HBT Daily: Strasburg, dueling trade bait and the Tigers' J.V. lineup

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Tiffany and I are total pros. Watch this video and see if there’s any way to tell that 20 seconds before we started taping we were discussing the merits of White Castle hamburgers and whether Takeru Kobayashi is a prima donna.
 

 

Daniel Murphy had microfracture surgery on his right knee

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The Nationals announced today that second baseman Daniel Murphy had surgery on his right knee. The surgery: a debridement and microfracture procedure, which is pretty major.

The team’s comment about Murphy’s prognosis makes it sound major too: “rehab will begin immediately and will progress throughout the offseason.” No timetable. Just that it “will progress.” Well, I’d hope so. Let’s see if he’s ready for spring training.

Murphy hit .322/.384/.543, hit 23 homers and knocked in 93 RBI. Assuming he’s ready for the 2018 season, he’ll ply his trade for a new manager.