The first weekend of the offseason is always a bit of a dead zone as far as new news about the non-playoff teams around the majors, at least those that aren’t already searching for a front office addition or a new manager.
In the case of the nation’s capital’s Nationals, there really isn’t much going on out there, but we collected the news/random Nats-related stories we could find.
So far this offseason we’ve seen Washington let some members of the front office go, and on Friday night, there were rumors of interest in one of the Special Assistants to GM Mike Rizzo...
That’s about as big as it gets for actual news, but you can read what you like of what follows while we wait for something bigger to happen...
Eddie Grant, former major league baseball player, was killed in action 100 years ago - (WaPost)
"Grant was killed 100 years ago Friday, at age 35, while leading the H Company of the 307th Infantry against German forces."
MLB: A's face free agency challenge to get back to playoffs - (Mercury News)
"Super-pitching prospect Jesus Luzardo could join the staff mid-season, along with A.J. Puk and Jharel Cotton, both recovering from Tommy John surgery."
All of Juan Soto's rookie season milestones and accomplishments - (NBC Sports Washington)
"To commemorate his incredible year, which could likely end with him being named NL Rookie of the Year, we've compiled a list of everything Soto accomplished during his first year in the majors."
The maddening, wonderful game of baseball - (WaPost Letters to the Editor)
"I have lived in and around Washington since the 1960s and somehow survived the sad erasure of all things Senators. And I must say I am forever a Nationals fan, no matter what happens."
Jacob deGrom will and should win National League Cy Young over Max Scherzer - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Jacob deGrom finished with a microscopic 1.70 ERA. Since 1996, only Zach Greinke in 2015 (1.66) had a lower ERA than deGrom. There might be some hope for Schezer."