Alright, so the Nats have essentially everything but a fifth starter. Can we skip ahead to Spring Training and just look at the transactions page to see if anything happened?
Here’s the news from Natstown.
Stephen Strasburg talks about his strong 2017 season and how he can improve for 2018
Stephen Strasburg had what was, by all accounts and measurements, a career year in 2017. Now, his goals? Stay healthy for the whole season, and win a World Series.
The Nats are doing the right thing: Nothing
The Nats have made HUGE BLOCKBUSTER DEALS to acquire Brandon Kintzler and Matt Adams thus far. If they want to go after Wade Davis or Jake Arrieta or J.T. Realmuto, fine. But the team seems to understand: Doing nothing is more than enough, at least for the time being. Glaring holes aren't exactly present.
Nats officially sign Brandon Kintzler
The three-headed bullpen monster, a.k.a. the law firm, a.k.a. Rhino, Angry Child (Mad Son), and Doooooo is officially locked in for 2018. Enny Romero, Koda Glover, and Sammy Solis are also locked in for next year -- and keep an eye out for Seth Romero.
Nationals agree to terms with RHP Brandon Kintzler
*Another* form story about Brandon Kintzler re-signing with the Nats? But this one's from MLB.com? Oh, you know it!
Nationals compete $10M, 2-year deal to keep Kintzler
You already know what happened, but the AP reported on it, and if you want the very bare bones story, then it's here.
Adam Lind is Dead. Love Live Matt Adams
The Nats are trying to recreate their 2017 ballclub, and so far, by re-acquiring Brandon Kintzler and essentially a younger Adam Lind, they've been pretty successful.
A new Adam Li--er, Matt Adams comes to town
Are Adam Lind and Matt Adams the same players? Well, probably not. But have you ever seen them in a room together?
Here are the top sixty Nats prospects
In no order.
Way too early 2018 MLB player power rankings: 20-11
Two best friends occupy spots seventeen and sixteen.