We still haven’t had any luck picking up some extra FanPosts so far this season, but there’s still plenty to discuss around the Washington Nationals, so we’re going to keep trying.
In an effort to revive out FanPost section we hope to post a FanPost Prompt every Monday, giving you a potential topic for a FanPost to express your thoughts with more detail than the comments section provides.
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.
This week, we take a look at arguably the biggest pending free agent in baseball this season and ask the following...
How much should the Nats pay to extend Anthony Rendon?
After Bryce Harper signed with the Philadelphia Phillies, a lot of attention turned to the next Nationals cornerstone, Anthony Rendon. The third baseman is headed for free agency at the end of the season and the Nats can little afford to lose two stars in two straight offseasons.
While negotiations still seem pretty far apart, both sides are still keen to get something done, as evidenced by multiple reports of a meeting between Rendon, Mike Rizzo and Mark Lerner last week.
So, put yourself in the Nationals’ shoes, how much would you be willing to offer Rendon?
Would you be willing to go up to a deal similar to the eight-year, $260 million one that Nolan Arenado got from the Colorado Rockies?
Would you be worried about the number of years involved? Would you only want to offer a maximum of six or seven years?
Would you give Rendon a higher annual average value than the $25.4 million AAV Harper got from the Phillies?
Would you be comfortable letting Rendon go if he was demanding above a certain price? What would be your potential succession plan if that was the case?
As we always do with these prompts, we’re disabling the comments to help encourage a FanPost rather than just discussion in the comments. Hopefully, we’l get some soon.