Another fall morning, another D.C. sports team eliminated from the playoffs. Same old, same old.
Here’s the scoop from Southeast:
Will Victor Robles bring more power to the Nationals’ lineup in 2019? (WaPo)
Robles isn't typically storied for his power; his speed and contact skills outshine the homers most of the time. But he has major pop, and was able to put on something of a show in the big leagues even while still recovering from an elbow injury — can it translate to a full season?
Bryce Harper could get qualifying offer today (MLB.com)
The Nats have until 5 PM to do it.
Bold predictions for 2018-19 free agent class (MLB.com)
Harper to the Cardinals. Yeah, Harper to the Cardinals.
Will Harper get biggest deal of all time? (MLB.com)
Will it crack the $275 million mark? And do the Cubs want in? And what does Brett Gardner re-signing with the Yankees have to do with all of this?
Arizona Fall League roundup for November 1 (MLB.com)
"Nationals No. 7 prospect Daniel Johnson went 3-for-4 with a walk and four runs scored. He also stole a pair of bases. Carter Kieboom (No. 2) went 0-for-4 with two walks."
Imagining what the headlines might be in Spring Training 2019 (NBC Sports Washington)
The Nationals could have a really good bullpen, while Clayton Kershaw will soak up the sun with Houston (and the Phillies will have Harper and Machado, apparently).
Washington Signs Trevor Rosenthal (NatsGM)
Rosenthal had spent his entire six-year career with St. Louis before arriving in Washington, where he's guaranteed $7 million and can earn up to $28 million.
Nationals Outright Jhonatan Solano (MLBTR)
Solano elected free-agency instead of taking a minor league deal.