Nationals: 3 reasons to be happy after Opening Day

A general view of a Washington Nationals baseball hat on top of a Rawlings baseball glove during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images)
A general view of a Washington Nationals baseball hat on top of a Rawlings baseball glove during the game against the Philadelphia Phillies at Nationals Park on September 25, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Will Newton/Getty Images) /
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Asdrubal Cabrera had a solid debut with the Diamondbacks.
Asdrubal Cabrera #14 of the Arizona Diamondbacks watches as a team trainer checks out catcher Austin Allen #30 of the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of the MLB spring training baseball game at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick on March 16, 2021 in Scottsdale, Arizona. (Photo by Ralph Freso/Getty Images) /

Former Nationals experience success.

I just wrote a piece about cheering for individual players or cheering for the name on the front of the uniform they play for. While we couldn’t watch the Nationals play, we could watch some former Nationals debut with their new teams.

Michael A. Taylor seems like he is going to be a great fit for the Kansas City Royals. While this is just one day, the Royals have a good group of players and Taylor compliments them well. His three hits were the most he’s had in a game since the 2019 season and his defense was as advertised.

Asdrubal Cabrera plays ball regardless of where he goes. He homered and drove in three runs in his first game with the Arizona Diamondbacks. ACab is a professional hitter who can still play multiple positions on the infield. Good to see him continue his hitting ways.

For the second straight year Adam Eaton hit an Opening Day home run. While last years came as a member of the Nationals, this year he went yard while wearing a Chicago White Sox uniform. Eaton spent three years with the ChiSox earlier in his career and was a decent addition to their outfield in the offseason.

Brock Holt reached base four times in his debut with the Texas Rangers. Getting the start at third base, Holt will likely move around the field as a super utility man, especially if he continues to reach base at an impressive clip.

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