Washington Nationals

Team RankingAVGRHRERA
Nationals.2567632033.51
NL East2nd1st2nd1st
National League 6th4th4th2nd

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Schedule

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Mon Mar 20
L 9 - 3NYY
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Tue Mar 21
W 3 - 1ATL
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Wed Mar 22
L 6 - 1at STL
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Thu Mar 23
W 1 - 0NYM
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Fri Mar 24
L 3 - 1STL
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Fri Mar 24
L 3 - 0at MIA
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Sat Mar 25
W 4 - 1at HOU
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Sun Mar 26
L 5 - 1HOU
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Mon Mar 27
W 6 - 0at NYM
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Tue Mar 28
L 4 - 2MIA
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Wed Mar 29
L 6 - 2at STL
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1:05 pm EDT
Today
at BOS
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4:05 pm EDT
Fri Mar 31
BOS
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2:00 pm EDT
Sat Apr 1
BOS
1:05 pm EDT
Mon Apr 3
MIA
7:05 pm EDT
Wed Apr 5
MIA
4:05 pm EDT
Thu Apr 6
MIA
3:05 pm EDT
Fri Apr 7
at PHI
7:05 pm EDT
Sat Apr 8
at PHI
1:35 pm EDT
Sun Apr 9
at PHI

Standings

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LEAGUE
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Washington0-00-0
Philadelphia0-00-0
Miami0-00-0
Atlanta0-00-0
New York0-00-0
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Nationals' Shawn Kelley: Set for setup duty
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Kelley lost the closer battle to Blake Treinen, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports. Kelley should remain an important piece of the back end of the bullpen, though.

Whether Kelley will rank ahead of Koda Glover, who earned some buzz with his spring performance, is yet to be clarified, though Kelley's skills make him worth a speculation in deep leagues, if prospective owners can hold him. Still, the right-hander's durability concerns make him a target of concern from manager Dusty Baker and the rest of the Nationals' organization.

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Nationals' Koda Glover: Falls short in closer chase
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Glover lost the battle for the Nationals' closer job to Blake Treinen, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

The right-hander gained momentum by appearing in the ninth inning frequently during spring training games, but manager Dusty Baker said he preferred Treinen's durability and sinker. Still, Baker confirmed the youngster would remain with the big club. Glover probably ranks No. 2 on the depth chart for saves, but NL-only players remain justified in owning him.

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Nationals' Blake Treinen: Named closer
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Treinen was named Nationals closer by manager Dusty Baker, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

The right-hander with plenty of sink on his mid-90s fastball struck out eight and walked none in 4.2 innings of spring work. One of baseball's most notable groundball arms, Treinen earned Baker's accolades because of his durability. Koda Glover and Shawn Kelley likely remain candidates to take over or at least steal the occasional opportunity should Treinen not get the job done, but in the recent vein of Zach Britton and Sam Dyson, Treinen's often suffocating stuff may allow him to keep the job for longer than many fantasy players originally expected.

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Nationals' Koda Glover: Not guaranteed roster spot
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Glover could still begin the season in the minors, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Despite being one of the primary candidates for the open closer role in Washington, Glover may not even make the 25-man roster if he doesn't win the ninth-inning job. The Nats have plenty of depth in short relief after signing Joe Blanton, and could elect to use the final spot in the bullpen on a long reliever instead of Glover. While he still has significant upside in saves, the 23-year-old is also the most volatile of the team's three closer contenders from a fantasy value perspective.

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Nationals' Blake Treinen: Could be favorite to close
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Treinen's durability could give him an edge on Shawn Kelley and Koda Glover in the battle to be named the Nationals' closer, Chelsea Janes of The Washington Post reports.

Nats manager Dusty Baker has talked about "resiliency" in camp as a key quality for his closer, which would seem to decidedly favor Treinen over the oft-injured Kelley, while Glover ended last season dealing with a torn labrum in his hip. The team still hasn't made an official announcement regarding its ninth-inning plans, but fantasy owners who have yet to hold their draft or auction may want to bump Treinen ahead of the other two on their cheat sheets.

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