We’re trying to find links every day. Some are better than others. Yesterday there were some quality links. Today, not so mu— kidding of course. There are plenty of stories that are worth your time below, and you can learn something about the Nationals or baseball in general in most of them.
So without further ado (by which one usually means, I have nothing left to say, so), go read your links...
Carpenter safe and sound, optimistic baseball will return in 2020 - (MASN)
"MASN broadcaster Bob Carpenter is back in Oklahoma with his family and is safe and healthy as the coronavirus pandemic unfolds across the globe."
Sean Doolittle’s wife, Eireann Dolan, says she feared for her life at spring training - (NBC Sports Washington)
"She said she was scared for weeks the virus may be acquired by someone associated with the Nationals, then would blow through everyone in the facility and be transferred to Doolittle."
In his first 2020 mock #MLBDraft, @JonathanMayo has the #Nats picking Cole Wilcox, (RHP, Georgia) a second time after they selected him in the 37th Round (1,121st pick overall) in 2018 but (obviously) didn’t sign him. Would be 22nd pick of 1st Round this time if they did... https://t.co/7swIJhtups— federalbaseball (@federalbaseball) April 28, 2020
Nationals' Top 5 left fielders: Camerato's take - (MLB.com)
"Among franchise left fielders, Raines is at the top in nearly every statistical category, including plate appearances, at-bats, hits, home runs, runs, doubles, RBIs and stolen bases."
An all-time Nationals roster - with a twist - (MASN)
"What’s the twist? Our All-Time Best roster features one player - and only one player - from each of the Nationals’ 15 seasons in town."
20 Baseball Contracts Over $200MM - (MLB Trade Rumors)
"Strasburg is the chief protagonist in the tale of the Nationals’ rise, intervening disappointments, and eventual 2019 triumph."
Starting tomorrow, #MLB teams will reach out to their fans about canceled games and potential refunds and credits. Some details here: https://t.co/VhBkzrvZie— Ken Davidoff (@KenDavidoff) April 28, 2020
Coronavirus: MLB paves way for teams to refund game tickets lost to COVID-19 - (USA TODAY)
"With any hopes of contesting games – with or without fans – still weeks away, Major League Baseball is granting its 30 franchises autonomy to determine ticket policies for games already postponed by the COVID-19 pandemic..."
Why wife of Sean Doolittle, N.J. native and Nationals reliever, challenged MLB over coronavirus - (nj.com)
"Her name is Eireann Dolan. Her husband is Washington Nationals reliever Sean Doolittle, whose New Jersey roots run deep as a graduate of Shawnee High School (Medford, N.J.)."
One wild record you probably didn't know for all 30 MLB teams - (ESPN.com)
"Washington Nationals: Anthony Rendon (2017) and Mark Reynolds (2018), 10 RBIs in one game."
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Coronavirus: Baseball plan could have Phillies play this season in empty Citizens Bank Park - (Philadelphia Inquirer)
"There might be baseball after all this summer in Philadelphia, but it could look a bit different than normal."
MLB 2020 season possibility: July, Mets, Yankees division - (NY Post)
"So, for example, it is possible because of proximity that the Mets and Yankees could end up in the same division in 2020."
Marlins’ Top 5 left fielders: Frisaro's take - (MLB.com)
"A 24-year-old on the 1997 World Series championship team, [Cliff] Floyd blossomed into an All-Star in 2001. The left-handed-hitting slugger ranks as the Marlins’ best all-time left fielder."
5 Braves prospects that are reason for excitement whenever baseball returns - (AJC.com)
"That said, whenever minor league baseball does resume, even if it’s 2021, the Braves have no shortage of players that could bring excitement."