Monday, March 28, 2022

Newsletter Excerpt, March 28, 2022 -- "Nelson Cruz, and the Nationals"

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"With the potential for real disaster at the bottom of the lineup, the Nationals need Keibert Ruiz and Lane Thomas to build on their successful 2021 seasons and extend the lineup to six spots. Ruiz struck out just four times in 89 PA after being traded to D.C., an incredible figure in today’s game. He has a chance to be a strong hitter for average and a good OBP man at a position where getting offense makes for a big competitive advantage."