Word broke earlier this month that agent Rafa Nieves was leaving the Wasserman Agency, and Nieves tweeted yesterday from his personal account that he had finalized his departure. The next step appears to be his own firm, as Nieves’s Twitter bio identifies himself as the CEO and founder of Republik Sports.
Opening Day wouldve been this Thursday. While there wont be any baseball played, it does give us a chance to look back on some of the best Game 1 performances by a Nationals player since the team moved to D.C.
Hunter Strickland was originally known by Washington Nationals fans as the crazy reliever who held a grudge against Bryce Harper. That resulted in a brawl back in 2017 that started when Strickland beaned Harper for seemingly no reason other than the fact Harper crushes him every time to the two face off.