, Tyler Clippard, Ian Desmond, John Lannan and Drew Storen. (It's really a shame, by the way, that Miss Iowa Miguel Batista isn't taking advantage of this golden opportunity to prove once and for all he can walk in high heels.)
-- The Silver Slugger awards, meanwhile, will be unveiled tomorrow at 6 p.m. in a live broadcast on MLB Network. Zimmerman is trying to retail his crown in that department as well.
I'll have coverage of all of those events, including photos from tonight's uniform unveiling, so please check back later on for that.
In the meantime, Baseball America has put together a comprehensive list of the 533 players who became six-year, minor-league free agents this week. It's worth perusing the full list just to get a sense of who's going to be out this winter. Expect to see several of those names in Viera come February.
There are 27 guys who played in the Nationals' farm system this season who have become six-year free agents: pitchers Jimmy Barthmaier, Zach Dials, Jesse English, Victor Garate, Luis Garcia, Glenn Gibson, Chuck James, Jason Jones, Andrew Kown, Dan Leatherman, Carlos Martinez and Yunior Novoa; catchers Nolan Brannon and Devin Ivany; infielders Chase Lambin, Ofilio Castro, Pedro Lopez, Pete Orr and Wilberto Ortiz; and outfielders Edgardo Baez, Jason Botts, Brad Coon, Leonard Davis, Chris Duncan, Marvin Lowrance, Jerry Owens and Jamar Walton.