So, Ryan Zimmerman will be back in D.C. or golfing locally in 2020. Anthony Rendon might be one of the first big names to sign. Stephen Strasburg met with the LA Dodgers and will meet with the New York Yankees this week. The Hot Stove is heating up. Get caught up on the latest news. Go read your links...
Koda Glover Retires:
Koda Glover retires, Nationals re-sign Hunter Strickland - (WaPost)
"Those injuries defined Glover’s career. The glimpses of what he was ultimately left the Nationals and their fans wondering what could have been."
December 2, 2019
Unable to overcome injuries, Koda Glover retires at 26 - (MASN)
“'I have loved this game from the moment I took my first steps and I will continue to love it for the rest of my life,' Glover wrote."
Nationals reliever Glover announces retirement - (MLB.com)
"Nationals reliever Koda Glover announced his retirement on Twitter on Monday afternoon, ending a nearly three-year battle with injuries that resulted in him missing the entire 2019 season."
Some high-ranking executives believe that the first big-dollar free agent who comes off the board will be Anthony Rendon, who has already met with teams. Rangers, Dodgers, Nationals, maybe others in play.— Buster Olney (@Buster_ESPN) December 3, 2019
Ryan Zimmerman Talks at World Series Movie Premiere:
Ryan Zimmerman: 'It's a quick off season but well worth it' - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Nationals' first baseman Ryan Zimmerman reflected on the World Series win, talk about the off season so far and joked about his possible retirement plans."
Ryan Zimmerman will be back with Nationals -- or retired - (Washington Times)
"Washington Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman figures he’ll either find himself back with the World Series champions next season - or out of baseball."
At World Series DVD premiere, Zimmerman confirms he wants to be back - (MASN)
"President of baseball operations and general manager Mike Rizzo, Nationals principal owner Mark Lerner and first baseman Ryan Zimmerman took part in the festivities."
Ryan Zimmerman is still bad at negotiating, which is good for the Nationals - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Meet Ryan Zimmerman, world’s worst negotiator."
Cole and Strasburg sweepstakes intensifying as pitchers meet with Yankees, other teams: https://t.co/yYgwggoOIO— Ken Rosenthal (@Ken_Rosenthal) December 3, 2019
Nats’ Roster News:
Javy Guerra non-tendered, Nationals will bring back others - (MASN)
"The Guerra move was the most notable of the evening, though not a huge surprise."
Sources: Rangers meet with free agent 3B Anthony Rendon, Scott Boras - (Dallas Morning News)
"According to three major league sources, Daniels headed a contingent of Rangers officials who met face-to-face with free agent third baseman Anthony Rendon and his representative Scott Boras in Houston Sunday."
Here is some non non-tender news. The Rangers made their pursuit of Anthony Rendon official with a face-to-face meeting this weekend, sources said: https://t.co/EjIZLsP021— Evan Grant (@Evan_P_Grant) December 3, 2019
"The competition for Gerrit Cole and Stephen Strasburg intensifies as they meet with Yankees, other teams – (The Athletic)
"The Gerrit Cole sweepstakes are starting to accelerate. The Stephen Strasburg sweepstakes, too."
Story of the decade? Try the ‘19 Nats - (MLB.com)
”The Nats began to believe if they could come back from being 12 under .500 to get a Wild Card berth, they could do anything. And then anything is exactly what they did.”
LOCAL NEWS/RED CARPET REPORTS:
Relive the 2019 World Series excitement with the premiere of a new documentary - (wusa9.com)
"The team that ended May with one of the worst records in baseball and a .1% chance of winning the World Series, went on to have the most improbable postseason run."
'Heck of a ride': World Series doc premieres - (MLB.com)
"More than an hour and a half before the premiere of the 2019 World Series documentary, Nationals fans were already lined along the sidewalk of The Anthem theater Monday night in D.C."
Our favorite part of the World Series documentary at The Anthem last night?— Washington Nationals (@Nationals) December 3, 2019
Spoiler: We won. #FIGHTFINISHED pic.twitter.com/xzORQyjOnB
Baltimore Orioles’ Arbitration Against Washington Nationals - (National Law Review)
"It also emphasized that the arbitration clause here broadly encompassed 'any dispute' and expressly stated that if MLB has a potential interest in a dispute, AAA rules shall apply, notwithstanding any powers MLB may ordinarily grant the commissioner in the dispute resolution process."