clock menu more-arrow no yes mobile

Filed under:

Wire Taps: Nationals are prospect hoarding; Bryce Harper wants to close; Nats have three Top 20 prospects

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news after Washington won it's 60th game of the season last night in San Francisco...

Kenny Karst-USA TODAY Sports

The Nationals have reached sixty wins! Compare that to 2015, where they were at fifty-four by this time. The Nats are still a game behind of their 2012 counterparts - that team finished with 98 wins.

While we wait for the season to play out, enjoy today's links.

Nats are hoarding prospects... at the cost of a championship
Yet again, the Nats are making a mistake by holding on to their prized prospects instead of going all-out, argues Mike Vorkunov.

Bryce Harper would be happy to close himself
Imagine Bryce Harper, running out of the bullpen to close game seven of the World Series.

So, where does Blake Treinen fit in anyways?
Treinen got his first save against the Indians on Wednesday, and he's proven to the Nats that his ground-ball, sinker-throwing, heat-blazing approach is Major League caliber. But, will he remain with the Nationals?

Nationals have three of top seventeen prospects in midseason rankings
Led by Lucas Giolito (number four), Trea Turner (number eleven) and Victor Robles (number 17) are giving the Nats farm system a good reputation. Ahem, Brian Cashman. AHEM.

Tonight's Game: Nationals vs Giants - 10:15 PM (MASN2, WJFK)
Probable Pitchers: Max Scherzer (10-6, 2.92 ERA) vs Jeff Samardzija (9-6, 4.22 ERA)