Top Nationals story lines

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

five storylines of Spring: THE NATIONALS

Bryce Harper arrives

Harper might not play a single major league game this season. That won't stop the first overall pick from becoming perhaps the biggest attraction in Viera.

What about Werth?

Jayson Werth, the most significant free agent acquisition in franchise history, begins his Nationals tenure.

The Phenom and Tommy John

Stephen Strasburg will use the second spring training of his career to recover from elbow ligament-replacement surgery.

Three catchers, two spots

Jesus Flores is healthy, Wilson Ramos is a top prospect and Ivan Rodriguez is a Hall of Famer in winter. How will the Nationals sort it out?

A new Nyjer?

After a disappointing 2010, Nyjer Morgan will try to seize the center field and leadoff spots. The jobs are his -- for now.

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