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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.
When your team wins 98 games, you don't get to talk about useless or impactless players from that season very often. This is absolutely one of those exceptions. Xavier Nady
Nady was pulled off of his couch in spring training with virtually no opportunity to make the team. He was even signed to a minor league deal. But enough injuries allowed the veteran journeyman to make it onto the Nats Opening Day roster in 2012.
He's never been an exceptional defender, and his offense had declined steadily over the past three to four seasons. Nevertheless, Nady found his way into 40 games for the Nationals before being released in late July. During that time, he mustered a pitiful .157/.211/.275 slash line and 24 strikeouts in just 102 at-bats.
The Nats merciful release of Nady turned out pretty well for him. He landed with the San Francisco Giants, who went on to win the World Series. That's right, folks. Xavier Nady, who amassed a -0.6 WAR last season, will be getting a World Series championship ring. Something isn't quite right with that.
Next year: The 34-year-old Nady is still a free agent, but he will land with a team and serve as a fourth outfielder and bench player. It may not happen until spring training when teams really evaluate their needs, but it's only a matter of time.
Next up: #22 Drew Storen
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Xavier Nady and the Kansas City Royals have agreed to a minor league contract.
The 34-year-old outfielder is a .270 career hitter with 101 home runs and 406 RBIs during 11 seasons in the majors. He has played for the Padres, Mets, Pirates, Yankees, Cubs, Diamondbacks, Nationals and Giants.
Nady spent last season with Washington and San Francisco, hitting a combined .184 with four...
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The Kansas City Royals have signed Xavier Nady to a minor league deal. Nady appeared in 59 games in the 2012 season, splitting time between Washington and San Francisco.
Nady batted .184/.253/.316 with four home runs in 152 at-bats last season.
The last time Nady was a productive part of a team was the 2008 season. That year he set career highs with a .305 batting average, 25 home...
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The Giants do not appear to be any closer to signing Brian Wilson says Henry Schulman of the San Francisco...
Andres Torres is returning to the San Francisco Giants, who gave the outfielder his first chance as a regular two years ago.
Torres signed a $2 million, one-year contract Thursday with the reigning World Series champions. He passed a physical to finalize the deal, the Giants said.
''Great to have him back!'' manager Bruce Bochy wrote in a text message. ''...
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Andres Torres is back. I’m surprisingly non-conflicted about this.
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Organizational Talent Rankings via Baseball America
2012 (21) | 2011 (24) | 2010 (29) | 2009 (8) | 2008 (16)
2012 Affiliate Records
MLB: [94-68] NL West
AAA: [74-70] Pacific Coast League – Fresno
AA: [70-71] Eastern League – Richmond
A+: [75-65] California State League – San Jose
A: [69-70] South Atlantic League – Augusta
A(ss): [32-44] Northwest League — Salem-Keiser...
The San Francisco Giants are welcoming back a fan favorite! Outfielder Andres Torres has agreed to terms with the Giants for a one-year deal, worth $2 million reports Andrew Baggarly of CSNBayArea.com (via Twitter links).
Torres hit .230 for the Mets with 3 homers and 35 RBI in 132 games. The Mets non-tendered Torres earlier this offseason.
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In the ninety-sixth episode, Thomas and Danny finally come back to the microphone to talk about the new contracts for Angel Pagan, Marco Scutaro, and Jeremy Affeldt, the bullpen picture without Brian Wilson, potential left fielders, hopes and dreams, and give away prizes.
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. The Kansas City Royals announced today that the club has signed outfielder Xavier Nady to a minor league contract for the 2013 season. The club plans to announce Major League Spring Training invitations at a later date.
Nady, 34, has played 11 seasons in the Major Leagues with the Padres (2000, 2003-05), Mets (2006), Pirates (2006-08), Yankees (2008-09), Cubs ...
Outfielder Andres Torres is returning to the San Francisco Giants, agreeing Thursday to a $2 million, one-year contract.
Torres must pass a physical to finalize the deal, Giants vice president of baseball operations Bobby Evans said.
The 34-year-old Torres spent last season with the New York Mets following three years with the Giants. He hit .230 this year with three home runs...
Andres Torres returned to the San Francisco Giants Thursday, after agreeing to a one-year, $2 million guaranteed contract, according to CSN Bay Area. The deal is pending a physical. Torres could platoon with Gregor Blanco in left field. Torres, 34, played for the Giants from 2009-11, and had his best season in 2010, when he batted .268 with 16 homers, 43 doubles and 26 steals...
Andrew Baggarly of CSN Bay Area is reporting that Andres Torres is heading back to the San Francisco Giants and that the two sides have agreed on a one-year deal pending a physical.
Torres rejoins the Giants as a fourth outfielder after starting in centerfield for them from 2009-11 before they traded him to the Mets for Angel Pagan last offseason.
Torres posted a slash of .230...
The San Francisco Giants have signed Andres Torres to a one year deal. Torres will serve as the teams fourth outfielder. The deal is worth $2 million according to the San Jose Mercury News.
Torres, 34, hit just .230 last season while playing for the New York Mets. He played three years for the Giants from 2009-2011.
The best season of Torres career came during the Giants’ 2010...