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Left fielder Michael Morse is the Washington Nationals player most likely to be moved, especially if the team re-signs free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Don’t be surprised, though, if second baseman Danny Espinosa also is the subject of trade discussions at the baseball winter meetings, which begin in Nashville on Monday.
Espinosa, 25, is likely to draw interest from teams who need either a second baseman or shortstop, and the Nats could be open to moving him in the right deal.
Steve Lombardozzi could replace Espinosa at second short-term, and top prospect Anthony Rendon eventually could end up at second if he does not replace Ryan Zimmerman at third.
Espinosa, in two-plus seasons, has batted .239 with 44 homers and a .727 OPS. His power is an asset. But in the past two seasons, he has struck out 166 and 189 times.
Last season, Espinosa started 119 games at second base as well as 34 at short when Ian Desmond was injured. He played short in college and early in his minor-league career.
— Ken Ros
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The hot stove is burning, and winter meetings start this week. There will be endless rumors of who is signing where and what player is available to be moved. One guy that seems to be on the block, according to multiple sources, is Nats second baseman Danny Espinosa. I’m not so sure he should be.
Espinosa certainly comes with his share of problems. Primarily, he led the National...
Looks like Davey borrowed Bam Bam's red contact lenses? Photo by @JustineWack on Twitter.
Missing from the photo, of course, is Adam LaRoche, who Davey invited to the first annual Davey Johnson Celebrity Invitational golf tournament in Orlando this weekend seemingly with the sole purpose of forcing LaRoche and Mike Rizzo (also in attendance) to be in the same room to expedite...
Following their acquisition of center fielder Denard Span
from the Minnesota Twins, the Washington Nationals are “definitely shopping”
first baseman/outfielder Mike Morse, reports Jayson Stark of ESPN.
In the wake of Denard Span deal, #Nationals are "definitely shopping Mike Morse a little bit," says AL exec. Could deal Morse & sign LaRoche
— Jayson Stark...
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Free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, who hit a
career-high 33 homers in 2012 with a strong line of .271/.343/.510/.853
while winning a Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award as both the top
Lidge is ready to retire. (MLB)
After several injury-riddled seasons and dealing with the loss of velocity on his fastball, it appears Brad Lidge is hangin’ ‘em up. Jayson Stark of ESPN broke the news via Twitter that Lidge, 35, will retire.
Last season, Lidge was cut by the Nationals after posting an ERA near 10 during his stint there. He was brought in for veteran leadership...
According to Jayson Stark of ESPN, relief pitcher Brad Lidge has informed his agents that he intends to retire.
Last season, Lidge signed a one-year deal with the Nationals. He spent time on the DL before coming off and posting a 9.64 era in 11 appearances while giving up 10 runs and walking 11. Lidge was released towards the end of June and spent the summer home with his family...
Brad Lidge is retiring. The former closer of the Houston Astros and Philadelphia Phillies informed his agents that his time in the big leagues was over. After spending last season recovering from another injury the once star closer decided that he wanted to have more family time.
Lidge will end his big league career with 255 saves. In 603 games he compiled a 3.54 ERA and a stunning...
unhd.com We'll always have your perfect 48 for 48 season, Brad. Jayson Stark of ESPN tweeted this evening that Brad Lidge has informed his agents, Rex Gary and Jim Turner, that he plans to retire. Lidge, 35, was a first-round pick from the Houston Astros. He spent 2002-2007 with the...
When the Washington Nationals shut down Stephen Strasburg in September, most of the collective baseball world felt the doom fall over the team. Sure, the team wasn't about to admit it. They were still a damn good team. But they were missing their ace, and they were heading into the playoffs without him. Ultimately, the Nats lost in five games in the Division Series....
The Tampa Bay Rays are discussing a potential trade with the
Nationals that would send one of the team’s starting pitchers, most likely
James Shields or Jeremy Hellickson, to Washington in exchange for Mike Morse,
Danny Espinosa and possibly more, reports Jim Bowden of ESPN.
James Loney and Rays close to one-year deal....Loney would replace Carlos Pena at 1B...also...