Nationals centerfield has become Cleveland Browns quarterback jersey
You remember seeing the Tim Couch, Cleveland Browns jersey, hanging in the department store, right? With Couch crossed off, and all the names of quarterbacks who had started a game at the position since, crossed off as well. Seems like the Washington Nationals are looking for their Baker Mayfield at the centerfield position.
With news Victor Robles has been sent to the minors, the Nationals centerfield position is up for grabs again. While Lane Thomas appears to get the most play there, Andrew Stevenson will be in line for a few starts as well.
We could be looking at a new starting centerfielder come Opening Day, 2022. The Nationals are still searching for some stability at the position since moving from Montreal.
The Nationals look to be adding another name to the centerfield jersey, with news Victor Robles has been demoted.
Where to start? Let’s go back to the beginning of the 2005 season when the Nationals grew out of the Montreal Expos.
Brad Wilkerson, Brandon Watson, Nook Logan, Lastings Milledge, Nyjer Morgan, Rick Ankiel, Roger Bernadina, Denard Span, Michael A. Taylor, Ben Revere, Adam Eaton, and Victor Robles. Twelve different Opening Day starters in centerfield, in the seventeen years the team has been playing in Washington. Robles has held down the post three times, the most of any player to be there on day one of the season, in the team’s history.
Get out your athletic tape and black sharpie. We could be writing a new name on that jersey come Opening day 2022. Is the name going to be Andrew Stevenson, who happened to be the left fielder on Opening Day the past two seasons. Is the name going to be Lane Thomas? Is the name going to be someone not currently on the roster?
With the Robles demotion, and the lack of confidence the Nationals have in the former top prospect, the chances of Big Stick Vic being the guy are decreasing by the day.
The good news about becoming the new Browns quarterback jersey, is the Cleveland football team graduated from the rebuilding phase to a playoff team. Hopefully, the Nationals can find there way back to the promised land. They need to find their next centerfielder, first.