Nats dealing with increased expectations, sore Harper
Tue, 26 Mar 2013|
CSN Washington dot com we bring our nationals insider mark Zuckerman now mark I the national certainly. Are going to be under the microscope this year how this team dealing with the expectations so far. You know honestly I think they're embracing it and that comes from Davey Johnson -- he was the first one in December and it's a World Series or bust. And he's kept it up all spring players sort. Eat off them capture their court -- play action he is. I think they welcome it hit the Bleacher Report for them they've never been in this situation where they were expected to win it -- -- level in the World Series. I think it motivates them and they understand now that's just winning the division preaching about isn't it because that's. But team definitely have to believe in themselves let's talk a little bit about Bryce Harper. He has been absolutely on fire this spring but Davey Johnson Alyssa has he expressed some concern over lingering injury today what can you tell us about that. At first -- is playing as mine -- her last nine has that story which forced at least six -- -- -- hit it really all spring. It got here. He's a lingering issue got jammed on a 68. Hour day. But and they could happen -- -- he did get jammed in the on the scoreboard. -- Davey but he may have been in the -- -- to maybe -- and -- a cortisone shot at some point you certainly don't want to rest the guys give them. But to see him at some point before Monday but -- and wanna make sure he is under percent rate ago that didn't. Terry and their season. Right well as spring training doesn't wind down. What questions remain for this team. Well there -- a lot but there is one spot. Probably in the bullpen. That it still up for grabs that what your reasons. Job to lose and he may be losing it because he's been all over the place now and it could be donation with his elbow and I wouldn't be attitude on the DL and he JC Romero and better and leapt at the district last week. Could sneak on the team. But also there are some guys any more work elsewhere probably closer we haven't seen it much -- he's gonna go back to. They indicate true story has gotten better the -- and a little bit of an erratic spring -- I think at this point. You just wanna see some of those relievers get more work but their arms open to sharpen themselves make sure they're in top form before opening day. Yeah opening day will be here very soon I think you very much mark Zuckerman we appreciate it. CSN Washington dot com.