Found December 21, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
Sure, this old news in internet time, but we'd be remiss if we didn't get in just one "OMG Danny Espinosa's beard!" post. Just look at that thing. (Photo by @SaraBethMosher, via Chase Hughes CSN Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

Danny Espinosa’s Winter Beard Is Thick (PHOTO)

Danny Espinosa has always appeared to be able to grow a beard on a day’s notice. This is what happens when you give him two months (via CSN D.C.): He should be full Brian Wilson by the time pitchers and catchers report. In other Nats/ex-Nats news, the Cubs are giving Edwin Jackson 20 times what the Phillies gave John Lannan. Good for that MFer.

2012 Player-By-Player Wrap Up: Drew Storen

Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez with about two posts per week until Spring Training. Enjoy. Drew Storen has been the topic for many, many offseason conversations...

Brewers sign LHP Gorzelanny

Free-agent lefty Tom Gorzelanny agreed to a two-year deal with the Brewers, according to a Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel report. The deal is contingent on a physical, which is scheduled for Friday. Gorzelanny spent 2012 with the Washington Nationals, but was non-tendered by the team instead of offering arbitration. The 30-year-old could be used as a starter or reliever for the...

Bryce Harper will be spending the End of the World on a beach somewhere.

And so, while you're sitting around waiting for the end of the world on Friday, stunned that Scott Boras got Edwin Jackson 4 years and $52 million and Ted Lerner wasn't involved, and/or waiting for the Washington Nationals to sign Adam LaRoche, take comfort in the fact that Bryce Harper is waiting out the end of the world on vacation on a beach with his family and his girlfriend...

Brewers reach two-year deal with Tom Gorzelanny

The Brewers have signed LHP Tom Gorzelanny to a two-year deal, Tom Haudricourt of the Journal Sentinel reports. The deal is contingent on him passing a physical which is scheduled for Friday. Gorzelanny became a free agent after the Nationals non-tendered him. Last season with the Nationals, Gorzelanny went 4-2 with a 2.88 ERA in 45 games. He posted a 7.8 K/9 and has been used as...

Report: Cubs closing in on Edwin Jackson

The Chicago Cubs are closing in on four-year, $52 million deal with free-agent pitcher Edwin Jackson, according to an ESPN The Magazine report. Jackson, 29, went 10-11 with a 4.03 ERA in 189 2/3 innings with the Washington Nationals in 2012, after signing a one-year, $11-million deal with them. The Nationals didn't make a qualifying offer, so they won't receive draft-pick...

Report: Cubs, Edwin Jackson Agree to Four-Year, $52 Million Contract

Edwin Jackson is only 29 years old, but he’s already played for seven Major League Baseball franchises. While that may be a red flag to a lot of teams, the Chicago Cubs are about to give the right-hander a lot of money to join his eighth club.’s Patrick Mooney reports that Jackson has agreed to a four-year contract worth $52 million. The 29-year-old is coming off...

Crew Signs Gorzelanny

  (Editor's Note: This is the debut post but new contibutor Dakota Schmidt, who has written about sports for and, among others.  -NM)   The rebuilding of the Brewers bullpen continued with the signing of left-handed reliever / spot starter Tom Gorzelanny to reported two-year deal that will pay around $6 million. The addition...

Cubs Sign Edwin Jackson

Last winter, I was flummoxed at the league’s apparent lack of interest in Edwin Jackson. He’d just put up his third straight solid season at age 27, and had established himself as a durable, effective +3 to +4 win starter. Unfortunately, in that post, I made a pretty bad assumption: Someone’s going to get a steal with Edwin Jackson, and given what he’s likely to do for...

Cubs finally get their starter in Edwin Jackson

After failing to trade for Dan Haren of the Angels and failing to sign Anibal Sanchez of the Tigers, the Chicago Cubs finally have the veteran starting pitcher they've been craving: journeyman Edwin Jackson, who the team agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with on Thursday, substantially less than the $80 million that Sanchez got over five years from the Tigers. Jackson...

Mike Gonzalez fielding bids from two teams

by: Parker Perry @ParkerPerry_ Left handed reliever Mike Gonzalez is down to two teams, according to Jim Bowden  [via MLB Trade Rumors] The Washington Nationals and Cincinnati Reds are the finalist for the solid reliever whose agent is Scott Boras. Gonzalez pitched for the Nationals last year. He posted a 3.03 ERA last season, but tailed off in September. Quite Frankly...
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