Mailbag: Should Steve Adams go after another bat?
With the Nationals in a battle for a playoff spot, fans want to know what can be done to help the team improve in the AL EAST.
With Washington in the battle of a playoff spot, do you think Steve Adams should go get another bat.
Lombard hasn't been the same since his injury.
Murphy isn't ready yet, maybe an experienced veteran would be a good idea.
Dave B, North Virginia.
Dave, the team is in need of a miraculous streak to catch the Yankees who now sit 6 games in front of Washington, there has been talk Adams may indeed go after a veteran bat.
Steve Finley's name has been mentioned a few times in trade discussions.
As for Lombard he still has back problems and has changed his swing which apparently has not helped him either. He may have to go back on the disabled list.
What's Alex Rodriguez's current status? I heard he's going to sit out a few games.
John A, New York.
Alex is currently experiencing pain in his knee. Doctors have told him to sit out a few games, they don't think it's anything serious. Tomorrow he will fly to North Carolina to get a second opinion.
Toby Hall has been a great surprise for the Nats, is a contract extension in the works?
Tara, Johnston NY.
Steve Adams has met with Toby's agent a few times but has refused to comment on the stiruation. Hall may be signed or he may go, there is a 50-50 chance here.
Was trading Frank Diaz a bad move?
I think it was, Diaz was showing the potential he had, in my opinion, he'd become even better than Morgan Ensbergm but, to get good players, you have to sacrifice some.
Should Polanco bat third since Ensberg Bay and Rodriguez haven't been producing?
Jammy K, South Virginia
That's an idea but Polanco is very valuable leading off, he leads the majors in hits and has good speed. Lombard could lead but I don't see that happening.
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