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On Speed, Stolen Bases, and Lead Off Hitters

In his excellent treatise on the history of scouting,  Dollar Sign on the Muscle,  author Kevin Kerrane devoted considerable attention to the pioneering ways of Branch Rickey, who not only invented the modern-day farm system (which was the beginning of the end of the minor leagues’ status as autonomous entities), he also developed the first methods of evaluating and developing...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Prospect Nation 2016: #11 RHP Jimmy Cordero

Acquired last season from Toronto as part of the Ben Revere trade, righty hurler Jimmy Cordero looks to be a promising arm that could become a top contributor to the Phillies’ big league bullpen very soon.  Sporting an overpowering fastball as part of his electric arsenal, Cordero is as promising a reliever as the Phils have in their minor league system. Originally signed as...
Via Phillies Nation
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Nationals are after Yoenis Cespedes

Jon Heyman of MLB Network is reporting the Washington Nationals have made a substantial offer to outfielder Yoenis Cespedes, one of the most sought-after free agents of this year. The Nationals have not commented on the report, but Heyman reports the offer is for about $100 million over five years. That would make it less than the $132.75 million over six years that Justin Upton...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats reach deals with Strasburg, Espinosa, Revere, Rendon

WASHINGTON (AP) Stephen Strasburg and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a $10.4 million contract for next season, avoiding arbitration. The Nationals also reached deals Friday with infielders Danny Espinosa and Anthony Rendon, and outfielder Ben Revere. Friday is when teams and players submit salary figures for arbitration. But Washington avoided the sometimes-contentious...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals, 3B Anthony Rendon reach deal, avoid arbitration

WASHINGTON (AP) Infielder Anthony Rendon and the Washington Nationals have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to contract terms. The team announced on Twitter that it reached a deal with Rendon on Friday, when teams and players submit figures for arbitration. The Nationals did not reveal financial terms. Rendon missed about half of last season because of injury, appearing...
Via AP on Fox
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals avoid arbitration with Stephen Strasburg, Anthony Rendon, Danny Espinosa and Ben Revere

The deadline for teams and their arbitration-eligible players to exchange salary figures was Friday at 1 p.m. By 6 p.m., all the arbitration-eligible players on the Washington Nationals roster were under contract for 2016. Just before noon, the team announced it had agreed to terms with Anthony Rendon, thereby avoiding arbitration. The Nationals also agreed to terms with […]
Via Nationals Journal
23 days ago  |  Discuss

C Wilson Ramos, Nationals agree on $5.35M, 1-year deal

WASHINGTON (AP) Catcher Wilson Ramos and the Washington Nationals have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to terms on a $5.35 million, one-year contract. The 28-year-old Ramos hit .229 last season in a career-high 475 at-bats, with 15 homers, 68 RBIs and 101 strikeouts. He earned $3.55 million. The team announced that it reached a 2016 agreement with Ramos on Wednesday. Ramos...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

C Wilson Ramos agrees to deal with Nats, avoids arbitration

WASHINGTON (AP) Catcher Wilson Ramos and the Washington Nationals have avoided salary arbitration by agreeing to terms on a contract. The 28-year-old Ramos hit .229 last season in a career-high 475 at-bats, with 15 homers, 68 RBIs and 101 strikeouts. He earned $3.55 million. The team announced the 2016 agreement on Wednesday but did not disclose the terms. Ramos was among five...
Via AP on Fox
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Replace Denard Span with Ben Revere

The Washington Nationals traded reliever Drew Storen to the Toronto Blue Jays for center fielder Ben Revere and a player to be named. Revere is replacing Denard Span who signed with the San Francisco Giants last week. Revere has had a batting average over .300 for the last three seasons. Revere is not a big home run hitter, but he had a .342 on base percentage last season and 31...
Via isportsweb.com
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Revere excited to set the table for the Nats in 2016

If Ben Revere has anything to say, he will be the table-setter for the Washington Nationals.Last season was huge for Revere, who hit .306 with 31 stolen bases between the Philadelphia Phillies and Blue Jays. That was paired with a .342 on-base percentage, so it would make sense for the Nats to place Revere atop the lineup, where he can set the table for the sluggers.In a conference...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Meet new Nationals outfielder Ben Revere

Ben Revere received news about his trade to the Nationals around 10:15 p.m. Friday night, just as he was preparing to get to bed for offseason workouts the next morning. New Blue Jays General Manager Ross Atkins, who Revere had yet to meet, called to tell the 27-year-old outfielder he was going to Washington in […]
Via Nationals Journal
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Outfielder Ben Revere just wants to contribute for Nationals

WASHINGTON (AP) Ben Revere doesn't care where he plays in the outfield or where he hits in the lineup for the Washington Nationals. Revere said on a conference call with reporters on Monday that he is working on his arm strength and hopes to help Bryce Harper win another NL MVP award. The Nationals acquired Revere from the Toronto Blue Jays for reliever Drew Storen in a trade Friday...
Via AP on Fox
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals, Blue Jays Sensibly Swap Storen, Revere

Sometimes, it’s only natural to wonder why it took so long for a trade to come to fruition. In an ideal world, the Nationals would have found a free agent outfielder with whom they could agree upon terms. In an ideal world, the Blue Jays would have found a free agent reliever with whom they could agree upon terms. Our world is less than ideal, though, and neither team found a fit...
Via Fangraphs
27 days ago  |  Discuss

2016 Fantasy Baseball: Ben Revere Swapped for Drew Storen

The Washington Nationals and Toronto Blue Jays made a trade on Friday that flew a bit under the radar but really addressed the needs of both ball clubs. As first reported by MLB Network insider Jon Heyman, the Nationals will acquire outfielder Ben Revere and a player to be named in the deal with the Jays  in exchange for right-handed reliever Drew Storen. Revere, 27,  is projected...
Via The Fantasy Fix
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Addition By Subtraction

Slow and steady, that pretty much sums up the Nationals off season thus far. General Manager Mike Rizzo had two goals during the off-season, fix the bullpen and acquire left handed bats in the middle of the defense. On Friday, Washington took steps to address both in a trade with Toronto. Rizzo hoped to trade either Jonathan Papelbon, Drew Storen or both, but was patient and waited...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Could the Blue Jays be angling for an outfielder?

Last night, the Toronto Blue Jays swapped Ben Revere for Washington Nationals reliever Drew Storen. With the offseason losses of Mark Lowe and LaTroy Hawkins, an already thin Toronto bullpen was looking sparse indeed. Having also lost David Price, and without a rock-solid rotation, the bullpen was an area that needed to be addressed by […]
Via Baseball Essential
29 days ago  |  Discuss

What to Expect from Drew Storen

                                                    USA Today Sports Photo The Toronto Blue Jays filled a major hole in their bullpen Friday night when the acquired right-hander Drew Storen from Washington for outfielder Ben Revere. Storen had what has been described as a tumultuous career with the Nats, but had what was arguably one of this best seasons...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Rizzo won't rule out trade, expects to keep Papelbon

WASHINGTON (AP) While not ruling out a trade of Jonathan Papelbon, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo says he expects the right-hander to be ''one of our late-inning relievers'' in 2016. Rizzo spoke to reporters on a conference call Saturday, a day after trading former closer Drew Storen to the Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Ben Revere. Rizzo says Revere's exact role ''remains...
Via AP on Fox
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Phillies outfielder Ben Revere heads back to N.L. East as Washington Nationals make trade

Embed from Getty Images One former Phillies player will be joining another former Phillies player in the same outfield really soon. And it will not be too far from the City of Philadelphia. The Washington Nationals have acquired former Phillies outfielder Ben Revere in exchange for ex-closer Drew Storen. Jon...
Via Philliedelphia
29 days ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Blue Jays and Nationals benefit from Revere, Storen trade

After the 2015 season, the Toronto Blue Jays biggest concerns were starting and relief pitching. while the Washington Nationals needed to add an outfielder with a solid bat to their lineup. Late Friday night, the Blue Jays acquired RHP Drew Storen from the Nationals for OF Ben Revere and a player to be named later. The trade was mutually beneficial for both teams, and here is why...
Via Sports-Glory
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Jays Pull from Outfield depth to Add to Thin Bullpen

Earlier in the winter I predicted that the Toronto Blue Jays would trade either an outfielder or first baseman/designated hitter in order to acquire more pitching depth. This prediction has somewhat come to fruition as they have traded away Ben Revere whom they acquired at the July 31 deadline. The former Philadelphia Phillies outfielder played […]
Via Baseball Essential
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats Swap Storen For Revere

After a number of public failures to acquire a lefty center fielder, the Washington Nationals sent away a player who will be remembered for his public failures to finally get their man. Well, a man. The team announced Friday night that it had sent righty reliever Drew Storen and cast to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Ben Revere and a player to be named later...
Via The Nats Blog
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Blue Jays acquire Drew Storen from Nationals for Ben Revere

With a downright murderous batting order and a rotation that seemingly featured Cy Young winners from top to bottom, it seems as though the only Achilles heel for the Toronto Blue Jays last season was their bullpen. As the team moves forward into the 2016 campaign, they’re making for darn sure that it doesn’t happen again. On Friday, the Blue Jays acquired righty reliever Drew...
Via Larry Brown Sports
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals acquire Ben Revere in exchange for Drew Storen

After losing outfielder Denard Span to the San Francisco Giants (3-year, $31 million deal), the Washington Nationals made a trade Friday to acquire a new center fielder. As first reported by Jon Heyman of MLB Network, the Nationals sent relief pitcher Drew Storen to the Toronto Blue Jays in exchange for outfielder Ben Revere. Revere […]
Via Full Scale Sports
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals trade reliever Storen to Blue Jays for OF Revere

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals have traded reliever Drew Storen to the AL East champion Toronto Blue Jays for outfielder Ben Revere. The teams announced the deal Friday night. The 28-year-old Storen had sought a trade, having lost his closer role in late July when the Nationals acquired Jonathan Papelbon from Philadelphia. Storen was shifted to an eighth-inning role...
Via AP on Fox
January 08, 2016  |  Discuss
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