We are just one step closer to baseball .
The Washington Nationals have declared their 2019 Spring training program, together with report dates.
The Nationals have said they wish to signal Rendon into a long-term expansion. And Rendon, who’s set to be a free agent after the 2019 period, has expressed interest in staying in Washington. Those would be the easiest elements of this equation. The way both sides arrive, when they’ll — or, above all, if they are going to — is where the negative rests.
If Rendon collapses to a one-piece bargain this week, expansion discussions would probably spill in the year and, from there, he’d get nearer to becoming a free agent next winter. If the Nationals don’t repay this week, then there appears to be a much better prospect of an expansion being agreed upon until the season st