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The Washington Nationals early exit in the playoffs left a lot of questions on the table to be discussed for the upcoming season. I’m going to explore different options the team could take this off-season hopefully giving the Nats the proverbial “leg up” in the NL East in this upcoming campaign. There are some in-house things to take a look at first, and then some possible moves to bring in new guys. • Resign Adam LaRoche: Adam might just be the key in what the team is trying to do moving forward. Recently LaRoche declined the Nationals one year offer which now gives the Nats a draft pick if in fact LaRoche walks. If the Nats don’t resign Adam, you could always move Mike Morse back to first base but that leaves a hole in Left Field. • Is Mike Morse trade bait? Many people believe that the Nationals could in fact move away from the “Beast Mode” experience and go with a free agent or with the young and talented Tyler Moore in left field, but this all will come to light once th...
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Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez with about two posts per week until Spring Training. Enjoy.
It’s time for another ridiculous edition of the 2012 Player Wrap...
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On Saturday, the Washington Nationals announced that they were re-signing manager Davey Johnson for the 2013 season. With the Nats clearing up the managerial situation, it leaves the rest of their off-season for signing free agents. One free agent they will start with is outfielder/first baseman Nick Swisher.
Swisher would be a great fit in a Washington...
And so, the Nats were denied the ROY/MOY/Cy trifecta...Gio Gonzalez finishes third in NL Cy Young Award voting.
Congrats to R.A. Dickey.
(Screencap of Gio Gonzalez via MLB Network)
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