Happy Leap Day! Hopefully the Nats will LEAP into some Spring Training success this weekend (my fingers totally made that awful pun on their own). It’s a lot of hurry up and wait until then, but where there’s baseball, there’s news. Leggo!
-Apparently its unlucky if you’re a young Nats pitcher and DON’T have Tommy John surgery. Sammy Solis will join the TJ club with Strasburg and Zimmermann soon. [Federal Baseball]
-Ian Desmond has shed a few pounds, but he’ll have to really step up to shed those expectations in 2012. [Comak]
-Possibly the most devastating news in a while: Bryce Harper is off Twitter. The Nationals are such fun-suckers. [Nats Enquirer]
-Everything involving Adam LaRoche’s recovery seems to be going well and right on schedule. [District on Deck]
-Ah, the enigma that is Ryan Mattheus. He has the talent to be a permanent bullpen presence, but will he be able to string together enough performances to earn it? [Nats Journal]