Baseball is back in the District! Sort of. Something to get excited about though. Nationals pitchers and catchers report to Sporing Training today, officially kicking off spring training.
For a preview of what to expect the first day of reporting, read Mark Zuckerman's article.
Stephen Strasburg declared himself 100% and ready to go. He report to Viera one day early. Strasburg has big reason to be excited for this season. Now two seasons removed from Tommy John surgery, Strasburg will not face an innings limit and will likely be expected to put in 200 plus innings.
“It feels good,” he said. “It’s going to be a challenge, it’s going to be a test. I think I’m ready for it. I trained really hard this offseason to hopefully answer the bell and throw 200-plus innings and be the guy in the rotation that can be reliable. To go six, seven, eight, hopefully nine innings this year, every time out.”