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Here are the latest headlines and analyses around the Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball for Wednesday, January 5, 2022. Thank you for starting your day with us.
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Leading today’s Morning Briefing: Max Scherzer Details MLBPA Wants in Latest Interview. Max Scherzer breaks down what players are seeking in the new collective bargaining agreement with MLB owners. From our article “During the interview, there was a discussion about the additional new sources of revenue that owners are receiving through media deals and gambling and how the players aren’t necessarily interested in getting a piece of the new revenue streams.” Read the full article here.
ICYMI: We asked the question: Should the Nationals draft right-handed pitcher Kumar Rocker? From the article: “After not being able to agree with the New York Mets, Right-Handed Pitcher Kumar Rocker could be an interesting draft choice for the Nationals in 2022. As of now, MLB.com is projecting that the Nationals will draft OF Elijah Green from IMG Academy (Bradenton, Fla.), however, with pitching now being a need for the Nationals things could change and it might be a good idea to draft another stud pitcher that could help the team in the long term, is Kumar Rocker a good fit?” Click here to read the full article. We have also written about another interesting prospect that the Nationals should take a look at shortstop: Jacob Berry.
We are a couple of weeks away from the start of when teams can start to sign International players. In early 2021 we took a look at Cristian Vaquero who might be one of the players that the Nationals might sign during the signing period. Cristian Vaquero is a top-five international prospect. Get to know him here.
Does Josh Bell Look Like A Trade Candidate For The Second Straight Offseason? The Answer is Complicated. We take a look at the possibility of Josh Bell being traded at this year’s trade deadline or even before Opening Day. From our article “Bell is entering his final year of club control and the Nationals are in a midst of a ‘re-tool,’ and might not make the playoffs or come even close this season so could Bell be a piece that the Nationals trade at the deadline.” Read the full article here.
Must Read on the Nats-Internet: The remaining free agent list is ranked! With Baseball still in limbo, our friends at Talk Nats rank all the remaining free agents. Worth checking out and your time.
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Would Right-Handed Pitcher Joe Kelly Fit into the Nationals Plans? While there are relievers that could be closer or even being part of the starting rotation, an organization that in the past has put an emphasis on pitching the Nationals should be on the lookout for some extra hands to fill all-important innings. One pitcher that could be an interesting pick-up during this year’s free agency could be right-handed pitcher Joe Kelly. Read the full article here.
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More news from Queens, New York. Mets Finalizing Deal With Joey Cora To Be New Third Base Coach. According to multiple sources, the New York Mets are finalizing a deal with Joey Cora to be their new third-base coach. Mets Metsmerized Online has the wrap-up. “According to Mike Puma of the NY Post, the Mets are finalizing a deal with Joey Cora to become the team’s third-base coach. He will replace Gary DiSarcina who spent the last five seasons as the team’s third-base/infield coach.” Read the full article from Metsmerized Online.
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