From Mike Axisa over at FanGraphs comes a look at the Nationals and what their potential needs may be to continue their run.
I’m not sure I’m on board with the Nationals needing to augment their bullpen, especially assuming (I know, I know) Drew Storen comes back healthy. I know a team can never have enough good arms, but in the grand scheme of things, the much greater priority for Washington is how to generate more offense. Axisa does make it clear adding an impact bat should be priority number one, though I’m not keen on a lot of the names he throws out in the article, especially at the catcher position. In my mind, if your are in the market for offense, then go for offense. Pretty much anyone the team could get to replace Jesus Flores wouldn’t offer much in the way of a run-creation upgrade. Focus on a corner outfielder and heaven help us, get Ryan Zimmerman’s bat going.