That second WC may come in handy
According to Buster Olney, rival execs believe the Nats are going to land Prince Fielder, bad news for Braves fans. Adding him to a line-up that already boasts Ryan Zimmerman, Michael Morse and Jayson Werth (a decent bet to rebound with those big guns protecting him in the batting order) — along with up-and-comers Wilson Ramos, Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper — sends a message that the future is now in D.C.
While their pitching lacks the depth of the Braves staff, it’s fronted by a trio of young studs (Strasburg, Jordan Zimmerman and Gio Gonzalez) and anchored by top set-up reliever Tyler Clippard and stud closer Drew Storen.
The Marlins have grabbed the headlines so far this offseason but even if they don’t sign Fielder I fear the Nats more.