The Nats Have Built A Contending Roster Without Bryce Harper. What If He Stays?

After spending the offseason figuring their star was headed elsewhere, Washington could find itself pleasantly surprised.

Where is the market for Bryce Harper? Whose dog did Manny Machado kick?

And how smart-plus-lucky do the Washington Nationals look right now?

The Nats’ offseason Plan B — to rebuild their roster on the assumption free agent Harper would leave — now has a chance to become an amazing A-plus.

This winter the Nats have added Patrick Corbin, Yan Gomes, Kurt Suzuki, Trevor Rosenthal, Anibal Sanchez, Kyle Barraclough, Matt Adams and, this week, Brian Dozier. What if Harper comes back to D.C., too?