As we get closer to opening day, The Nats are now without their 4 best hitters from last year. Span, Rendon, and Werth will not be able to play in the opener. Laroach has been traded. So their already suspect offense, could slide to “mediocre” at least for part of April.
Rendon worries me most, because knee ligaments can be very hard to rehabilitate. I suspect the team may be withholding the full story on Anthony’s injury.
Further, I would put Tony Gwynn in CF until Span returns. Michael Taylor is just not ready for major league pitching. Ian Stewart and Clint (?) Robinson have really impressed me in Spring Training.
I am still spending huge amounts of time with moving to Gaithersburg, so have been unable to say much since the start of ST.