The Nationals Clubhouse Is Reportedly A "Mess"

On the day before MLB’s trade deadline, Yahoo’s Jeff Passan has come in hot with juicy locker room gossip that should bring a smile to fans of the Braves and Phillies: the Nationals locker room is in disarray! Yes. The day after Trea Turner was outed for some not-so-great tweets from his past, Passan cites sources who say the underperforming Nats clubhouse is a “mess.”
There’s not one specific issue as the story touches on manager Davey Martinez not meshing well with the entire team and Bryce Harper openly pining for better teammates, specifically JT Realmuto.
From Yahoo:

Some of the blame, they said, falls on first-year manager Dave Martinez, who replaced the popular Dusty Baker when Nationals ownership declined to renew his contract after back-to-back NL East championships. While Martinez has forged good relationships with a number of the Nationals’ stars, including Bryce Harper, a number of players feel marginalized, according to sources.
One recent example, they said, was following Saturday’s loss to Miami. J.T. Realmuto, the Marlins’ All-Star catcher and a player coveted by the Nationals all winter, blooped a bases-loaded single down the right-field line for a walk-off victory. Harper’s response after the game: “If that guy was on our side, it wouldn’t have happened. Tough luck.”
A number of people inside the organization saw Harper’s comment as unprofessional and potentially divisive among his teammates, according to sources. Though all acknowledged the seed of truth in it, they also wondered why the Nationals would need Realmuto to win when they haven’t done so with a surfeit of talent already.

It goes without saying but the Nats should absolutely trade Bryce Harper to the Oakland Athletics for some prospects before the deadline. The A’s can have a mercenary for three months to take out the Yankees in the Wild Card game, and the Nats can just re-sign him in the offseason like the Yankees did with Aroldis Chapman a few years back. Total win win.
The Nats are currently 52-53 and are six games behind in both the NL East and NL Wild Card.

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