Spring Training (at least the Florida part of it) is in its final week. While I contain my excitement, please enjoy today's Nats news.
Michael A. Taylor is putting himself into the mix for starting outfielder
The young outfielder's strong spring could give him a starting job. Not to mention how much Dusty Baker loves him.
Wilson Ramos' LASIK surgery actually worked (at least, it looks like it)
Ramos has hit .333 this spring, his first at-bats since receiving the surgery.
Dusty Baker's rotation order comes with a slight surprise
Although Baker didn't reveal the Opening Day starter (who could it be?), he noted that Gio Gonzalez and Stephen Strasburg would go two-three in the rotation, respectively. The decision was based off of Gonzalez's tendency to exit early in games, which puts stress on the bullpen. Strasburg, Baker hopes, will be able to go late into games and give the pen some rest.
What's Matt den Dekker going to be up to this season?
Answer: whatever Dusty Baker wants from him. If the outfielder can recapture his late season form, then Dusty Baker won't need to ask much from him.
New local flavors at Nationals Park
New stands at the ballpark will include dumplings and "Haute Dogs". Yes, please.
The Presidents are going to be racing around Washington, D.C.
The Presidents will be getting ready for the season by racing around in the general DMV area. Look out. Or, just read the schedule.
Today's Game: Yankees vs Nationals (MASN, MLB Network)
Probable Pitchers: Masahiro Tanaka vs Stephen Strasburg