Washington Nationals: News You May Have Missed

mweyrich
Aug 1, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Ben Revere against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports
Aug 1, 2016; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Washington Nationals outfielder Ben Revere against the Arizona Diamondbacks at Chase Field. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports /
facebooktwitterreddit

Does Ben Revere deserve another chance as a starter? Should the Washington Nationals pay top dollar for a free agent closer? Catch up on the biggest Nats news from across the internet.

Washington Nationals are legitimate threats to sign Yoenis Cespedes

FanRag Sports’ Jon Heyman sees the Washington Nationals and Giants as “bigger threats” to sign free agent outfielder Yoenis Cespedes than the Dodgers. Los Angeles is attempting to shed payroll this offseason, essentially taking them out of the picture. Are the Nats now the favorites to sign him?

Does Ben Revere deserve another chance?

Last season did not go as planned for Nats’ center fielder Ben Revere. After spending more than a month on the Disabled List early in the year, Revere struggled to find his swing and had a disappointing season at the plate. The Nats are exploring other options this winter, but should they stick with the seven-year veteran?

Sammy Solis broke out in a big way in 2016

Despite failing to make the major league roster out of Spring Training, Sammy Solis cemented himself as a crucial member of Dusty Baker’s bullpen. He was a consistent late-inning option that will undoubtedly be a key arm moving forward.

The argument against breaking the bank for a closer

Aroldis Chapman, Kenley Jansen and Mark Melancon are likely going to be commanding record-breaking deals this offseason. Should the Nationals stay away? The Nats Blog’s Joseph Seib thinks so, warning that relievers are by no means a reliable investment.

More from District on Deck

Will Stephen Drew return to DC?

After playing all around the infield as a key bench player for the Nats last season, Stephen Drew is drawing interest from other teams who are reportedly interested in signing the 33-year old as an everyday player. With little room for him to hold a similar roll with Washington, could he still return to the nation’s capital?

Max Scherzer’s strong first two seasons with the Nationals

Max Scherzer has been worth every penny of the $210 million deal he signed with the Nats through the first two years of his contract. Between two no-hitters, a 20-strikeout game and a 2016 Cy Young Award, the contract has worked out well for both parties thus far.

Next: Nats Free Agent Target: Jose Bautista

DoD Spotlight: Grading Trea Turner’s 2016 Season

Trea Turner had an impressive rookie season, igniting the Nats’ offense with his blazing speed in the second half. What kind of grade did he get for his outstanding year?

facebooktwitterreddit