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The Morning Briefing: Predicting the Washington Nationals Opening Day Lineup

Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball headlines, news and the latest news coming out of Washington Nationals Spring Training for Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Good Tuesday Morning, Washington Nationals Fans.

Today’s forecast for West Palm Beach via the National Weather Service: Mostly sunny, with a high near 77. Calm wind becoming east around 6 mph in the afternoon.

Upcoming Games: 

  • 3/23/2021 – Nationals @ St. Louis 1:05 pm EST
  • 3/24/2021 – Nationals vs. Astros 6:05 pm EST
  • 3/25/2021 –  Nationals @ Marlins 6:05 pm EST
  • 3/26/2021 –  Nationals @ Mets 6:10 pm EST

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Countdown Clock:

Opening Day: 9 Days

Today’s Morning Briefing was written by Richard and edited by Jonathan;

Today’s Top Story: Predicting the Washington Nationals Opening Day Lineup

Well, with Opening Day just days away, let’s spend some time thinking about how the Washington Nationals are going to line up when they take the field against the New York Mets on April 1, 2021.

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Spring Training Notes: Back to Business

Yesterday, the Washington Nationals had their second to last day off of Spring Training. However, on Tuesday, the Nationals will travel to a friendly spring training stadium in Jupiter, FL. Patrick Corbin will get the start for the Nationals as they face off against the St. Louis Cardinals. Washington fans can watch the game via the MLBTV app with the first pitch scheduled for 1:05 pm EST. 

Stay tuned to our Twitter feed today so that you will know what lineup Davey Martinez sends out against Adam Wainwright and the Cardinals. There was no additional news yesterday, out of West Palm Beach to report.

Nationals Announce Promotion Schedule for April

It’s the schedule that all Nationals fans have been waiting for: Bobbleheads and Promotional items. Yesterday, the Nationals published their promotions schedule for the month of April, including the Davey Martinez World Series Bobblehead that was supposed to be given out in 2020 but was cancelled due to COVID-19.

The Nationals are going to be giving away this bobblehead over two days instead of just one game. Also, being given out over two days is the In Park-Live Radio Lanyard sponsored by 106.7 The Fan

Podcast Alert: In the Clubhouse with the Nats Report

In the latest episode of “In the Clubhouse with the Nats Report,” Richard sits down with Washington Nationals Shortstop Prospect Jackson Cluff. They talk about his first experience in Spring Training, what it takes to be a major league player and a story about facing the 2019 World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg. Listen to the full episode on all the major podcasting platforms: Listen to the full epsiode on all the major podcasting platforms:

Contract Extensions for Soto and Turner? 

John Heyman, an Insider at the MLB Network, has created a bit of a buzz by tweeting [tweet link] that he “heard again that the Nats are serious about trying to lock up Trea Turner and Juan Soto again this spring. Both turned down offers last spring following the WS championship. Both are said to really like the Nats but the team would seem to have a much better chance with Turner.”

Previous comments from Mike Rizzo indicated that the Nationals have made offers to both Turner and Soto in the past and that another offer might occur during Spring Training. Frank has taken a look at a dream scenario for locking up Soto. If you haven’t read the article already, it is definitely worth your time.

ICYMI: Technology Meet Baseball, Baseball Meet Technology & Should the Nationals officially name Ryan Zimmerman “Captain” of the team for this season? 

Just in case you missed it, we published two great articles on the Nats Report that are worth checking out. The first one is about how a company is going to be improving the fan experience at select baseball stadiums across the country. One of these improvements will be the wifi strength. [Click here to read the full article.

The second article is a perspective on why the Nationals should name Ryan Zimmerman “Captain” for the upcoming season. “While the role of captain in baseball is less formal than in the other sports and most teams do not have captains, the title of Captain is an honor and something that the Nationals should do for Ryan Zimmerman for this upcoming season. [Click here to read the full article.]

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