Wire Taps: Adam Eaton, Nationals' Star Player; Should Eaton stay in right?; Why did the Nats give up so much?
Catch up on the latest Nationals news from the 2016 MLB Meetings... and get to know the newest Nats' outfielder Adam Eaton. Win now? Win now. Here's the latest from National Harbor. Meet Adam Eaton, the Nationals' latest star  No, Adam Eaton  does not scream "superstar" the way Bryce Harper  does -- but he's still a well-rounded player who can add a whole lot of value to the Nats. It might be best for Adam Eaton to stay in right field  Eaton had the best defensive season of his career last season, which, by no coincidince, was his first season in right field instead of center field. Should the Nats move Harper back to center field and give Eaton right? Why did the Nats give up so much for Adam Eaton?  The Nats gave the White Sox  a whole lot of (really good) prospects just for Adam Eaton , who is good (but not amazing) offensively, and barely mediocre on defense. Why? Rizzo discusses Nats' acquisition of Adam Eaton  The GM seemed generally pleased with the acquisition of the Nationals ' newest outfielder. Bryce Harper may be worth $400 million after all  If Harper can replicate, or even come relatively close to his 2015 season, he could definitely be worth the reported $400 million deal he's seeking. Dusty Baker: ‘In my mind, I’m better than most guys 20 years younger than me’  When asked about his future in managing, Baker pointed out, once again, that age is just a number. Analyzing the return of Derek Norris  Despite the cloud of uncertainty above his head heading into next season, Norris  can still be a significant offensive improvement over the Nationals' other options at catcher.  http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/adam-eaton-is-the-nationals-newest-star-player/  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/213/adam-eaton  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/124819/bryce-harper  http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs/maybe-adam-eaton-should-stay-in-right-field/  http://www.beyondtheboxscore.com/2016/12/7/13878382/adam-eaton-nationals-white-sox-trade-lucas-giolito-reynaldo-lopez-dane-dunning  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/teams/chicago-white-sox  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/130059/adam-eaton  http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2016/12/mike-rizzo-discusses-nationals-acquisition-of-adam-eaton.html  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/teams/washington-nationals  http://ftw.usatoday.com/2016/12/washington-nationals-bryce-harper-400-million-contract-10-years-mlb-free-agency-2018  https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/dc-sports-bog/wp/2016/12/07/dusty-baker-in-my-mind-im-better-than-most-guys-20-years-younger-than-me/?utm_term=.aacb6f27b123  http://thenatsblog.com/2016/12/derek-norris-returns-to-dc/  http://www.sbnation.com/mlb/players/106953/derek-norris
Many in the baseball world were perplexed by the Adam Eaton trade, but the Sports Junkies were actually big fans of the move. Watch their explanation here.
Now that Chris Sale is heading to Boston instead of D.C., the Sports Junkies try to make sense of the Nationals losing out on the sweepstakes to get him.