The Nationals acquired Mark Melancon in one of the most impactful in-season trades in team history. That, plus Michael A. Taylor’s demotion, and Trea Turner is the Nats’ centerfielder of the future.
Lucas Giolito has made his MLB debut for the Nationals, but it didn’t go quite as planned. Trea Turner has been taking reps in CF, and Wilson Ramos has been insanely good. All that, plus Stephen Srasburg’s injury and what to do with Gio Gonzalez.