PORT ST. LUCIE, Fla. - If you're the type that is not interested in or amused by media meltdowns, skip this paragraph. There will be Nationals news waiting on the other side of it. Otherwise, here's my current situation: Like most of the Mets media, I'm camped out in the press workroom at Digital Domain Park, apparently the only place in the stadium that has working wi-fi. The Mets writers have sat down here for years, presumably for the same reason. And it doesn't get fixed. So the choice today is apparently between Web connectivity and watching the game live. Good thing I was planning to go sit in the stands anyway. I'll probably be shuttling back and forth between here and there to post updates.
Moving on: The news from manager Jim Riggleman's media session this morning is that the Nationals will likely make their next round of cuts late this week. They'll be past the deadline to send players on their 40-man roster out of major league camp by the end of the week, and Riggleman said the Nationals would likely make changes to the roster sometime after Thursday's split-squad games with the Mets and Astros. It's not hard to read between those lines about who might be in that next round of cuts.
(If you need a hint, he's the youngest player in camp.)
"I'm anticipating (we'll make cuts) soon after that split squad," Riggleman said. "We wouldn't necessarily do anything on Friday, but we would start having some strong discussions about that."