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Ian Desmond returning to DC? Will the team re-sign Stephen Drew? Catch up on the biggest Washington Nationals news from across the internet.
Could there be a reunion between Nats, Ian Desmond?
The Washington Nationals are looking for a right-handed power bat. Former National Ian Desmond claims there is no bad blood between himself and the team. Could the 2004 third round pick return to the franchise that drafted him?
Everyone’s talking Trea Turner
Rookie phenom Trea Turner broke onto the MLB scene in exciting fashion in 2016, hitting 13 homers and stealing 33 bases in only 73 games. After continuing to play impressive baseball against the Los Angeles Dodgers in the NLDS, what did members of both teams have to say about the young superstar?
Nats bring back entire coaching staff
After a 98-win campaign that netted the team their third NL East title in the last five years, the Nationals will be retaining their entire coaching staff for 2017. Manager Dusty Baker had a superb first season at the helm in DC, finishing the year eight games up on the New York Mets for first place in the division.
Lucas Giolito disappointed with performance this season
Nats top prospect Lucas Giolito made six appearances in the majors this season, posting a 6.75 ERA in 21.1 innings. His performance fell far below the 22-year-old’s expectations, but he is focused on making improvements moving forward.
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Nats could re-sign utility man Stephen Drew
In his first year as a primary bench player, Stephen Drew hit .266 with 20 extra-base hits. He played at three different infield positions and is a well-regarded clubhouse presence. Would the Nats be interested in bringing Drew back in 2017?
Nats’ Victor Robles “might be the toolsiest prospect in the Minor Leagues”
Outfielder Victor Robles brings a lot to the table, but his most impressive attribute is undoubtedly his speed. At 19, he has the highest speed score among prospects in MLB.com’s Top-100.
DoD Spotlight: Will the Nats regret not trading for Andrew Miller?
Andrew Miller has been one of the best relievers in all of baseball since being traded to the Indians at the trade deadline. Did the Nats miss out because of their reluctance to deal away top prospects?
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