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Espinosa Trade Could Not Be Much More Ideal

When the Washington Nationals picked up Adam Eaton back in December, Danny Espinosa became dispensable. The Nationals’ move automatically meant speedster Trea Turner would be making the conversion to shortstop. This certainly posed a problem for Espinosa. writer Maria Guardado composed an article this past Friday that noted Espinosa’s stance toward his old team back East...
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2 days ago

Angels' Espinosa eager for Orange County homecoming in trade

TEMPE, Ariz. (AP) Growing up three miles from Angel Stadium, Danny Espinosa got to watch all the heroes of the 2002 Anaheim Angels championship team: Troy Percival, Garret Anderson, Tim Salmon and Darin Erstad, among others. Now, he's getting to play at the ballpark where his parents had season tickets. Espinosa got the break most players only dream about when the Washington...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

SoCal native Espinosa embraces new team

Danny Espinosa knew his days in Washington were numbered after the Nationals acquired outfielder Adam Eaton from the White Sox in December. Eaton was slated to play center field for the Nationals, meaning Trea Turner would move back to his natural shortstop position and displace Espinosa.
5 days ago

Angels avoid arbitration with new 2B Danny Espinosa

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) Second baseman Danny Espinosa has agreed to a $5,425,000, one-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels, avoiding salary arbitration with his new team. Under the deal completed Thursday, Espinosa gets a hefty raise from the $2,875,000 he earned last season as the Washington Nationals' shortstop. His batting average dropped to .209 last year, but he reached...
Via Associated Press
January 13, 2017  |  Discuss

Report: Danny Espinosa skipped Nats’ Winterfest in protest of trade

The Washington Nationals’ trade for Adam Eaton during the week is leading to quite a bit of fallout, including Danny Espinosa being unhappy. Espinosa did not attend the Nats’ annual Winterfest event this weekend, and the Washington Post says it’s in protest of the Eaton trade. The belief is that Eaton, acquired from the Chicago White Sox, will play center field for the Nats...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa Got Hit By a Strike

Coming into the NLDS, Dusty Baker took a good number of questions about the shortstop position. Danny Espinosa finished the year in a hell of a slump, but as Baker said to the media, he didn’t really have any other options. Espinosa was and is the best shortstop on the roster, and you have to give him one thing: for all of his flaws, there might be no one better at getting hit...
Via Fangraphs
October 10, 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...
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...
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...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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