Once again, it's time to check off some items on my "TIDU List" — Things I Don't Understand:
Bryce Harper made his return to the Washington Nationals' lineup Wednesday night, but it was in a new place: center field. The outfielder, who missed the past six games with a tight left calf, played just 20 of his 109 minor league games last year in center.
The word "Detroit" is stitched across the chest of Prince Fielder now. He wears the navy and white uniform his father once wore and has made himself at home with his new team.
If not for his swing, the unassuming nature with which Anthony Rendon has gone about his first major league camp might fool you into thinking he's just another non-roster invitee. The Washington Nationals' 2011 first-round draft pick, the player many considered the best position prospect, isn't bombastic or verbose.
Most mornings, Bryce Harper sits at his locker inside the Washington Nationals' clubhouse and chats quietly with Jason Michaels.
Rick Ankiel's new batting stance is already paying dividends. Ankiel hit his first spring homer and the Washington Nationals beat the New York Mets 3-1 on Monday.
With less than a month to go before opening day, baseball at last decided who's in and who's out come October.
Ever since he became the Washington Nationals' very first draft pick, Ryan Zimmerman wanted to stay with the club for the long haul.
Bryce Harper knew this was coming. When he arrived at the clubhouse for Washington's first full-squad workout of spring training, his teammates sent him a not-so-subtle message.