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The BaseballSavant.com guy is on the Curly W Live podcast. Adam Eaton is all over the pod world. Washington’s Nationals are trying to replace Anthony Rendon just like Brad Pitt tried to replace him some Jason Giambi in that movie about how dumb scouts are or something, something how can you not be romantic about baseball.

That’s all you’re getting out of us today here. Go read all your links, or you can’t have any pudding. How can you have any pudding if you don’t read your links? Go read your links...

NATS BEAT:

Nats have solutions all over lineup to replace Anthony Rendon - (MASN)
"Looking around the clubhouse, could Trea Turner, Victor Robles, Juan Soto, Eric Thames, Starlin Castro and others pick up the slack?"

Nationals’ Strengths No. 1: Max Scherzer’s demeanor - (NBC Sports Washington)
"If Jayson Werth cemented the Nationals as a team ready to contend, then Max Scherzer represented the team’s willingness to do whatever it took to win."

Curly W Live: From The Field - (Curly W Live)
"On this episode, we are joined by Daren Willman, the Director of Baseball Research and Development for MLB and the creator of BaseballSavant.com."

Asdrúbal ready to show Kieboom the ropes - (MLB.com)
"They were paired together for defensive drills, and Cabrera often would give pointers and answer questions during pauses in the on-field work."

State of the Nats roster: Infield - (MASN)
"Did Carter Kieboom prove he was ready to step in and assume Rendon’s old job at third base? Not based on what we saw during four weeks of spring training."

The 2012 Washington Nationals Baseball Season Lookback - (The Nats Report)
"The past fall made me think about how did the Nationals get to this point? What was the turning point in Nationals history that made winning the 2019 World Series possible? I genuinely believe that the 2012 baseball season was that turning point."

NATIONAL(S) BEAT:

What Washington Nationals Fans Are Missing Because Of Delayed Season - (Forbes)
"The 2020 season for the Washington Nationals was supposed to be a celebration of their 2019 World Series championship. There were many other story lines to look forward to that will now have to wait."

What Might A Max Scherzer Extension Look Like? - (MLB Trade Rumors)
"The last time he tried to sort out a new contract with his existing team, things didn’t exactly work out as hoped."

Bowden: How the Cactus and Grapefruit Leagues realignment might have played out – (The Athletic)
"Major League Baseball has been holding biweekly meetings with all 30 front offices and ideas have been flowing back and forth on how baseball could potentially return to playing games."

Passan's 20 questions -- There will be MLB in 2020. It's just a matter of when, where and how - (ESPN)
"The MLB season should have turned one month old Sunday. Rather than lament that, let's instead fill the emptiness with a discussion about when the season will start."

RMNB Interview Series: Adam Eaton talks World Series run, Nationals’ championship celebration at Capitals game - (RMNB)
"My first guest is a baseball player: Nationals’ World Series champion Adam Eaton. Eaton lives in Michigan and is a huge hockey and Washington Capitals fan."

NL EAST UPDATES:

Art of the curve: Phils hurlers break down pitch - (MLB.com)
"Asked this spring in Clearwater, Fla., for a quick demonstration, five Phillies starters grabbed a baseball and instinctively positioned their fingers to illustrate how they throw one of their bread-and-butter pitches."

Alex Rodriguez And Jennifer Lopez Looking To Tap Taiwanese Billionaire For Money To Buy Mets - (Forbes)
"Sports bankers are saying the latest scuttlebutt is that former MLB All-Star Alex Rodriguez and Jennifer Lopez are interested in having Richard Tsai as an investor in their group to buy the New York Mets."

Harrison's growth on display in third Miami camp - (MLB.com)
"As a roster formality, the Marlins optioned Monte Harrison on March 28 to Triple-A Wichita, where the organization anticipated the outfield prospect would start off even before Spring Training began."

Are we watching the next Griffey Jr.? - (MLB.com)
"There are so many reasons why we want baseball back, but here's one big one: we can't wait to see Ronald Acuña Jr. back on the field."