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An aerial view of Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper as he runs the bases during a game against the Dodgers. Harper and Mike Trout were each named Rookie of the Year on Monday. (Simon Bruty/SI)

VERDUCCI: Taking stock at the amazing seasons of Trout and Harper

An aerial view of Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper as he runs the bases during a game against the Dodgers. Harper and Mike Trout were each named Rookie of the Year on Monday. (Simon Bruty/SI)
VERDUCCI: Taking stock at the amazing seasons of Trout and Harper

What a day of baseball. The final day of the 2012 season provided much excitement as the Yankees and A’s won their divisions, Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown and most importantly, Teddy Roosevelt finally won the Presidents Race! After racking up over 500 losses since 2006, Teddy (aided by a Phillies Phanatic-like mystery mascot) outlasted the competition to claim first place. Also of note, the Nationals recorded their first winning record, playoff berth and division title this year. (Mark Goldman/Icon SMI)

VERDUCCI: Baseball’s final day is why we love the sport | Year-End Awards

What a day of baseball. The final day of the 2012 season provided much excitement as the Yankees and A’s won their divisions, Miguel Cabrera won the Triple Crown and most importantly, Teddy Roosevelt finally won the Presidents Race! After racking up over 500 losses since 2006, Teddy (aided by a Phillies Phanatic-like mystery mascot) outlasted the competition to claim first place. Also of note, the Nationals recorded their first winning record, playoff berth and division title this year. (Mark Goldman/Icon SMI)
VERDUCCI: Baseball’s final day is why we love the sport | Year-End Awards

Brian McCann tags Bryce Harper out at home plate during the sixth inning of Sunday’s Nationals-Braves game at Nationals Park. Despite this missed run, Washington prevailed 9-2. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)

SHEEHAN: How six teams should navigate a tricky trade market

Brian McCann tags Bryce Harper out at home plate during the sixth inning of Sunday’s Nationals-Braves game at Nationals Park. Despite this missed run, Washington prevailed 9-2. (Photo by Patrick McDermott/Getty Images)
SHEEHAN: How six teams should navigate a tricky trade market

Martin Prado tags out Bryce Harper at third base as he attempts to stretch a double during a Nationals-Braves game earlier this month. Washington is ranked No. 2 in this week’s SI Power Rankings while the Braves fell from No. 15 to 17. (Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)

POWER RANKINGS: Find out where your favorite team ranks
GALLERY: The Phenomenal Bryce Harper

Martin Prado tags out Bryce Harper at third base as he attempts to stretch a double during a Nationals-Braves game earlier this month. Washington is ranked No. 2 in this week’s SI Power Rankings while the Braves fell from No. 15 to 17. (Jonathan Ernst/Getty Images)
POWER RANKINGS: Find out where your favorite team ranksGALLERY: The Phenomenal Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper poses in the Las Vegas desert during a 2009 SI photo shoot. The Nationals prospect stole home base yesterday against Cole Hamels after the Phillies hurler hit him with a pitch.

GALLERY: Photos of Bryce Harper

Bryce Harper poses in the Las Vegas desert during a 2009 SI photo shoot. The Nationals prospect stole home base yesterday against Cole Hamels after the Phillies hurler hit him with a pitch.
GALLERY: Photos of Bryce Harper

Friday is Star Wars Day across the nation. In celebration, here’s a photo of Chewbacca throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to Wicket the Ewok before a Marlins-Nationals game. (AP)    

GALLERY: Star Wars And Sports


Friday is Star Wars Day across the nation. In celebration, here’s a photo of Chewbacca throwing out the ceremonial first pitch to Wicket the Ewok before a Marlins-Nationals game. (AP)    
GALLERY: Star Wars And Sports

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder pops out against Cubs pitcher Rich Harden during a 2008 Chicago-Milwaukee game. Fielder is the top free agent on the market now and according to SI’s Tom Verducci, will choose between the Rangers and Nationals. (John Biever/SI)

VERDUCCI: Fielder sweepstakes down to two teams 
LEMIRE: Despite long wait, Rangers remain best fit
CORCORAN: Settlements, extensions made for a busy week

Brewers first baseman Prince Fielder pops out against Cubs pitcher Rich Harden during a 2008 Chicago-Milwaukee game. Fielder is the top free agent on the market now and according to SI’s Tom Verducci, will choose between the Rangers and Nationals. (John Biever/SI)
VERDUCCI: Fielder sweepstakes down to two teams LEMIRE: Despite long wait, Rangers remain best fitCORCORAN: Settlements, extensions made for a busy week