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FanPost Prompt: Improving the Washington Nationals’ bullpen...

In our first FanPost Prompt of the 2019 season, we want to hear your thoughts on how to improve the Washington Nationals’ bullpen...

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We’re making yet another attempt to revive the FBB FanPost section this season, allowing you to show us your hot takes, opinions and analysis about the Washington Nationals in more depth than the comments section.

So starting today, we’re going to post a FanPost Prompt every Monday, giving you a potential topic to get the creative juices flowing for a FanPost.

You can find the FanPost section right at the top in the header, and down on the right-hand side of the homepage.

Then, on Friday we’ll have a FanPost Friday, meaning the stories that get the most recs and comments during the week will be shared in the Top 5 stories on the homepage.

We’ll also look to share the selected FanPosts on our Twitter feed (almost 9000 followers) and on our Facebook page (18,000+ followers) to promote your work even more.

It’s a fantastic opportunity to get your writing in front of a large audience, sharing your thoughts with a large portion on the Nats community.

So without further ado, let’s look at this week’s topic...

What should the Nationals do to improve the bullpen?

The bullpen has been the team’s Achilles heel time and time again in recent years. And in the first series of the new season, it has started sluggishly once again, causing some angst about the relief corps among fans.

Even if it is just an early hiccup, there’s no doubting this is the weakness of the team. So if you were in charge of all baseball operations at Nationals Park, what would you do to improve the bullpen?

Make your case to sign Craig Kimbrel, or any other reliever?

Or if that’s too easy, what’s your plan that would allow the team to sign him and stay under/close to the luxury tax threshold, seeing as ownership wants to stay under?

What relievers would you like to monitor on the trade market to go after at the deadline?

Why do you think the Nationals’ bullpen is a constant weakness? What do they need to do to remedy this in future?

Are there any pitchers in the minor leagues that you would like to see given a chance if the team’s current relievers struggle?

Do you have a usage strategy that you think Dave Martinez should employ?

Should the Nationals use Sean Doolittle in an Andrew Miller or Josh Hader role and let someone else close more frequently?

We’ve closed the comments on this story to encourage you all to write a FanPost on this. So have at it, and we look forward to hearing your thoughts!