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As the 2012-2013 season came to a disappointing close, Washington Nationals GM & President of Baseball Operations Mike Rizzo already had his mind set on how he could improve the team this offseason. Sure, the team could have stood pat with the group they had and simply hoped that last season was an anomaly riddled with injuries, poor situational hitting, and below average team defense. Instead, the Washington Nationals quietly made several ripples in the MLB free agency pond, along with one big splash.
The move to acquire Doug Fister makes an already impressive rotation even more dangerous.
People would likely assume that the Doug Fister trade was the biggest move of the offseason for the Washington Nationals, and its tough to argue with the logic. Fister (4.1 pWAR) essentially replacing the departed Dan Haren (0.0 pWAR) in the fourth slot in the rotation, making this pitching staff even more impressive than it already was. Not only does Fister bring a more reliable and younge...
BEST OF MAXIM
OF Corey Brown was hoping for a shot to be the Washington Nationals fourth outfielder, providing key depth for starters Bryce Harper, Jayson Werth, and Denard Span. That hope dissipated a week and half ago when the Nationals signed free agent Nate McLouth.
For Brown to get a proper shot, he would need a trade. Where better for the Nats to seek a trade than the Oakland A’s....
The Oakland A's have made yet another trade with the Washington Nationals, this time re-acquiring former first-round pick Corey Brown from the Nats for cash considerations. Brown had been DFA'd by Washington last week.
The Oakland Athletics selected outfielder Corey Brown 59th overall in the first round of the 2007 MLB Amateur Draft.
Several years after being drafted by the Athletics, he was traded to the Washington Nationals in 2010 along with Henry Rodriguez for Josh Willingham. During his time in the Minors, Brown has hit 123 home runs, 409 RBI’s on top of a batting line of .267/.351/.484...
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Billy Beane added yet another move to the Athletics' list of offseason acquisitions on Thursday afternoon, picking up outfielder Corey Brown from the Washington Nationals for cash considerations. The news was announced on Oakland's official Twitter feed not long after ESPN's Buster Olney reported the move.The #Athletics have acquired OF Corey Brown from the #Nationals...