Washington Nationals: DoD Staff Discussing The Start To The 2022 Season
By Max Rayman
What is one move the Nationals should make?
Ryan: Only one move? Get rid of Alcides Escobar and Dee Strange Gordon for starters. That’s two but Escobar is obvious. This team isn’t going anywhere and you need to get Luis García up and see what he can provide. He isn’t going to hit like he is in minors (they use juiced balls) but you need to see what you have in a potential SS or 2B who is only 22.
Max: It’s hard to pick only one move with how bad their situation is, but Washington needs to protect the trade value of veterans Yadiel Hernández, César Hernández, Maikel Franco, and Josh Bell. The quartet has been putting up solid offensive numbers and could all help bolster the Nats farm system. Those four could all help a contender be it in a starting spot or coming off the bench. Making sure they don’t lose steam is a priority.
Nick: Extend Josh Bell. I mentioned the need for a bonafide star, and Josh Bell is a quiet star. He’s performing like a top 3 first baseman and is still in his prime. He won’t bankrupt the team and he won’t be blocking anyone in the minors. To me, it’s a no-brainer.