And how smart-plus-lucky do the Washington Nationals look right now? The Nats’ offseason Plan B — to rebuild their roster on the assumption free agent Harper would leave — now has a chance to become an amazing A-plus. Hold off on that thanks-for-the-memories scoreboard video tribute to Harper when he comes back to Nats Park this season as a Dodger, Yankee or Cub. Did anyone imagine that was possible in June 2010, when the Nats drafted Harper a year after they’d gotten Strasburg? If the Nats don’t re-sign Harper, there’s no way they’ll lose Anthony Rendon because of money after this season.
Source: Washington Post January 12, 2019 12:33 UTC