Todd Zola recaps some of the decisions he and Derek Van Riper have made as they take part in the very first draft of the 2017 season, but nabbing Mike Trout with the first overall pick was one of the easiest ones.
Todd Zola looks at how feasible it is to make up ground this late in the season in the hitting counting stats and why easier to find extra power than speed when players like Billy Hamilton dominate that category.
Pitcher Stephen Strasburg is on the DL with an upper back and ribs injury. Although the Nationals want him back soon, Jeff Stotts thinks it might be beneficial for him to sit through the All Star break.
Erik Siegrist checks out the available National League free agents while everyone waits for Super-2 callups and finds a strong group of veterans coming off the DL, including Diamondbacks outfielder David Peralta.