Already the excitement is building for the upcoming baseball season within the Washington Nationals club house. Mainly because general manager Mike Rizzo spent his offseason working to ensure the Nats improve their 5th place ranking in the National League Eastern Division by beefing up their defense and pitching line-up.
So over the course of the past few months and more than a dozen transactions Rizzo acquired Jayson Werth, Alex Cora, Rick Ankiel, Adam LaRoche and Jerry Hairston Jr.
Seems like the excitement and the desire to win has bubbled over so much that several position players, who are not required to report until Sunday, have arrived at camp early. According to press reports, Jayson Werth, Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond, Nyjer Morgan and Danny Espinosa were in batting practice late Monday morning.