The best offensive season of Adam LaRoche's career may actually have helped the Nationals first baseman be recognized at long last for his fielding prowess.
The regular season has long since ended. The postseason is now over, as well. And the offseason is about to kick into high gear.
Ian Desmond and Adam LaRoche are finalists to win their first Gold Glove awards.
Their closer has blown three saves and put at least two men on base in eight of his last 13 appearances.