Weekly Review (2/27)

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Here at Curly W Live, we will be conducting a weekly review every Tuesday morning of all the storylines from the week that was. If you’re new to the site or have just been too busy to stay current with all the day-to-day storylines, this is your way to get caught up on everything going on with the team.

Spring Training began as Nationals pitchers and catchers reported to Viera. Although the official position player report date was not until midweek, most players were in camp several days early. Senior Director of Media Relations John Dever began his (almost) daily musings on the notable events each day in Spring Training. Anthony Rendon stopped by to showcase his sweet swing and chat for a few minutes about his first big league camp.

We enjoyed a visit from ESPN on campus at Space Coast Stadium, and were even able to snag an interview with Tim Kurkjian about his outlook on the team. Also, a rocket launched from the nearby Kennedy Space Center.

The Nationals proudly hosted the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team for a couple days of practice in advance of their April 3 game at Nationals Park (following the Nationals-Red Sox exhibition).

The franchise’s first-ever draft pick and everyday third baseman since the end of the 2005 season, Ryan Zimmerman signed an extension that will keep him in a Nationals uniform through at least the 2019 season, with an option for 2020. Both Dever and Nationals Principal Owner Mark D. Lerner opined their perspectives of the signing.

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I’m hopeful that there will be several stories to review each Tuesday at Curly W Live. As this blog could and should be a perfect outlet to offer news updates, behind the scenes story lines, act as a sounding board, be used for promotional events, and even opinions from Nats baseball and administrative personnel.

I would love to see this become an active blog, and not only during spring training, when it seems to come alive, but all year round. Why the Nats PR department hasn’t though of using this blog to have coaches, players, front office staff and ownership to give fans a view from their point of view.

If used properly, this blog could easily become a major hit, not only with fans, but the baseball world in general.

Here’s to this blog becoming more than it is now… Also, here’s to everyone working together to make Curly W Live the first place fans choice in baseball blogs.

Oh Lord, help me, this comment sounds like I’m sucking up and that is absolutely not me.

Go Nats!!! I don’t see Harper making team out of camp. If he is solid in AAA I could see him being called up after All-Star break, when the Nats are in the Playoff race! If we can stay healthy, esp in starting pitching, and improve on our .500 record from last year, the Nats will make Playoffs for first time in our history. What do you guys think?

I see Chad Tracy is an invitee. Hope he will get a chance to play and will do really
good.

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