So how long does the excitement of pitchers and catchers reporting usually last for you? Are you really looking forward to the breathless reports on the first live batting practice, and who is in TBSOHL this Spring? We are actually kind of excited about it all. It’s all part of the process of getting to Opening Day at least, when there are bound to be more links that we can collect in the daily link post than we have for you below today...
Projecting Nats' 25-man Opening Day roster
"So, barring injury, there might not be too many position battles at Nationals camp in West Palm Beach, Fla. Here's a projection of how the 25-man roster might look on Opening Day..."
Prepare accordingly, Nationals fans who park near Nats Park. https://t.co/oMZwEzLzkw— Pete Kerzel (@masnPete) February 9, 2018
Spring training storylines: Who's the fifth starter?
"The Nationals have been a contender for six full seasons now, and throughout that time, they have maintained that status by employing one of baseball’s most talented, deepest starting rotations."
Salt Line owner to serve Taylor Gourmet cheesesteaks following Eagles win
"The Salt Line is newer to the region. It opened in Capitol Riverfront in mid-2017, setting up shop in the Dock79 development next to Nationals Park."
.@Nationals farm director Mark Scialabba on RHP Jefry Rodriguez: “He took a step forward last year commanding his fastball while adding some late sinking life, and he was able to maintain his velocity more consistently.”— Lacy Lusk (@LacyLuskBA) February 9, 2018
How Should Cubs Approach Final 2 Years On Maddon deal
"Not all the moves are about the money. [Dusty] Baker was let go by the Washington Nationals, but [Dave] Martinez will make around only $750K less in 2018 than Baker made in 2017."
Ballpark at the Palm Beaches Construction Continues
"As its second spring training for the Houston Astros and Washington Nationals approaches, construction work is still taking place at The Ballpark of the Palm Beaches."
Ballpark work continues as Astros, Nats return to spring training
"More than a year after the teams’ $152 million shared facility opened, construction still isn’t finished."
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Pitcher Mike Foltynewicz, Atlanta Braves go to arbitration over $100,000 gap
"Pitcher Mike Foltynewicz went to salary arbitration with the Atlanta Braves over a difference of $100,000, the smallest gap in a hearing since 1994."
Jerry Blevins endorses Mickey Callaway’s bullpen approach
"Mets reliever Jerry Blevins lives in Ohio and mentioned Friday he has been hearing it from Indians fans about new manager Mickey Callaway."
Philadelphia Phillies looking to add starter
"As the offseason comes to an end and camps prepare to open in Florida and Arizona, the Phillies continue to search for an experienced arm to bolster the starting rotation."