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The Nationals are pursuing Josh Donaldson. Their offseason will be judged on how that goes.

Dec 12, 2019 - Washington Post Blogs
Board and Executive Moves

SAN DIEGO - From the beginning of this offseason, when the Washington Nationals were still shirtless and downing beers, there was a narrative that grew into reality at this week's winter meetings.

The Nationals were always confident they could retain Stephen Strasburg. They were less sure about their chances with Anthony Rendon. The logic was in the two players, their personalities, the comments they had made in the run-up to parallel free agencies. But it was really rooted in a simple fac...