District Daily: Reassessing Washington Nationals’ Offseason Plan


Oct 7, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals shortstop

Ian Desmond

(20) rounds third and scores a run against the San Francisco Giants during the fifth inning of game four of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers! Start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in our District Daily:

Reassessing Washington Nationals’ Offseason Plan and Breaking Down What’s Next

(Danny Garrison, Bleacher Report)

The Washington Nationals have been decidedly quiet so far this offseason. But with more than two months down and just one trade in the books, it feels like the dominoes are about to begin tumbling down in D.C.

The Nats have a relatively short to-do list this winter—add some depth in the bullpen and the infield and decide the future of some soon-to-be free agents. But now that the winter meetings are over and some of the biggest free agents are off the market, it could be Washington’s turn to have a go at the hot stove.

“Different moves beget other moves,” general manager Mike Rizzo said at the winter meetings. “It’s a very fluid situation. When one move is made, there’s usually a reciprocal move that falls into place.” Read full article here.

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Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman ready to play first base

(Sports Illustrated)

Ryan Zimmerman said he is fully recovered from a hamstring injury and is ready to play first base for the Washington Nationals next season, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Zimmerman, 30, injured his right hamstring in July and returned in late September before playing the NL Division Series against the San Francisco Giants. Limited by injuries to 61 games, he batted .280 with five home runs and 38 RBIs last season. Read full article here.