This could certainly help the Nats compete for a playoff spot.
breaking: Nats are on the verge of trading for Kelvin Herrera— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 18, 2018
Herrera has had a great season so far, with a mere 1.05 ERA and 0.818 WHIP in just over 25 innings pitched. He will be a valuable asset for a Nationals bullpen that could certainly use some improvement.
This seems to be a very smart move on Washington's part, as it also prevents the NL East-leading Atlanta Braves from chasing a trade for Herrera.
Mike Rizzo probably knows what he is doing here, as the Nats bullpen strength, or lack thereof, has hurt them is past seasons.
Nationals fans just hope that this acquisition can prevent them from their routine playoff collapses.
To lose in the first round again?— jake (@_jakegrant_) June 18, 2018
I guess we'll have to wait until October to find out.