In today's links: Some more writing about the Nationals' latest trade with the Rays and Enny Romero and Jeffrey Rosa.
A look at one of Washington's top pitching prospects and his prospects in 2017.
Trea Turner named one to watch. More window talk. More projection talk.
It's time for the links...
What's up in Washington?:
Rays trade Enny Romero to Nationals for prospect Jeffrey Rosa - Minor League Ball
Minor League Ball's John Sickels on the prospect (Rosa) that Washington sent to Tampa Bay (for Romero).
Jackpot Ennyone – Washington Obtains Enny Romero From Tampa Bay
And here's a look at what the Nationals got in Enny Romero.
Austin Voth may surprise for Nationals in 2017
"Voth, the club's No. 6 prospect, according to MLBPipeline.com, will be trying to make it to the Majors for the first time."
Can Nationals' Bryce Harper rebound in 2017?
"It's important for the Nats to capitalize on Harper's talent now considering he can become a free agent after the 2018 season."
Boras says Harper "has the greatest young power I've ever seen". Mentions Harper had bit of an uncomfortable issue he played thru #Nationals— MLB Network Radio (@MLBNetworkRadio) February 8, 2017
MLB's 100 Names You Need to Know for 2017
"No. 1 is Trea Turner, whose combination of power, speed and versatility provided a significant boost for the Washington Nationals as they rolled to the National League East title."
The state of the best teams in baseball
"It still feels like Washington isn't quite maximizing the window it has to win right now."
Stokke: 5 Things I Want To Happen Before Spring Training
"The Nationals acquired Derek Norris, so they can say they’re fine at catcher and don’t need [Matt] Wieters unless he comes on their terms."
Projection models split on Nationals and Mets in NL East
"FanGraphs.com and Baseball Prospectus have both published their 2017 projections. They do not, however, agree on the identity of the top dog in the National League East division."
Nationals Spring Training Story:
Just like that, Spring Training is almost here
"At three in the afternoon, a single groundskeeper is working a spot in the outfield grass behind second base with a shovel."
The Nats’ New Training Facility Lets You Get Way Closer to the Playershttps://t.co/3xqWW4QO0o pic.twitter.com/hsj0GJH8D4— Washingtonian (@washingtonian) February 9, 2017
Show Murph some respect:
2017 MLB Player Rankings for 2B: Believe it or not, Daniel Murphy not in top three
"He only struck out 57 times in 582 plate appearances and was a major reason the Nationals withstood a down Bryce Harper year to win the NL East."