March 12, 2012; Melbourne, FL, USA; Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman (11) is congratulated by Washington Nationals first baseman Michael Morse (38) after hitting a home run in the third inning of the spring training game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Space Coast Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Barr-US PRESSWIRE

DoD Content Recap: March 18-24


Another week in the books. Another week closer to Opening Day. Meaningful baseball does begin on Wednesday, as the Oakland A’s and Seattle Mariners are playing a two game series in Tokyo, Japan this week in the official start to baseball’s regular season. Washington’s first game is one week from Thursday in Chicago.

We found ourselves with a couple of recurring topics this week – from looks at center field solutions to the start of our season previews and even some Dontrelle Willis speculation (before he signed with Baltimore). The story of the week with the most immediate impact, however, might be the mounting injury concerns populating Viera. Chien-Ming Wang is going to miss Opening Day and there’s been a decent scare that Michael Morse may be absent as well. Plus there have been various moments of concern with Drew Storen, Adam LaRoche, Jayson Werth, and others. There’s a little over a week to get some of these guys into games and into the lineup in time to face the Cubs.

We had 14 total posts on the week for you. Here’s your recap:

Sunday, 3/18/12

Nationals Sign Xavier Nady (Michael)

Bryce Harper Assigned To Triple-A, Will Play Center Field (Andrew)

Nationals Cut Four More From Camp (Aaron)

Monday, 3/19/12

Season Preview: New York’s Pitching Staff (Aaron)

At Syracuse, Harper Will Learn Baseball And Humility (Stephen)

Tuesday, 3/20/12

Season Preview: New York’s Position Players (Aaron)

Should Washington Pursue Dontrelle Willis? (Michael)

Staying Away From Dontrelle Willis (Stephen)

Wednesday, 3/21/12

Spring Training Lessons So Far: Nats Need Depth (Marty)

Houston Trades Bourgeois, But Not To Washington (Aaron)

Breaking: Strasburg To Start Opener Against The Cubs (Marty)

Thursday, 3/22/12

Season Preview: Miami’s Pitching Staff (Aaron)

Friday, 3/23/12

Injury Update: Morse, Storen, Wang (Aaron)

DoD Content Recap: March 11-17 (Aaron)

Saturday, 3/24/12

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