Its a split-squad doubleheader day for the Nationals, who take on the Cardinals this afternoon at 1:05 PM EDT and the Marlins tonight at 7:05 PM. Its a split-squad day for the Nats, who will also travel to Roger Dean Stadium in Jupiter, Florida tonight to take on the Miami Marlins at 7:05 PM. Jeremy Guthrie is starting the afternoon half of the split-squad doubleheader, with right-hander Jacob Turner taking on the Fish tonight.
It’s a make-or-break year for Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper. On the surface, that statement seems insane. Even baseball’s best players are still developing at age 24. Paul Goldschmidt, for instance, was just finishing up his first full
Derrick Goold of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that Cardinals’ catcher Yadier Molina is still open to extension talks during the last week of spring training. Once Opening Day rolls around, however, Molina has preemptively nixed any contract negotiations until the end of the 2017 season, when he’s scheduled to hit free agency. Molina wants to stay with the Cardinals, or so he’s telling reporters, but he’s also “not afraid” to test the free agent market this fall should a deal fail to materialize. Via Goold: I would love to stay, but at the same time I’m not afraid to go to free agency. I’ve still got many years in the tank. Believe me. I feel great. I feel like a 20-year-old kid. I’m not