WASHINGTON – Opening Day is finally here, and big things are expected from the Washington Nationals after last year’s NL East-winning performance.
WTOP’s Craig Heist caught up with manager Davey Johnson and some of the Nats players for their take on last year, this year and more.
Davey Johnson on how he’s different as a manager compared to when he helmed the Orioles 16 years ago:
Center fielder Denard Span on what he brings to the table for the Nats:
Left fielder Bryce Harper on if other teams are gunning for the Nats:
Third baseman Ryan Zimmerman talks about the challenge of getting back to the playoffs:
First baseman Adam LaRoche on how what the Nats experienced last year should help them this year:
Shortstop Ian Desmond on being in the tough National League East:
Pitcher Stephen Strasburg on the importance of starting the season well:
Pitcher Gio Gonzalez on learning from the loss to the Cardinals last year in the playoffs: