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Looks like Castro has locked down the #3 slot:

https://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2020/07/martinez-still-likes-castro-as-nationals-new-no-3-hitter.html

I like the order.  It isn't much different from last year and there's no need to make major changes to what worked (e.g. moving Turner to #3 and batting Robles lead-off).  If the offense struggles early, then make some changes.

So it will likely be:

Turner - Eaton - Castro - Soto - Kendrick - Thames - Cabrera - Gomes/Suzuki - Robles

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Looks like Castro has locked down the #3 slot:

https://www.masnsports.com/nationals-pastime/2020/07/martinez-still-likes-castro-as-nationals-new-no-3-hitter.html

I like the order.  It isn't much different from last year and there's no need to make major changes to what worked (e.g. moving Turner to #3 and batting Robles lead-off).  If the offense struggles early, then make some changes.

So it will likely be:

Turner - Eaton - Castro - Soto - Kendrick - Thames - Cabrera - Gomes/Suzuki - Robles
Castro is a shadow of Rendon's hitting, but may have developed good pop and doesn't K a ton. 

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https://mobile.twitter.com/markzuckerman/status/1287010570827444226?s=21

Tres Berrera suspended for PED use. 80 games. Aka, 4/3rds of the season

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Castro is a shadow of Rendon's hitting, but may have developed good pop and doesn't K a ton.

Yeah. But man...that lineup without Soto is extremely "meh".

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Yeah. But man...that lineup without Soto is extremely "meh".
there's only so many .900+ ops guys a lineup can lose over a year+.

https://mobile.twitter.com/markzuckerman/status/1287010570827444226?s=21

Tres Berrera suspended for PED use. 80 games. Aka, 4/3rds of the season
Tres Barrera been talking to Raudy Reed? 

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Nationals close to deal with Josh Harrison.

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Nationals close to deal with Josh Harrison.

 Wonder why there wasn’t a connection made again with Dozier, especially with his having a measure of power

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Wonder why there wasn’t a connection made again with Dozier, especially with his having a measure of power
They’re looking for someone who can play LF. 

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Wonder why there wasn’t a connection made again with Dozier, especially with his having a measure of power
He only plays one position now.  Harrison plays every infield position except SS and plays LF.

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Nationals close to deal with Josh Harrison.

jesse doughtery says his original report is (probably) wrong and that it's just "very possible" harrison signs here

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I dont see what Harrison provides that Difo doesnt

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I dont see what Harrison provides that Difo doesnt

Major League talent?


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Major League talent?


.229/.272/.335 his last ~500 PAs. Harrison is not good. Would rather see Stevenson and/or Taylor get those at bats

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.229/.272/.335 his last ~500 PAs. Harrison is not good. Would rather see Stevenson and/or Taylor get those at bats

You asked about Difo...remember...he is not good...

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ESPN just reported that he signed.

 
jesse doughtery says his original report is (probably) wrong and that it's just "very possible" harrison signs here

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https://mobile.twitter.com/markzuckerman/status/1287010570827444226?s=21

Tres Berrera suspended for PED use. 80 games. Aka, 4/3rds of the season

And he's suing MLB:

Jesse Dougherty
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Nationals catcher Tres Barrera is suing Major League Baseball, Dr. Daniel Eichner and the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory after Barrera was suspended 80 games for testing positive for Oral Turinabol. An arbiter upheld Barrera's suspension at the end of last week.

As part of the lawsuit, Barrera and his representation are seeking certification for a class of players who've tested positive for DHCMT. The lawsuit alleges that MLB's test for DHCMT is "junk science."

Immediately, Barrera and his lawyer are seeking a lift of his suspension while the case is litigated. Barrera's lawyer to me today: "Tres Barrera is willing to sit on a grenade so no other players have to go through this."

Going to have a lot more on this as it develops.

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Raudy Read to Fredricksburg to make room for Harrison.

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Dougherty tweets Soto got a negative test from the mlb lab. Still needs one more.