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I wonder if he'll consider moving to 1b? Zimm is only signed for this year

(team option for 2020 at $18 million which the Nats won't exercise). They need a LH hitting platoon option this year, which could be Harper, with him then becoming the everyday 1b after that. That would allow them this year to keep Eaton (who has a very affordable contract for 3 more years) while also playing Soto every day and Robles and Eaton most days. Michael Taylor should have some trade value with his 3 years of arbitration coming up (should be cheap after not playing much or very well last year). Harper's OF defense is not good, and playing 1b should help keep him healthy. For the Nats it allows them to maximize the value of their other OFs while not having to factor in a big contract for a 1b, thus allowing them to pay more to keep Harper (while also extending Rendon and paying the pitchers).

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Posted: 12/05/2018 at 10:27AM


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