Washington Post national baseball writer Barry Svrluga — who recently authored The Grind, which is now available on paperback — joins the show to discuss the Nationals’ biggest stories heading into the season. Among the items of discussion are GM Mike Rizzo, new manager Dusty Baker, and the contract status of Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper.
MLBTR’s own Charlie Wilmoth then hops on the line to cover the latest with the Pirates. (And it’s only fair to note that he has written his own volume on the Bucs.) Charlie breaks down the addition of David Freese and the team’s overall infield mix, addresses the uncertainty in the rotation, and talks about the possibility of an extension with one or more of the team’s candidates for a new deal.
The MLB Trade Rumors Podcast runs weekly on Thursday afternoons.