NATIONALS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Nationals reportedly a dark horse to land top free agent J.D. Martinez

The top free agent of this year’s class — J.D. Martinez — remains unsigned. And a new report says that Martinez could end up with the Washington Nationals. Martinez has mostly been linked to teams like the San Francisco Giants, Boston Red Sox, and Arizona Diamondbacks. Given that they were a few of baseball’s least powerful teams in 2017, that only makes sense.But Martinez had a...
Via Sportsnaut
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Two-Year Deal: Nats Bring Brandon Kintzler Back

The Nationals made a savvy signing in the wee hours of Thursday morning, bringing back back-end bullpen reliever Brandon Kintzler. Kintzler was a trade deadline acquisition from Minnesota in 2017, after spending most of his career in Milwaukee. The righty filled a seventh and eighth inning role for the team down the stretch last season, with a regular season ERA of 3.46 in 27 games...
Via CBS DC
4 hours ago

Nationals Agree to Re-Sign Reliever Brandon Kintzler

Nationals Agree to Deal With Veteran Reliever The post Nationals Agree to Re-Sign Reliever Brandon Kintzler appeared first on KCM Sports.
Via KCM Sports
7 hours ago

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals reportedly bring Brandon Kintzler back on two-year deal...

Brandon Kintzler is reportedly coming back to the Nationals on a two-year deal. Is Nats GM Mike Rizzo done adding relief arms to the mix in D.C.? There were rumors of interest in Wade Davis on the Washington Nationals part during the day on Wednesday. Mike Rizzo was asked late in the afternoon, when he met with reporters at the Winter Meetings, if hed consider signing a closer, bumping...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
15 hours ago

NL East Notes: What will the Nationals, Braves do with their top prospects?

Though a few of the Braves’ relief targets have signed elsewhere, GM Alex Anthopoulos has an interesting contingency plan. An article by David O’Brien of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reveals that Atlanta is apparently willing to utilize some of its young upside starters as relievers early on in their careers if the team can’t add the type of bullpen arms it's looking for through...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals have talked extension with Bryce Harper

Super agent Scott Boras continues to be the talk of the baseball world as teams take up residence in Orlando for the Winter Meetings.His top client, Bryce Harper of the Washington Nationals, is now also becoming the talk of the meetings.No, Washington isn’t looking to move the former NL MVP. Instead, the talk is all about Harper and the Nationals engaging in discussions about a potential...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Trea Turner Not the Leadoff Hitter for Washington Anymore?

According to the Washington Post, the Nationals new manager Dave Martinez is planning on using Adam Eaton in the leadoff spot, instead of former NC State shortstop Trea Turner. Martinez said if Eaton is healthy, he plans to make him a left fielder, which is no surprise given Michael A. Taylor’s emergence as a Gold Glove nominee in center. He also said he plans to hit Eaton in the...
Via Pack Insider
2 days ago

Report: Nationals are strongly considering signing Arrieta

The Washington Nationals have made the playoffs in four of the past six seasons, but they have not been able to advance beyond the NLDS. Perhaps if they put together one of the greatest starting rotations in MLB history, the results will be better going forward.Jon Heyman of FanRag sports reported on Tuesday that the Nationals are considering signing Jake Arrieta, mainly because...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Grading the deal: Marlins trade Giancarlo Stanton to Yankees

After so much waiting, followed by a handful of smaller moves and then more waiting for the offseason to get started in earnest, the hammer finally dropped over the past few days (which means yours truly was travelling without his laptop because that's inevitably how these things work). With Shohei Ohtani signing with the Angels on Friday, we already had our first surprise of the...
Via RealGM - NBA
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: three free agents the team should consider re-signing

As the Major League Baseball winter meetings approach, the 2018 off-season is in full swing. The Washington Nationals have been quiet so far after the hiring of new manager Dave Martinez in November. The team has some of their own decisions to make in the coming weeks on their free agents. Washington won’t be able to keep everyone, despite the success during the 2017 season. Some...
Via isportsweb.com
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats No. 2 prospect: Juan Soto - Byron Kerr

Two outstanding outfielders round out the list of top 10 Nationals prospects for 2018, according to Baseball America: Juan Soto and Victor Robles. This entry is devoted to Soto and his immense potential for this upcoming season. Baseball America national writer Carlos Collazo said injuries slowed Soto's maturation process in ... Read More
Via MASN
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Cubs reportedly showing interest in Brandon Kintzler

The Chicago Cubs are reportedly among the teams showing interest in relief pitcher Brandon Kintzler.MLB Network’s Jon Morosi reported the news on the Cubs’ interest in Kintzler, though he says nothing is imminent. Kintzler began last season as the Minnesota Twins’ closer before being traded to the Washington Nationals. He posted similar stats with both teams, and finished the year...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals pitch to Shohei Otani

With the sweepstakes for Japanese superstar Shohei Otani heating up, all interested teams had to submit a report to Otani and his agent outlining the reasons Otani should join their organization. The Washington Nationals are not one of the favorites to land Otani, but could develop as strong a pitch for him as any team in baseball. Here’s why: Regular Season Success- The Nationals...
Via isportsweb.com
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats No. 4 prospect: Carter Kieboom - Byron Kerr

The Nationals drafted catcher Spencer Kieboom in 2012. He played for Triple-A Syracuse for 47 games last season and hit .275. He made it to the big leagues in 2016. Four years later, they drafted his brother, shortstop Carter Kieboom, in the first round. Carter Kieboom, 20, has been elevated ... Read More
Via MASN
10 days ago  |  Discuss

MASN bringing holiday spirit to Nats Winterfest - Nationals Buzz

It's that time of year again. A chill is in the air, everything is decorated in lights and garland, and Nationals fans are gearing up for their favorite event of the offseason! That's right, Nats Winterfest is back and approaching fast, meaning in just a few short weeks Nationals ... Read More
Via MASN
16 days ago  |  Discuss
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