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One Man’s Trash: Under Yunel’s Spell

Yunel Escobar (+31.3%) was the most added player in fantasy baseball this past week. The 32-year-old middle infielder who hasn't reached double digits in home runs since 2011 and has never stolen more than 6 bases in a single season. The same player who hasn't produced a batting average above .258 since the 2011 season. Yup, that Yunel Escobar. So, what exactly is going on here...
Via Razzball
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tyler Clippard for Yunel Escobar: Revisiting the Oakland Athletics-Washington Nationals Offseason Trade

Oakland Athletics relief pitcher Tyler Clippard, left, and catcher Stephen Vogt, right, congratulate each other following their 7-5 team win over the Texas Rangers during a baseball game, Friday, May 1, 2015, in Arlington, Texas. (Mandatory Credit: AP Photo/Jim Cowsert) Nobody expected the offseason trade between the Oakland Athletics and Washington Nationals that sent Tyler Clippard...
Via The Sports Journal
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar hits walk-off home run, slides headfirst into home plate

So Yunel Escobar's walk-off home run to bail out Drew Storen and the Nats last night (video above) was pretty great. But the GIF of Escobar's headfirst slide into home plate after the fact is pretty much the greatest thing ever. It features the slide, a Gatorade shower, Denard Span freaking out over getting hit with said Gatorade, and a majestic Bryce Harper hair flip: ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Holliday gets Cards to extra innings, but Escobar, Nats prevail

WASHINGTON -- Yunel Escobar homered to left with two outs in the bottom of the 10th inning, then celebrated with a head-first slide into home plate, lifting the Washington Nationals to a 2-1 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals on Tuesday night. It was the second homer of the season for Escobar, who was supposed to be Washington's second baseman, but is filling in at third base while...
Via AP on Fox
April 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Missed opportunities loom large, Yunel Escobar walks off in Cardinals 2-1 loss to Nationals

Cardinals starter Lance Lynn made his 100th career start in the three-game series opener Tuesday night in Washington D.C. against the Nationals.And just like most of his previous starts in his career, his 100th one was also consistent and impressive.Though the only problem was that he was dealt with the no-decision. That is because the Cardinals offense was non-existent until the...
Via Cardinals Farm
April 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: What you need to know about Yunel Escobar

Yunel Escobar The Washington Nationals have recently answered their second base question with the recent arrival of Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics. The infielder came to Washington out of a deal that traded Tyler Clippard to the A’s. Escobar was only with the A’s for a week, but before that he played shortstop with the Tampa Bay Rays for two seasons. Now that he is...
February 09, 2015  |  Discuss

A's acquire Ben Zobrist, Yunel Escobar

After an offseason that has seen him purge the Oakland Athletics of their Major League talent, general manager Billy Beane has apparently pulled off a rather big trade. According to multiple media reports, Oakland has acquired All-Star Ben Zobrist and shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Tampa Bay Rays in exchange for John Jaso and two minor league players. This move fills a ton of...
Via Sportsnaut
January 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Yunel Escobar stolen base triggers Rays-Red Sox fight (Video)

Your browser does not support iframes.A bench-clearing fight between the Tampa Bay Rays and Boston Red Sox during Sunday's game at Tropicana Field was triggered by the Red Sox getting upset with Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar stealing third base with a 5-run lead.It happened in the seventh inning with the Rays holding an 8-3 lead with two outs and Escobar at second base. The Red Sox...
Via Holdout Sports
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Three players ejected during Rays-Red Sox brawl

The intensity in Sunday’s game between the Boston Red Sox and Tampa Bay Rays at Tropicana Field reached its apex in the seventh inning when the benches emptied and three players were ejected. It all started when Rays shortstop Yunel Escobar stole third base while no one was covering it. He then started shouting at the Red Sox dugout and pointed his finger in the same direction...
May 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Rays, Yunel Escobar agree to 2-year, $13 million extension

Yunel Escobar has found a home through at least 2016. On Saturday, the Tampa Bay Rays announced a two-year contract extension for the shortstop covering 2015 and 2016 with a one-year club option for 2017. The extension is worth a guaranteed $13 million and replaces the 2015 club option. "Having this infield together is a big reason we did it," Escobar told reporters through an interpreter...
Via Fox Sports Florida
April 05, 2014  |  Discuss

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