Thursday, July 23, 2020

Newsletter Excerpt, July 23, 2020 -- "Seasonish Preview 2020: NL East"

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"We’re going to learn how important Rendon was to this offense, as he’s taken his talents to Anaheim for the next seven years. This was a top-heavy offense a year ago, and it takes the field tonight without Rendon and now, without Juan Soto, who has tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 and will be away from the team for a bit. Again, in context, this makes the Nationals very dependent on their top hitters -- Howie Kendrick, Trea Turner, and Victor Robles -- none of whom is a sure thing to be a well above average hitter. Not having Rendon only works if Soto is healthy, present, and raking."