We managed to get an excellent FanPost last week, detailing a trip down to the Washington Nationals Double-A affiliate, the Harrisburg Senators. Life with the big league team has been pretty eventful to start the season as well.
We’re going to continue to post a FanPost Prompt every Monday, giving you a potential topic for a FanPost: a much more detailed way to express your views than just in the comments section.
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.
Let’s look at our second FanPost topic...
Replacing the production of Trea Turner while he’s out?
Well, we couldn’t have two prompts in a row about the Nationals’ bullpen. So this week, we ask you, how should the Nats cope without Trea Turner in the lineup?
So far, manager Dave Martinez has used Brian Dozier in Turner’s usual two-spot in the lineup. However, in that time, the second baseman has gone just 1-for-12 in that spot.
With that in mind, what should the lineup look like with Turner out for the foreseeable future?
Should they stick with Dozier and hope that he can revert to this pre-2018 form?
Should Howie Kendrick play more often, spelling Dozier while the former Twin finds his groove at the plate?
Should the Nationals reward Victor Robles for his hot start and put him second in the order, hoping that he can be similar to Turner?
Could Anthony Rendon and Juan Soto be moved up a spot in the lineup to really stack the top with the team’s best hitters?
Where should Turner’s positional replacement, Wilmer Difo, be placed in the lineup?
Do you think Carter Kieboom, who has made all of his Triple-A starts so far at shortstop, should be called up with Turner on the shelf?
Once again, we’ve closed the comments on this story so that you can write a FanPost in response. We look forward to hearing your thoughts on this conundrum...