The rumors surrounding Matt Wieters and the Nats never seemed to die. For a while, it seemed pointless — the Nats were never going to sign him, right?
Earlier this morning, Jon Heyman of Fanrag Sports broke the news that the Nats and Wieters were close to a deal.
The move also leaves a few questions to be answered. For instance, what will the Nats do with Derek Norris or Pedro Severino? Will they trade either to the White Sox for David Robertson, or make another move?
The Twittersphere, needless to say, had some interesting reactions, ranging from excited, to making fun of the Orioles, to a less optimistic view of the future.
can't believe Matt Wieters is gonna be the Nats closer— Mina (@maddc8) February 21, 2017
Potential Nats lineup— Jamal Collier (@JamalCollier) February 21, 2017
Career triples:— Jacob Rasch (@serious_jammage) February 21, 2017
Trea Turner: 8
Matt Wieters: 5