District Daily: With Janssen on board, Nationals’ roster has no holes


Sep 13, 2014; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; Toronto Blue Jays relief pitcher

Casey Janssen

delivers a pitch in the ninth inning of the Jays 6-3 win over Tampa Bay Rays at Rogers Centre. Mandatory Credit: Dan Hamilton-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:

With Janssen on board, Nationals’ roster has no holes

(Phil Rogers, MLB.com)

Any more questions? No, probably not.

A week after adding Max Scherzer to the front of their rotation, the Nationals have agreed to a deal that addresses the only issue they faced on the way to Florida, signing former Blue Jays closer Casey Janssen to add another solid late-innings option.

Take a look at the Nats’ roster now. It looks even better than the one that produced a National League-high 96 wins last year, mostly because Scherzer has made an already great rotation even better.

But the Nationals are hardly about only their rotation. They’re a complete team, one that now has no holes. They will miss Adam LaRoche, for sure, but there was no way to keep him with Ryan Zimmerman signed through 2019 and needing a move to first base. Read full article here.

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MLB, Washington Nationals argue MASN is stalling to avoid paying Nats

(Eric Fisher, Baltimore Business Journal)

Major League Baseball and the Washington Nationals in new court filings argue MASN is overreaching in its ongoing lawsuit to vacate a league ruling in favor of the Washington, D.C., club.

The latest documents, filed in advance of a scheduled March 2 trial in the New York Supreme Court, contend MASN is stalling to prevent an MLB panel’s award in favor of the Nationals from taking effect. Read full article here.

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