Ben and Sam discuss the three-way trade between the Mariners, A’s, and Nationals and talk about whether Seattle was too fixated on adding power this offseason.
Scouting, drafting, developing and signing have all helped the Nationals get good, but they wouldn’t be where they are without a series of smart trades.
It took two months, but Adam LaRoche eventually accepted the Nationals’ offer to return for two more years.
Ben and Sam discuss sabermetric managerial favorite Davey Johnson’s impact on the Nationals, whether certain managers can make their players play better, and what the ideal relationship between a GM and manager might be.
Though Bryce Harper’s reputation leaves many questioning his maturity, his Nationals teammates have embraced him.