A Springfield, Va. native, James Wagner grew up across the world, from Venezuela to Belgium to the Philippines, thanks to his father’s work. He is a 2008 graduate of the University of Virginia, and has since worked at the Los Angeles Times, San Gabriel Valley (Calif.) Tribune and Washington Post. Wagner joined the Post in August 2010 and, pror to covering the Nationals, covered high school sports across the region.
The former 2012 National touches on his new television career, his former team’s future and the players he still stays in touch with.
The 29-year-old right-hander shares his thoughts on the trade, Washington and his pitching style.
Mike Rizzo says the team’s goals now are to upgrade the bench and bullpen.
Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo is coy about Cano but says Anthony Rendon will open spring training as starting second baseman.