clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Wire Taps: Was it the camels?; Nationals react to Capitals’ Stanley Cup championship; Juan Soto will stay up; Seth Romero at Class-A

New, 9 comments

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the start of the three-game set with the Giants in D.C.

MLB: Tampa Bay Rays at Washington Nationals Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

It was definitely the camels.

Here’s... oh, why not. Here’s what’s going on at Gallery Place:

Nats checked in on Realmuto, Soto will stay (Fanrag)
When the Nats asked Miami about J.T., they responded with the names Juan Soto and Victor Robles. Those conversations ended rather quickly. Adam Eaton and Daniel Murphy have a while to go before returning, while Robles could be back in a month. Also, Soto is staying up.

Juan Soto was supposed to be two years away, but he’s shown he belongs right now (WaPo)
Two days ago, Juan Soto won the Sally League player of the month award. He unwrapped it in his major league locker, and then went two-for-four. It's not a question of sending him down any more: It's a question of how the Nats can find time for him.

Nationals react to Capitals winning first Stanley Cup (Cut4)
Bryce Harper congratulated the Caps, thanked the Knights, and then asked to rock the red tomorrow. Sean Doolittle declared himself a lifelong Caps fan, and everyone else was just generally pumped.

After being sent home from Spring Training, Seth Romero reports to Class A Hagerstown (WaPo)
Romero has the talent to rise quickly. The question, as it has been for a while, regards if his maturity can rise with his position.

MLB Prospect Profile: Luis Garcia, SS-3B, Washington Nationals (Fake Teams)
It was a tough beginning for the Nats' $1.3 million dollar man, but he got hot in May to the tune of a .371 average. Garcia, by the way, just turned eighteen last month — he's very fast, has good control at the plate, and has good coordination.

Matt Adams could be ASG sleeper (MLB.com)
The voting is a popularity contest, and Adams isn't all that popular — but has he ever been valuable.