Found August 19, 2013 on The Outside Corner:
The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Cubs in exchange for a player to be named later, and in a corresponding move, have released outfielder Roger Bernadina. The 33-year old DeJesus is a pretty solid player, yet this trade makes no sense to me from Washington's point of view. Bryce Harper has an outfield spot locked down for years in DC. Jayson Werth's contract is so awful that the Nationals couldn't move him if they wanted to (not that they would, since Werth has been playing some pretty good baseball lately). That leaves Denard Span as the odd man out, but Span is four years younger than DeJesus and signed through next season with an option for 2015. DeJesus has an option on his deal for next season at $6.5 million. Essentially, this is a depth move for next year, but paying a bench player $6.5 million is ludicrous, especially for a team that already has $81 million committed to next year's payroll and as many as nine pl...

Nationals get OF DeJesus in trade with Cubs

The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder David DeJesus in a trade with the Chicago Cubs. The deal bolsters Washington's bench as it tries to make an improbable late run for a playoff spot. Coming into the day, the Nationals trailed Cincinnati by 9 1/2 games for the NL's second wild-card slot. The Cubs receive a player to be named. They also save about $2.5 million...

Cubs trade DeJesus, break out of offensive funk

The Cubs hope saving about $2.5 million after trading David DeJesus to the Nationals is only part of their latest look toward the future. For starters the dealing of DeJesus for a player to be named will give other players a chance to prove they can help revamp a stagnant offense. "The biggest thing is figuring things out offensively" general manager Jed Hoyer said Monday...

Nationals acquire outfielder David DeJesus from Cubs's Danny Knobler reports that the Nationals have acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Cubs in exchange for a player to be named. DeJesus 33 is batting .250/.330/.401 this season. For his career he owns an OPS+ of 106 across parts of 11 major-league seasons. DeJesus is capable of playing all three outfield positions and this season has manned center on a regular basis.

Nationals' scratch Bryce Harper but use him late as game goes extras

The Washington Nationals had intended to let Bryce Harper take the night off last night.  He was hit twice on Friday and suffered a bruise on his his left forearm.  The Atlanta Braves have hit Harper three of the four times he's been hit by a pitch this year.  Davey Johnson's plans for a night off for Harper only lasted so long before the team needed to press him into...

Bryce Harper on umpire Marvin Hudson: "I just told him how good he was and how good he looked."

And so, Bryce Harper was called out on a check swing to end the game by third base umpire Marvin Hudson, and just like that the Nats drop 2 of 3 to the Braves. Meanwhile, there's nothing like an umpire sticking himself right into the mix when you have a match-up like Harper-Kimbrell with a game on the line in the 9th. Here's Harper on Hudson's call: "I think...

One percent owned Chris Rusin among two start pitchers to watch

Chris Rusin – Chicago Cubs (2-2 / 3.06 ERA) vs. WSH (Dan Haren) & @SD (Andrew Cashner)   Chris Rusin picked up his second win of the season two starts ago when he pitched six scoreless innings while striking out five Cardinals. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) Rusin has given up only eight runs over his five starts and two or fewer in four of those five starts since being called...

Phillies Reportedly "Considering" Roger Bernadina

Today the Washington Nationals acquired outfielder David De Jesus from the Chicago Cubs, requiring that the team made a roster move. That corresponding move was the release of outfielder Roger Bernadina. According to CSN's Jim Salisbury, the Phillies are showing some interest. Bernadina has struggled greatly this year, hitting just...

WATCH: Anthony Rizzo makes catch of foul ball over rail and on top of dugout

Chicago Cubs 1B Anthony Rizzo deserves hazard pay in the visitor’s dugout at Wrigley Field.  Not only did he navigate the visitors dugout rail, but also managed to get his glove on TOP of the dugout to make the catch of a foul ball from the bat of Yadier Molina.  Watch (courtesy of   Be sure to like our Facebook Page Or follow us on Twitter - David Whitlock Follow...

No suspensions for Nats Strasburg, Johnson

Major League Baseball has determined neither Stephen Strasburg nor Davey Johnson will be suspended after each was ejected from the Nationals' game Saturday night in Atlanta essentially ruling Strasburg did not intentionally throw at Braves shortstop Andrelton Simmons. No announcement has been made by MLB regarding the situation but a league source said the commissioner's...

Nats acquire OF DeJesus from Cubs

The Washington Nationals on Monday acquired outfielder David DeJesus from the Cubs on Monday after claiming him on waivers, according to a major-league source.

Drunk Cardinals Fan Attempts To Kick Cubs Fan, Fails Miserably

The St. Louis Cardinals played a weekend series against the Chicago Cubs — a series that started with a 7-0 win by the Cubs on Friday night. After the one-sided shutout, a drunk Cardinals fan took to the streets to defend his team’s honor, approaching a clearly unfazed Cubs fan. After a brief round of “come at me, bro” posturing, he attempted to kick said Cubs fan. Key word...

Nats Go North To Face NL Central's Last-Place Cubs

After yet another disappointing – though hard-fought – series loss to their division-rival Atlanta Braves, the Washington Nationals (60-63) will head north for a contest against a less formidable foe: the Chicago Cubs (53-70). With the second-worst record in the National League, the Cubs are much farther out of the postseason equation than even the Nationals, who are hanging...

Can I Get You a Cup of Coffee?

This is the time of the year when MLB clubs begin to rearrange the deck-chairs, as contenders look to solidify their post-season rosters with a last minute waiver deal or two prior to the August 31st post-season roster eligibility deadline, and clubs that are out of contention bring up players from the minors to get a look at guys who might (or might not) have a future with the club...
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