The Washington Nationals recently lost 12 players in free agency, creating some holes. Here are five free agents they should consider signing.
With free agency officially underway, the Washington Nationals recently lost 12 players. Among those 12 are Matt Albers, Stephen Drew, Howie Kendrick, Brandon Kintzler, Adam Lind, Jose Lobaton, Oliver Perez, and Jayson Werth.
While some of these holes can be addressed with in-house candidates, the Nats will need to acquire players to fill some of the other holes. As of right now, the Nats’ main needs appear to be another starting pitcher, a late-inning reliever, and a catcher.
Mike Rizzo is among the best general managers in the league, so he will likely pull the right strings and acquire the best possible players to fit the Nats’ needs. Those moves could include re-signing some of the Nats’ free agents, signing new free agents, making trades, or a combination of the three.
The Nats’ 12 departing free agents were most in the league, so there could potentially be a lot of turnover from 2017 to 2018. Whatever happens this off-season, there will definitely be at least a few fresh faces around the team come Opening Day.
Without further ado, let’s take a look at five free agents the Nats should consider signing.