This morning in the Daily Washingtonian, we focus on Washington Nationals prospects. From Andrew Stevenson to Victor Robles, it is all here.
Good morning, Washington Nationals fans!
Today is March 20, 2018. Only nine days left until the stat of the regular season. Tired of waiting yet? We are.
No TV or livetweet for Tuesday’s home game against Miami. We will be with you the next three games, however, as Washington closes down the Florida part of exhibition season. ESPN2 and MASN has Wednesday’s contest against Houston.
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We should see Max Scherzer one more time before we start for real. As is the case with other starters, he is working on pitches and grips and not only getting his work in. No worries on his Monday outing. He forgot it by the time he reached his car.
Later this week, we will look at the coaching staff as they prepare for the season. One thing that has impressed insiders is how they experiment during games. From aggression on the bases to pitchers working on adding to their arsenal, this is the time to do it. The results are meaningless.
However, the links are not. Give them a read. On tap for this Tuesday:
2018 could potentially be Bryce Harper‘s final season in Washington, but it could also be his best year yet. He has never been one to shy away from the spotlight, so he may produce another historic season. Joe Posnanski discusses what Harper’s 2018 campaign may look like.
In the Nats’ crowded outfield, several outfielders are left without a role for the foreseeable future. Among these is Andrew Stevenson. Despite his strong spring, there does not appear to be a role available for him in 2018. Tim Boyle ponders the Nats’ options regarding the 23-year-old.
After a strong start to the spring, Victor Robles‘ bat has cooled off considerably. Now, with Michael Taylor returning to action, it appears likely that Robles will begin the year in the minors. Joel Reuter discusses what Robles can offer when he gets the call to the bigs.
2018 is undoubtedly an important year for the franchise. Some may even say that it is the most important year in franchise history. However, despite Harper’s impending free agency, Mike Rizzo believes that the Nats can be a force for years to come. Patrick Reddington gives us some insight into Rizzo’s outlook for the organization.
That is all for a Tuesday!