In years past, this was a look at the guys most likely to get traded away. Now, it’s a look at who’s the favorite trade deadline pickup from the past couple of years.
Here’s how it works… Send me your Top 10 list of minor-league position players (40-man guys are eligible as long as they have rookie status; three by my count) to enfieldmass-top10bats[at]yahoo[dot]com (link will open your preferred email client) or post them in the comments.
I’ll compile the votes and score them in reverse order (#1 = 10 points, #2 = 9 points… #9 = 2 points, #10 = 1 point). When it feels like I’ve got a sizable number of submissions, or if it’s time to refresh the site with a new post, I’ll “close the polls.”
Now that the N.L. has joined the 20th century, you need not consider defense as much as you might have in years past – Lord knows the Nats don’t – even in positions that are usually defense-first (*cough* Wilson Ramos *cough*).
Then we’ll review the 12th NationalsProspects.com Top 10 Bats List.
The Winter Meetings are still another week away, which for the MASN Commenters and readers of the N.Y. Post (a.k.a. Darwin’s waiting room) is the Aaron Judge and Jacob deGrom sweepstakes.
With the new CBA, there’s a new wrinkle: A lottery for the No. 1 pick in the next First-Year Player Draft. As we know all too well, the 2022 Nats (55-107) are among the teams with the best chance of landing the spot, just as they’ve “earned” the #1 pick in the Rule 5 draft.
Otherwise, fans of the big club are probably better off rooting for the pending sale to either go through or for the Nats to pull back the offer. No word on what the current odds are for either outcome, but it’s probably a safe bet that so long as the MASN debacle remains unresolved, a sale of the club is unlikely.