So far Matt Williams is pleased with the Nationals players' effort and says they are buying in to his coaching philosophy.
Here is the first episode of our new podcast about the Nationals called 'Baseball in The District.' Chase Hughes and Tim Murray are joined by Steve Gardner of USA Today.
The Nationals acquired Doug Fister this winter for his arm, but the right-hander also is impressing team officials with his defensive work this spring.
The Nationals originally told the Detroit Tigers 'no' when they asked for prospect Robbie Ray in return for Doug Fister.