The Nationals are not particularly good. That doesn’t mean they aren’t their own brand of interesting. There are things going on with ownership (the team could be sold), things going on with management (General Manager Mike Rizzo and Manager Dave Martinez have contracts with options that need to be exercised), and things going on with players (Juan Soto would be a lovely candidate for an extension, Stephen Strasburg makes a rehab start Tuesday).
Oh, and they have the second-worst record in baseball.
Because of all of that, Nationals beat writer Jesse Dougherty joined me to answer your questions about every level of the organization. Here are some of the questions we answered:
- Are the Lerners hurting the franchise with uncertainty around the sale process?
- How can any potential buyer make a decision without knowing the resolution of the MASN dispute?
- What is the risk of bringing young players up to the majors too soon, and why aren’t the Nationals being more aggressive?
Read the full chat below. Some questions were lightly edited for clarity.
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