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Is Denard Span the missing piece that the Washington Nationals feel they need to get over the top? With BJ Upton landing in Atlanta, the Nats finally got the man they’ve been chasing for a few years in Span.
Washington blew away the competition during the 2012 regular season before falling victim to some standard St. Louis Cardinal October magic.
It’s actually hard to imagine a team that needs much less help than Washington. Davey Johnson leads a team onto the field in 2013 that possesses nothing short of jaw-dropping talent.
With Span, Johnson now has what the organization feels to be an everyday centerfielder and leadoff hitter. Just as rumors of Michael Bourn to Washington started to catch fire, Span enters the mix.
Span is signed through 2014 with a club option for ’15. Next year he will make $3M and then get a raise to $4.75M in 2014 before the option year.
The breakout season by Ian Desmond answered one of the very questions they had heading into 2012. Danny Espino...
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Welp, Gio Gonzalez is about to get a lot more popular. That is, of course, if this is really him.Friday, the Washington Nationals pitcher went Canseco on his close to 57,000 Twitter followers and tweeted his phone number.Twice. Be prepared for the inevitable "I was hacked" or the tweets to be removed from Gonzalez's timeline.
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.
Chad Tracy was picked up before the 2012 season began as a role...
MLB Network aired its Top 50 Blasts of 2012 Friday night, and three Nats bombs made the list. Up above, #14, a screen cap of Mike Morse's 465' blast on July 20.
And then there was Tyler Moore's 462 ft. bomb at Coors Field on June 26, #21:
And of course, another blast by Morse, #47 on the list: a 452 foot bomb in Philly on September 27 which sent the Nats bullpen...
On Tuesday, Nationals beat writer William Ladson, tweeted that he expects the Nats to non-tender lefthanded starting pitcher John Lannan on Friday. Ladson also added that he believed Lannan would be a solid fit for the Mets.
I took a quick glance at Lannan’s career numbers and the first thing that came to mind was, “I’ve seen these numbers before”. I was looking at a lefthanded...
When the Washington National placed Stephen Strasburg on an innings limit prior to the 2012 MLB season, not too many people paid that close attention to what effect the decision could have toward the end of the season. After all, the Nationals had never made the playoffs, so although they made a few nice offseason moves, few expected them to compete in the stacked National League...
After years of trying to get Denard Span off the Twins, the Nationals have finally got their man. My first thoughts:
Span give the Nats a legitimate leadoff hitter and lets them put Jayson Werth lower in the lineup.
He finally gives them a real centerfielder. This will allow them to move Bryce Harper to left where he belongs producing an outfield of Harper-Span-Werth that rivals...
The Red Sox and Twins may have some new neighbors in Fort Myers.
According to the Washington Post, the Nationals are interested in leaving their spring training home in Viera, Fla. to move into the City of Palms Park –– the Red Sox’ old spring training facility.
But Lee County officials are mired in a financial bind, having committed $80 million to fund the Red Sox’ new facility...