Nats' Espinosa has tough day all-around, Gio trending in wrong direction

Leftover notes and observations from the Nats' 7-6 loss to the Atlanta Braves on Sunday afternoon at Turner Field…Espinosa has tough day all-around: Danny Espinosa
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Espinosa coming around, Difo and Severino produce in a pinch

Leftover notes and observations from the Nats' 8-3 win over the Diamondbacks on Wednesday afternoon…Espinosa is coming around: Danny Espinosa had the best month of
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
26 days ago  |  Discuss

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
July 11, 2016  |  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
June 23, 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’s attempt to reveal his baby’s gender was an epic fail (VIDEO)

Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa tried to do a baseball-themed baby gender reveal, but it didn’t go as planned. TMZ has the video of Espinosa attempting to bust open a stroller-shaped pinata with a baseball bat. But when the major leaguer makes contact with the pinata, it goes up into the tree it was hanging from. Espinosa’s swing had a little too much on it...
Via The Sports Daily
March 15, 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...
Via Yardbarker
December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals trade rumors: Danny Espinosa edition

It’s no secret that the Washington Nationals will face an excess of position players once Bryce Harper returns from injury next week, but Manager Matt Williams insists he has a plan to combat the potential problem. Whether the organization’s plan involves a trade is still unknown, but if they do trade a player who is currently in the majors, it will most likely be Danny Espinosa...
Via isportsweb.com
June 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: The Danny Espinosa problem persists

The Washington Nationals were pleasantly surprised by Danny Espinosa’s early season progress, but his solid start has quickly turned into another slump. As the opening month of the season ended, Espinosa was hitting a reliable .288 with a .341 on-base percentage and .828 OPS. To go along with his solid bat, Espinosa was playing a stellar second base and was adequately subbing...
Via isportsweb.com
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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