Plenty of former Nationals litter the free-agent market, but Washington should target these three in particular.
Last week, James Simmons went over which three former Nationals the team should avoid re-signing and he made some compelling points defending each player.
For the most part, when players I have watched over the years in D.C. reach free agency, I get anxious and my mind starts to race with questions. Will we bring them back? If they leave, will it be on good terms? Why did they leave us for more money? It’s never easy watching one of your favorite players leave. Jordan Zimmermann and Ian Desmond after the 2015 season are prime examples. Both helped change the culture in Washington and turned the team into a constant winner. But both of them turned down Washington’s offers hoping to recieve more money on the open market. Regardless of the circumstances, it was sad to have them leave. But every now and then, a former face eventually makes their way back through these doors. Kurt Suzuki and Asdrubal Cabera come to mind.
This time around, I will be covering which former Nationals the team should bring back. For this exercise, I decided against players who were on the team last season and have become free agents.