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Today’s top story: What will the NL East Look like in 2021?
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There has been a lot of baseball news coming out of the NL East recently. From the turmoil in Philadelphia, the Mets have a new owner and just last night signed free agent Catcher James McCann, the Braves have been busy, and the Marlins look like they will be a good team in 2021. From its looks, the NL East will be one tough division. Why haven’t the Nationals made any significant moves so far?
MetsMerized Online shares the details of the New York Mets new catcher James McCann. From the article: “Following a mostly unfruitful five-year stretch in Detroit (.240/.288/.366, 40 home runs, 75 wRC+), McCann’s broken out since arriving on the south side of Chicago. Since the start of 2019 (149 games, 587 plate appearances), McCann’s hit .276/.334/.474 with 25 homers, 29 doubles, 116 wRC+, and 3.8 wins above replacement. McCann’s reputation as a true pitcher’s catcher precedes him. White Sox right-hander Lucas Giolito has raved about McCann’s dedication in the past, telling the Chicago Sun-Times, “He’s unreal back there; every single game, every single pitch, he’s into it 100 percent”. [Read the full article]
In the coming days, weeks, and months, we will start to look at the NL East teams and compare them to the Washington Nationals, so stay tuned.
In Major League Baseball news, recently, Yahoo Sports asked an exciting question Will MLB’s season start on April 1 as scheduled? From the article: “The game, like all the games, offers a few moments away from it all, and still must fit into the confines of the day. While there seems no question there will be a 2021 baseball season, there is the matter of what it will look, sound and feel like within the confines of the 2021 summer. So, if it will be the familiar game, the 2020 game or something apart from both..” [Read the full article here]
The Latest Articles on the Nats Report from this Week:
- Juan Soto honored as All-MLB first-team outfielder
- The Rule 5 Draft and The Washington Nationals
- Welcome to Wilmington, Delaware, home of the Newest Washington Nationals Minor League Team: Wilmington Blue Rocks
- Staffing Cuts Come to the Washington Nationals
The Latest Washington Nationals and Major League Baseball headlines from around the Internet:
- Currently projected, the Nats infield is near the bottom, according to FanGraphs! via Talk Nats
- MLB Insider: Sorry Twins fans, baseball is a long way from being out of the woods via the Star Tribune
- Reichard: Nats players will love the hospitality of Rochester via MASN Sports Washington
- MLB Notebook: Why it may make sense for MLB to push back start of 2021 season via Boston Sports Journal
- Thinning market for catchers leaves Nats with few options via MASN Sports Washington
Latest Headlines and News from teams in the NL East:
New York Mets:
- Mets’ new GM Jared Porter has some Sandy Alderson in him via New York Post
Filling Atlanta Braves catching vacancy with a new face via Tomahawtake