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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?
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?
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.
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.
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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 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.
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?