With Friday’s Major League Baseball trade deadline approaching, the road ahead for the Washington Nationals has become clearer and clearer. As a team that can challenge another world championship, the reality is very different-now the national team is facing the reality of selling assets.
If it wasn’t clear a week ago, when general manager Mike Rizzo said Washington A dual approach will be taken before the trade deadline, ready to buy or sell, as the Nationals’ past few results have proven this.
Washington Lost the three matches against Baltimore Orioles This weekend, then gave up a serious walking home run and lost Monday’s game. Entering the game on Tuesday night, the Nationals trailed the New York Mets by 8.5 games and led the Eastern Conference of the National League.
This makes Rizzo have to make a decision that it may uninstall upcoming free agents this offseason to supplement MLB.com’s baseball’s last-ranked farm system. Here are a few players who may attract the most interest before the deadline on Friday.
In the past six and a half seasons, Scherzer WashingtonThe main starting point of the team, leading a winning team’s starting rotation. Now, he is leading a starting rotation for a team that seems increasingly impossible to make up, which may lead to trades to competitors.
However, for Scherzer, there are some complicated factors. First, because he played for 10 years in the majors and played for the same team for 5 years, he has 10-5 rights, which means he can veto any potential trades. In addition, he missed the last scheduled start due to discomfort in the right triceps.
After that minor injury, he seems to be expected to start the game as planned on Thursday, but his next game may not wear the national team uniform. Mark Feinsand of MLB.com Report Scherzer prefers to be traded to a team on the West Coast. The San Francisco Giants, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres may be destinations.
Scherzer has released a 2.83 ERA and 0.0886 WHIP. The 37-year-old has recorded a 2.80 ERA during his six seasons in DC. He is a huge driving force for any competitor.
Josh Harrison’s consistent bat — and his ability to defend the court — may make him an interesting choice for many teams looking for practical players. The 34-year-old has played all three outfield positions this season, as well as second and third bases.
He did this on the basis of a batting rate of 0.282 and an on-base plus hit rate of 0.764. In the past 16 games, he also hit 0.333 with a 12-point RBI.
At this time of year, late rescue pitchers are a hot commodity. Usually, the Nationals are competitors who want to expand the bullpen.But this season, a record well below 0.500 means WashingtonThe first two late weapons may be sold.
The Nationals’ approacher Bradhand has 20 saves and a 3.67 ERA this season.But Hand encountered difficulties in his last two games and gave up consecutive departures. Orioles And Philadelphians. These results may cool his market to a certain extent, but most of his work will still attract some teams.
Hande has struggled under high pressure recently, and Daniel Hudson has performed well. The 34-year-old has an ERA of 2.20 and a WHIP of 0.918. He defeated 48 batsmen in 32 2/3 innings-part of his 6.86 strikeout rate. However, his deal with the Nationals is about to end, which makes him a prime candidate for bullpen rent elsewhere.
In addition, Hudson has extensive experience in the playoffs. He ended the game in Game 7 of the 2019 World Series, and before the celebration began, he threw his gloves into the sky. Some teams might imagine him doing the same in 2021.
The Nationals seized the opportunity of Kyle Schwab in this offseason and offered him a one-year contract with the option of a second season.He only played 0.188 for the Chicago Cubs last season, but Washington Think he can go back to his powerful strikes in DC
They are right. Schwab has scored 0.253 points with 25 home runs this season, even though he has been injured with a severe right hamstring injury since early July. Despite this, Schwab is still recovering from the injury, running on the outfield and doing batting practice this week, making the team wonder when he can fully return.