The best team in baseball through the first month of the season was delt a major blow over the weekend. The Nationals lost outfielder Adam Eaton to a season-ending knee injury. Now the 17-8 Nationals have an interesting decision to make: trade for a replacement like Lorenzo Cain or stand pat and hope there's enough on the current roster to make a playoff run. The former means giving up more top prospects and effectively going all in while Bryce Harper is still in D.C. The latter means sticking with Michael Taylor—likely the worst offensive CF in baseball—for the sake of a longer championship window. Read more on what's next for the Nats at FanGraphs.
Former podcast guest Rob Mains has a good piece over at Baseball Prospectus today on Aaron Judge's unprecedented April. His power and size have everyone talking, but Mains highlights the important adjustments he has made in his approach at the plate.
Be sure to give Episode 91 of our podcast a listen. Peter delivers a couple great baseball interviews—one with our 6-year-old nephew and another with Red Sox writer Bill Ballou.