There’s a lot going on with the Washington Nationals this week. They just split a series with the Miami Marlins, and now a huge Trade Deadline awaits them.
Obviously, most of the attention on Tuesday will be the MLB Trade Deadline, but the Washington Nationals do have a game too. They kick off the series against the New York Mets three hours after the deadline.
On this episode, they talk about the following:
- The disappointing series against the Miami Marlins
- Where does that leave the team heading to the deadline?
- Which players could move at the deadline?
- Players to watch in the Mets series
- Preview and predict each pitching matchup
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The Mets appear to be clear sellers at this year’s trade deadline, with Asdrubal Cabrera and Jeurys Familia already dealt. Zack Wheeler has been on the block too, as have others so we could see both teams making deals before the game.
In terms of players who won’t be dealt, they have a dynamic outfield duo of Michael Conforto and Brandon Nimmo. Conforto is one of the team’s hottest hitters with a .367 over the last 15 days, tacking on three homers and nine RBI. On the other hand, Nimmo has been ice cold after a quick start. Over the last 30 days, he’s got a .203 average with just one long ball, but could be set to turn his fortunes around in this series.
The main talk around the Nationals is surrounding Bryce Harper. It was reported by Mark Feinsand late on Monday night that the team would listen to offers for the superstar. Unless they are blown away, it’s unlikely to happen, but it can’t be completely ruled out anymore.
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Both the Washington Nationals and the New York Mets could have franchise-defining trade deadlines before they square off in the evening. But if the Nats want to squeeze back into the race, they need to sweep this series.