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Nationals News: Will Mike Morse Start Today? Edition

WASHINGTON - APRIL 05:  A vender sells beer before the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Nationals Park on April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC.  (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON - APRIL 05: A vender sells beer before the game between the Philadelphia Phillies and the Washington Nationals on Opening Day at Nationals Park on April 5, 2010 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images)
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As MLB.com's Bill Ladson reported last night, the Nats will decide this afternoon whether Mike Morse will get the starting right field job, replacing the Willy/Willie platoon. If Mike Morse can improve his defense, there is no reason for him to not be the starting right fielder.

Nationals News

  MASN's TV ratings on opening day were a healthy 1.6, more than triple the 0.5 the Nats scored last year.

  Ian Desmond's start on Opening Day was a bright spot, representing another home-grown prospect making the majors.

  Should the service time clock be changed? FanGraphs compares Jason Heyward and Stephen Strasburg.

  De civitate sabermetricarum gave the Nats' offseason a final grade of B-.

  Investigative reporter Mark Zuckerman has discovered that a good number of the Phillies fans at the park came together in a large group, bused down from Philadelphia.

  Just what the Nats need... another fail, this time in web form.

Non-Nationals News

  The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim have officially set a Guinness World Record for "largest gathering of people wearing fleece blankets of one color in one place."

  Web Gems turned 10 years old yesterday.

  The baseball players union may file a grievance against owners, charging them with colluding against free agents last offseason.