How desperate are the Washington Nationals this offseason? Would the team have to part ways with Trea Turner in order to land Chris Sale? Catch up on the biggest Nats news from across the internet.
Happy Winter Meetings everyone! The best part of the offseason is upon us and the Washington Nationals have more rumors surrounding them then a middle school breakup. Before all the action gets underway, here’s a couple storylines you should check out.
Despite being endorsed by Nats GM Mike Rizzo, the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Game Era Committee did not send former manager Davey Johnson to Cooperstown. He would’ve joined former Braves GM John Schuerholz and retired commissioner Bud Selig, but failed to earn the 12 votes required.
Coming off a season in which they won the National League East for the third time in five seasons, the Nationals are still fighting to get over the hump of winning a playoff series. The NY Post’s Joel Sherman believes the team’s window of contention is closing, how desperate will they be this offseason?
Chris Sale has been the most coveted trade candidate on the market this winter, and the Nats are right in the thick of discussions. With the White Sox listening only for the most expensive packages, the team may have to part ways with rookie phenom Trea Turner in order to get him.
Don’t look now Nats fans, but your worst nightmare has become a photoshopped reality. The New York Daily News published a back cover featuring Bryce Harper and Manny Machado wearing Yankees uniforms standing alongside young slugger Gary Sanchez. This is the stuff nightmares are made of, folks.
Speaking of that Chris Sale guy, what would happen if the Nats were able to acquire him? The Cubs are everyone’s favorites to take home the World Series title once again in 2017, but Sale might be the tipping point that gives Washington the edge.
After acquiring Derek Norris from the Padres, the Nats have given themselves plenty of options at the catcher position for next season. Which of the team’s backstops will be given the nod once the regular season begins?