What they each should be thankful for:
Nationals fans are thankful that Steve keeps this blog going . . . all year round (speaking of round, a round of applause for Steve, please!)
Mike Rizzo: that his boss tolerates workplace yelling better than Ray Knight’s.
Ryan Zimmerman: that he hasn’t forgotten how to be Mr. Walk-Off.
Max Scherzer: for the love of his wife, his daughter, his pack of odd-eyed pets, and Nationals fans who can’t wait to see him pitch every five days.
Bob Henley: that zombies are “in.”
Trea Turner: for a beautiful bride . . . and Super Two status. Their first dance should have been to “What a Difference a Day Makes.”
Juan Soto: his 2018 opportunities and the ability to make the best of them. His future’s so bright we gotta wear shades.
Victor Robles: that he completely recovered from his injury—and doesn’t have to compete with Juan Soto in the 2019 Rookie of the Year race. Also, he could have been a Marlin if rumors were correct about J.T. Realmuto trades.
Doooooooo: that Rizzo’s not building the 2019 bullpen on the cheap.
Fans of bullpen carts everywhere: Doooooooo.
Michael A. Taylor: that his highlight reel looks better than his stats.
Dave Martinez: his multi-year contract.
Aaron Barrett: that the Nationals continue to do the right thing.
Trevor Rosenthal: that his arm works. Still.
Kyle Barraclough: that he’s joining a good bear den . . . I mean bullpen.
Adam Eaton: that he has two of the cutest little boys on the planet. Oh, and modern surgical techniques.
Tanner Roark: a healthy little boy.
Stephen Strasburg: that he’s managed more post-injury comebacks than Rocky.
Sammy Solis: that he’s enjoying his offseason traveling the world.
Joe Ross: that early indications are that he’s in the 85% successful TJ surgery category.
Spencer Kieboom: that “Back-up catcher” is still a major league position with a major league salary attached.
Wilmer Difo: that Mike Rizzo has other priorities than an upgrade at second base.
Howie Kendrick: that Mike Rizzo has other priorities than an upgrade at second base.
Carter Kieboom: that Mike Rizzo is not afraid to call-up a position player mid-season and turn him into a star. Ask Bryce Harper, Anthony Rendon, Trea Turner, and Juan Soto. Victor Robles is hoping the same.
Kurt Suzuki: thankful for Home, Sweet Contract.
James Bourque: as he was thankful as the only player who was Rule 5 eligible who Rizzo added to the 40-man roster.
Mark Lerner: that he is on the road to full health and now the principal owner of the Washington Nationals
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