Fantasy Roundup: Zimmerman Heads to DL

The major news on Saturday was Ryan Zimmerman broke his thumb on a fairly harmless play will be out 4-6 weeks. The Nationals are going to play Anthony Rendon at third and Danny Espinosa at second base. Espinosa is a potential 20/20 player, but will only hit in the .235-.245 range. The biggest adjustment he’s made this year is he is hitting more to the opposite field, which could...
Via Baseball Professor
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2014 Fantasy Baseball: Week Three Free Agent Fixes

Source: Justin K. Aller/Getty Images North America This week’s Free Agent Fixes features a couple of young fireball throwing relievers from Chicago. They’re joined by a 30-year old starting pitcher that has a history of control problems that, quite frankly, I can’t believe I’m writing good things about. On the hitter side of the ledger, a middle infielder in Washington, and...
Via The Fantasy Fix
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Mike Rizzo on the Braves: "We feel we’re better than this team"

Mike Rizzo channeling his inner Danny Espinosa? Here we go again. Remember back on April 14, 2013, when a certain strikeout-prone 2nd baseman who would eventually be exiled to the minors made the following ridiculous statement about the Atlanta Braves, on the heels of being swept? "I still don’t think that they’re better than us. They’re hot right now. They’ve...
Via Nationals Enquirer
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Ryan Zimmerman leaves game with thumb injury

Washington Nationals third baseman Ryan Zimmerman left Saturday nights game against the Atlanta Braves after jamming his thumb. Zimmerman was bloodied when he attempted to dive back to second base. After being called out Zimmerman exited to the clubhouse with a team trainer. Danny Espinosa came in to play second base with Anthony Rendon moving over to third. Zimmerman is hitting...
Via Tireball.com
7 days ago  |  Discuss

My Favorite Bargains Based on ADP Trends

As spring training winds down, we’re in crunch time for drafts. With the exception of a few position battles that may or may not be even be decided until the season actually opens, you’ve probably got all the information you’re going to get. You know who’s doing what this spring and what the expectations are heading into the season. In addition to that, you’ve hopefully...
Via Rotowire
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Update: Nats' Anthony Rendon in lineup today

With one week left in the Washington Nationals' open competition between Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa for second base, Rendon has been dealing with a severe chest cold that has kept him out of spring training games since March 20. Team doctors are treating Rendon with antibiotics and although he participated in baseball activities Sunday morning, the Nationals have...
Via Sports Injury Alert
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats' Anthony Rendon out with severe chest cold; expected to be ready for Opening Day

With one week left in the Washington Nationals' open competition between Anthony Rendon and Danny Espinosa for second base, Rendon has been dealing with a severe chest cold that has kept him out of spring training games since March 20. Team doctors are treating Rendon with antibiotics and although he participated in baseball activities Sunday morning, the Nationals have no...
Via MLB Injury News
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa’s Walk Off Homer Lifts Nats Over Marlins 6-5

Danny Espinosa homered twice and Doug Fister looked solid in his return from elbow inflammation as the Nationals continued their march towards the regular season. Fister, who missed the past couple of weeks with an inflamed elbow, looked solid in his return. The righty threw three and two-thirds innings and allowed two hits while striking out four. Fister, a key offseason...
Via The Nats Blog
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: Has Danny Espinosa improved?

Washington Nationals: Has Danny Espinosa improved?Coming into camp, Danny Espinosa is the Washington Nationals player with the most to prove. As he competes for a spot on the roster, Espinosa knows this is his most important spring training as a big leaguer. So far Espinosa has played with extraordinary effort and has received nothing but praise from manager Matt Williams. However...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Trounce Cards Behind Solid Performances From Espinosa, Ramos, And Others

The Nationals put a hurting on the St. Louis Cardinals in front of a big crowd at Space Coast Stadium on Sunday afternoon. It was a great game to watch, not only because of the 11-1 victory, but because we got to see a lot of interesting storylines play out over the course of the three hour, four minute long game. Stephen Strasburg was on the mound, and it looked like he was...
Via The Nats Blog
March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Danny Espinosa getting time at short

He’s competing with Anthony Rendon for the starting second base job, but Danny Espinosa is getting the majority of his work so far this spring at shortstop. Mark Zuckerman of Comcast SportsNet Washington details the work of Espinosa, who has been splitting time with incumbent shortstop Ian Desmond during workouts. When Nationals infielders take their positions for defensive...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Espinosa works more at SS than 2B on first day

Read into it as much or as little as you like, but it didn’t go unnoticed Thursday that Danny Espinosa spent more time at shortstop than second base during the Nationals’ first full-squad workout of the spring. Matt Williams has said Espinosa is in an “open competition” with Anthony Rendon for the starting job at second base, and the new manager isn’t altering that stance...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

The Importance of Danny Espinosa

In 2011, it appeared that Danny Espinosa was the future at second base for the Washington Nationals. Espinosa started at second base for the club and the switch-hitting rookie hit .236/.323/.414 with 21 home runs in 500+ at bats. His future looked bright, and things looked promising for the Nats middle infield. Fast forward to the present and what was once a promising future...
Via The Nats Blog
February 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa, Anthony Rendon fight for Nats’ 2B

One of a new manager’s biggest challenges is figuring out who fills out the existing gaps. That’s a problem that Nationals’ manager Matt Williams is likely glad to have. Dan Kolko of MASN was in attendance as the rookie manager addressed the media. He’s got Ryan Zimmerman at third, Ian Desmond at short and Adam LaRoche manning first. Who gets to play at second though? ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals in no rush to move Espinosa

At least a dozen teams have inquired about Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa, MLB.com has learned. But don't look for general manager Mike Rizzo to trade him any time soon. The Nats still believe in Espinosa and will not give him away simply because he is coming off a difficult season. In fact, Washington is going to give Espinosa every chance to make the club this year...
Via Pro Sports Daily
February 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals' Danny Espinosa ready to reclaim second base

Along with the news that outfielder Bruce Harper's knee feels better, the Washington Nationals got some good news about their second baseman. CSNWashington.com's Mark Zuckerman and Chase Hughes report that Danny Espinosa has fully recovered from the broken wrist he suffered early in 2013 and is ready to reclaim the starting role at second base.By Keith Allison, via Wikimedia...
Via Sports Injury Alert
January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals rumors: Danny Espinosa is on trading block

The 2013 MLB Winter Meetings have begun. With all of the banter about the big-names available via free agency or trade, many lesser-known but very serviceable players could also find themselves on new rosters when Spring Training begins. One such player is Danny Espinosa, currently of the Washington Nationals, but for how long? MLB Trade Rumors' Luke Adams reports that the Washington...
Via Sports Injury Alert
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals Shopping Danny Espinosa

The Nationals are shopping Danny Espinosa in trade talks, according to Jeff Passan of Yahoo! Sports (via Twitter). Passan adds that if the Nats are unable to find a deal they like for Espinosa, the infielder could fill the utility role vacated by Steve Lombardozzi. After a couple solid seasons in Washington, Espinosa saw his production fall off a cliff in 2013 due in part to injuries...
Via Pro Sports Daily
December 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals’ Danny Espinosa’s wrist and shoulder are healthy

Washington Nationals second baseman Danny Espinosa played his last Major League game on June 6. He then spent 16 days on the disabled list while recovering from a fractured wrist. He never made it back to the Major League roster as he spent the second half of the season in Triple-A. He did not even return during the September stretch. Espinosa first suffered the fracture when hit...
Via Sports Injury Alert
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

On Danny Espinosa’s torn rotator cuff

Throughout the season, Danny Espinosa’s continued struggles at the plate begged for an explanation. Why was he slumping again? What happened to his reworked swing from spring training? How much was his fractured wrist from April affecting him? Was it actually the torn rotator cuff in his left shoulder that was discovered last offseason? Health certainly played a part in Espinosa’s...
Via Pro Sports Daily
November 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals are trying to trade Danny Espinosa

The Nationals have not decided if they will call up second baseman Danny Espinosa on Sunday when rosters can expand. A baseball source familiar with Espinosa believes he will not play another big league game this year. The person pointed out that Espinosa has 96 strikeouts in 287 at-bats for Triple-A Syracuse. Those numbers don't help the Nationals who are trying to trade Espinosa...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals Rumors: Washington trying to trade Danny Espinosa

The Nationals were expecting big things from second baseman Danny Espinosa this year. Last year, Espinosa hit .247 with 17 home runs and 56 RBI's and was thought to be a big part of the Nationals future. He has been dealing with injuries for most of the season and hasn't been the player he was last year. Espinosa is now with Triple-A Syracuse and he has struggled mightily...
Via MLB Injury News
August 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa Is Doing Even Worse Down On The Farm

Today’s Nats chatter included much about how Danny Espinosa is no longer “rehabbing” and is now just down in AAA, working on his swing. Thing is, after hitting .158 in the bigs, he’s doing even worse with the Syracuse Chiefs. Like, 2-for-21 with 14 strikeouts worse, including an 0-for-4 with four strikeouts yesterday. Today is no better. Reporting from Charlotte, my brother...
Via Mr. Irrelevant
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Activate 2B Danny Espinosa

The Washington Nationals h ave activated second baseman Danny Espinosa from the 15-day disabled list after recovering from a wrist injury. Espinosa, who has struggled this season, has been optioned to Triple-A Syracuse and will have to prove that he is ready to return to the majors at some point this season. Until that happens, expect Anthony Rendon to continue to fill Espinosa...
Via FF Locker Room
June 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Nats' Danny Espinosa activated, optioned straight to Triple-A

2013 has been an uphill battle for the ailing Danny Espinosa, and he will now have to work out his struggles at the plate with Triple-A Syracuse. According to Amanda Comak of the Washington Post, the Nationals have made the decision to leave Espinosa in the minors even though he has been activated from the DL after recovering from his broken wrist. #Nats GM Mike Rizzo says...
Via MLB Injury News
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

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