What’s Gotten Into Danny Espinosa?

Entering this season, it was seen as a fait accompli that the Nationals would call up Trea Turner to start at shortstop on May 31, when it would be assured that the team would have an extra year of contractual control on the young shortstop. Danny Espinosa “won” the job in the spring, but he was simply a placeholder, intended to keep the six spot warm until the rookie arrived...
Via The Nats Blog
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats in the All-Star Game: Did Espinosa get robbed?

CSN Nationals insider Chase Hughes discusses the four Nats players to be selected to the 2016 All-Star Game and wonders if Danny Espinosa deserved to
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa named National League player of the week

Nationals shortstop Danny Espinosa was named the National League player of the week Tuesday, which is entirely unsurprising given he drove in as many runs in the Nationals’ four-game series as the team’s opponent. He homered from both sides of the plate in two of four games, hit grand slams in each of those and finished with 15 […]
Via Nationals Journal
17 days ago  |  Discuss

I Mustache Why You Don’t Own Danny Espinosa?… And The Top 100 Hitters, Week 14

Now, to be fair, the player profile pictures for Danny Espinosa are dated and not fully current. But I'll be damned if he doesn't own the belt for the best profile picture in recent history. Outside of sleepy Adam Jones, you just can't beat what awaits you when you click on the Creeper of the Week's profile picture on any single site you choose to play fantasy baseball on. Go ...
Via Razzball
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa becomes first National to homer from both sides of the plate in same game

Years of waiting and months of rumors about his successor funneled into a moment of redemption for Danny Espinosa Thursday night. Two moments, actually. The first came in the third inning when the Washington Nationals shortstop stepped to the top step of the home dugout at Nationals Park after he hit a grand slam to put the Nationals […]
Via Nationals Journal
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa, Trea Turner, and the Value of Patience

When the Nationals decided to begin the year with Danny Espinosa as their starting shortstop, with top prospect Trea Turner beginning the year back in Triple-A, it was widely seen as another example of a team manipulating the service time rules in order to extend their controllable years over a valuable player. That narrative was seemingly reinforced when the Nationals stuck with...
Via Fangraphs
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa Is Powering out of Slump with Home Run Surge

Embed from Getty Images After going 0-for-3 in a May 25 Nationals’ loss to the Mets, Danny Espinosa had seemingly hit rock bottom at the plate. His batting average dropped to .199 with his slugging percentage being a dismal .281. He appeared to be headed to another unproductive season, bringing in questioning about the team’s choice to him at shortstop to essentially replace...
Via KCM Sports
June 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper drops big fat F-bomb on umpire Brian Knight

Bryce Harper was ejected during the 9th inning of the Washington Nationals’ 5-4 walk-off win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday, but he got the last word in the form of a huge F-bomb dropped on umpire Brian Knight. Harper was upset with a strike call that punched out teammate Danny Espinosa to start the bottom of the ninth and couldn’t believe he had been ejected. The next batter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals no longer using photo of bearded Danny Espinosa on jumbotron

The Washington Nationals are no longer using a photo of a bearded Danny Espinosa on the jumbotron during home games, and the shortstop as well as his fans do not seem too pleased about the development. At the start of the season, the photo used for Espinosa when he was up to bat showed him with a bushy beard: Danny Espinosa looks like one of the Soggy Bottom boys in his lineup...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa says shortstop is 'where home is for me'

Danny Espinosa is one determined fellow. And we aren't just talking about the hardihood with which he grew a mustache that could double as a character on "The Muppets."The 28-year-old was drafted by the Washington Nationals as a shortstop but has predominantly played second base in his six years in Washington. Per The Washington Post, Espinosa is looking toward 2016 as his opportunity...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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