Bits: Werth, Harper deliver for Nationals

While Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper made news Monday by coming off the disabled list and -- naturally -- smacking an opposite-field home run in his very first at-bat, fellow outfielder Jayson Werth was the one who finished with an eye-opening five RBIs as the team dismantled overrated Yovani Gallardo and the Milwaukee Brewers. There seems to be little to say about Harper; despite him missing all of June with knee woes, I still think he's going to hit 30 home runs and garner MVP votes when the Nationals make a playoff run. He's universally owned and I'd buy low, especially in a dynasty league, because he's a first-round pick perhaps as soon as 2014.

With Werth, however, I'm more inclined to take his excellent work from the past two days and sell high, and quickly. For one, it's tough to generate optimism about his health. Werth missed half of last season after breaking his left wrist on a defensive play, and after serving a disabled list stint for a hamstring injury most of this May, he hurt his groin a few weeks later. The guy is 34 years old. On Monday, Werth singled and doubled in five at-bats, a day after he singled, homered, walked twice and scored four runs in a demolition of the New York Mets.