Today’s links are light on, uh, links, since there isn’t much new to report since Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo spoke to reporters on Friday. We scoured the internet looking for all Nats-related links so we could include them here, and this is what we found. Go read your links... and as always, wash your hands:
Like all MLB players, the Nationals’ Ryan Zimmerman is a creature without his habit - (WaPost)
"And so Sunday, Zimmerman made the decision any major leaguer has become free to do in these uncertain times: He rented a car, packed up the two-bedroom apartment he had rented in West Palm Beach, Fla., loaded up his wife and two young daughters and pointed north."
Nationals’ rotation with Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg and Patrick Corbin sits atop NL East - (NBC Sports Washington)
"Strasburg is the best No. 2 pitcher in baseball. Corbin is the best No. 3 starter. Sánchez has an argument as the best fourth starter. It’s either him or Cole Hamels in the National League East."
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Nats prospect watch: Denaburg building strength back in shoulder - (MASN)
"A promising future awaits right-hander Mason Denaburg, who is looking to get back to full health and get back to baseball once the season (hopefully) gets back on track."
Nationals reliever Daniel Hudson, cut last spring, was a hero in the fall - (WaPost)
“'It’s kind of crazy to think how many people will remember it, that I’m part of their sports fandom and their sports memories for the rest of their lives,' Hudson said."
Nationals preparing plan for when MLB is ready to resume season - (Washington Times)
"The Washington Nationals, like the rest of MLB, are trying to solve a riddle: How do you prepare for opening day when opening day is a moving target, bounce, bounce, bouncing across the calendar?"
How the final out of the World Series felt for Nationals fans around the world - (WaPost)
"Superstitions were also in full swing. In Vancouver, Wash., Soren Roth put on his lucky T-shirt — a faded long-sleeve from the Nationals’ inaugural season — and gripped the handle of his rowing machine."
#Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo on MLB’s fund for ballpark employees, taking care of the #Nats’ minor league players + more... https://t.co/B4eV4lVfKu— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) March 22, 2020
Home confinement re-watch: 2019 NLDS Game 4 - (MASN)
"The vibe inside Nationals Park early on during Game 4 of last fall’s National League Division Series did not suggest the assembled masses were optimistic there would be a Game 5."
Home confinement re-watch: 2019 NLDS Game 3 - (MASN)
"I’ll admit I didn’t remember much about Game 3 of the National League Division Series. I remembered it was a blowout. I remembered Aníbal Sánchez started and then Patrick Corbin had a disastrous night in relief."
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Charlie Manuel answering questions, diagnosing swings from fans, missing baseball - (NBC Sports Philadelphia)
"Twitter is a better place with Charlie Manuel and Larry Bowa, two baseball lifers who are trying right now to find ways to pass the time like the rest of us."
Mets' Marcus Stroman, Dominic Smith teaming up for beer pong tournament - (NY Post)
"Baseball may be delayed indefinitely, but Marcus Stroman’s competitive juices are not."
Marlins Park to be COVID-19 testing location - (MLB.com)
"Local officials are finalizing details with the Marlins to use Marlins Park as a drive-thru testing site for the coronavirus, Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Giménez announced via Twitter on Sunday."
Backyard baseball ⚾️ pic.twitter.com/JZstzUR60v— Chelsea Freeman (@chelseafree5) March 22, 2020
Freeman hits backyard dinger off 3-year-old son - (MLB.com)
"The Braves superstar is still getting in some BP, only he's subbed out pitchers like Clayton Kershaw or Jacob deGrom for ... his three-year-old son Charlie."