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Nationals Seeking Long-Term Center Fielder, But Happy To Have Rick Ankiel For Now

Nationals Seeking Long-Term Center Fielder, But Happy To Have Rick Ankiel For Now

Nationals Seeking Long-Term Center Fielder, But Happy To Have Rick Ankiel For Now

"In today's paper, I had some fun with the Nationals' bleak and muddled center field history and their mission to change it. Basically, they're a little stuck in the middle now — they would like a long-term solution, but it needs to be a perfect fit in order to block the ascension of minor league trio Michael Taylor, Brian Goodwin and Eury Perez.

The Nationals have yet to find that perfect fit, and so for now the spinning wheel has landed on Rick Ankiel. At 32, Ankiel is not the long-term answer the Nationals are looking for. But they feel comfortable with Ankiel. He may have finished last year with lackluster offensive numbers, partly owing to two nagging injuries, but he remains one of the best athletes in baseball, the kind who other major leaguers gawk at. "

 

 

By Truth and rumors
Friday, 2 Mar 2012

 

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  • jenny_foxie said: The centerfielder is now happy where he is. I guess he is thankful to have this opportunity. - Lindsay Rosenwald 10:39AM 04/14/14
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