The Washington Nationals had a number of the worst catching manufacturing within the huge leagues final season, with gamers at that place combining for only a .209 common, 54 runs and 12 homers. Amongst would-be contenders, Washington would possibly’ve had the best want on the place as this offseason started, and normal supervisor Mike Rizzo moved rapidly to fill it, signing catcher Kurt Suzuki to a two-year deal.
The Nationals had been one of the vital aggressive bidders for Miami catcher J.T. Realmuto, who would possibly’ve represented an amazing improve on the place for Washington. However the Nationals reached a standoff with the Marlins within the asking value for Realmuto, after rejecting Miami’s request for star outfield prospect Victor Robles, so that they moved on. Different groups which have checked in with Miami on Realmuto are satisfied that the Marlins will find yourself holding the catcher by means of the winter, due to the extraordinarily excessive asking value they’ve positioned on the veteran.
The query is: Why would they hold him into the 2019 season?