Happy Thursday! At this point, we're nearing the first round of cuts in Spring Training... who will be the first to go? Which prospect will stick around longer than we predicted? We'll find out soon...
Here's what's new in West Palm.
Despite getting roughed up, Stephen Strasburg not too worried about second outing
Strasburg allowed six runs over two innings against the Cardinals yesterday, but was perfectly happy with the outcome..
Why hasn’t Matt Wieters played in a game for the Nationals yet?
"So why hasn’t Wieters debuted after 11 days (and counting) with Washington?"
Trade Retrospective: The A’s trade Gio González to the Nationals for A.J. Cole and prospects
"The A’s got a great deal for [Gio] González, but the results show how hard it can be to project pitcher performance."
Nats' interest in 'older' Dominican prospects paying off
Many franchises believe that Dominican prospects older than 18 aren't worth a second look. Rafael Bautista, Wilmer Difo, and Pedro Severino, all of whom signed after or close to their eighteenth birthday, would beg to differ.
Caps, Nats, Wizards all are making win-now moves
Shattenkirk? Check. Bogdanovic and Jennings? Check. Eaton, Wieters, and Blanton? Check. Conference finals/league championship appearance?
Nats' early camp roster: J.D. Martin and John Simms
"Here are some early camp notes on a pair of now veteran right-handers in J.D. Martin and John Simms."
The Anthony Rendon preview post
Rendon didn't underperform at all last season -- in fact, he came very close to his 2014 season performance, where he was an MVP candidate. Can he take the next step in 2017?
Dan Kolko starting podcast out of Friendship Heights restaurant
We won't listen unless Jayson Werth co-hosts.