District Daily: What are the Nationals’ internal options at second?


Sep 26, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; iWashington Nationals left fielder Kevin Frandsen (19) throws to first base during the fifth inning against the Miami Marlins in game two of a baseball doubleheader at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers, start off your day with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily:

Inbox: What are the Nationals’ internal options at second?

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

Email your questions to Nationals beat reporter Bill Ladson for future Inbox consideration.

Assuming the Nationals don’t make any acquisitions via trade or free agency, what is their in-house solution for second base?
— Chris D., Washington, D.C.

As of now, the Nationals are short on in-house options at second base. For a brief moment, I thought they might give Wilmer Difo a shot at second, but I don’t see the Nationals rushing him to the big leagues.

At NatsFest, Kevin Frandsen announced that he would like to be the everyday second baseman, but manager Matt Williams doesn’t seem to be considering him for that spot. Read full article here.

More from District on Deck

Nationals’ center fielder Denard Span gives back to Tampa Bay families

(Patrick Reddington, Federal Baseball)

Denard Span lived up to expectations on the field this past season, putting up a .302/.355/.416 line in 147 games and 668 plate appearances with career highs in doubles (39) and stole bases (31) in a +3.8 fWAR campaign.

Washington’s leadoff man was one of the Nationals who struggled in the NLDS, however, going just 2 for 19 in the four-game loss to the eventual World Series champion San Francisco Giants.

“It starts with me at the top and I didn’t do my job,” Span said after Game 4 of the Division series in AT&T Park. Read full article here.