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Nats tender all 10 arbitration eligible players

As expected, the Washington Nationals have tendered contract to all ten players on their roster who were arbitration eligible.  The only two that had question marks were 2B Danny Espinosa and P Ross Detwiler.  Given the fluid situation at second base right now, Espinosa was considered to be a foregone conclusion.  The big question mark was on Detwiler. Detwiler was Washington...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
14 days ago  |  Discuss

The Washington Nationals’ biggest need for 2015, second base

Photo Credit: federalbaseball.com The disappointment of the 2014 season heals, day by day. As general manager Mike Rizzo looks back on the most recent season, in absolute terms he has to feel optimistic. For the most part, the Washington Nationals still have in place a competitive team. For the Nationals’ 2015 season, one key question will be “who plays second base?” Sure...
Via DC Sports-Kings
October 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Watch home plate umpire Vic Carapazza get hit on the head by foul ball off the screen (Video)

Yay! The only good thing to happen in the 18th inning of NLDS Game 2? That would be home plate umpire Vic Carapazza getting hit on the head by a foul ball off the bat of Danny Espinosa that ricocheted off the screen. Carapazza didn't exactly cover himself in glory last night with his strikezone (which was awful for both teams), but specifically on Jordan Zimmermann's 1-0...
Via Nationals Enquirer
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire gets hit in head with ricochet, everyone laughs

It wasn’t a good night in Washington DC for home plate umpire Vic Carapazza. Eight innings after ejecting Nationals manager Matt Williams and second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, he got hit in the head with a foul ball off the bat of Danny Espinosa that ricocheted off the screen behind home plate. The remaining crowd at Nationals Park, and members of both teams’ benches, had a laugh...
Via The Outside Corner
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Umpire gets hit in head with ricochet, everyone laughs

It wasn’t a good night in Washington DC for home plate umpire Vic Carapazza. Eight innings after ejecting Nationals manager Matt Williams and second baseman Asdrubal Cabrera, he got hit in the head with a foul ball off the bat of Danny Espinosa that ricocheted off the screen behind home plate. The remaining crowd at Nationals Park, and members of both teams’ benches, had a laugh...
Via Bloguin Best
October 05, 2014  |  Discuss

A day after clinching division Nationals roll out lineup the resembles a spring training split squad

Now that the Washington Nationals have clinched the National League East division title, they can focus their attention on a larger goal. Home-field advantage in the National League comes to mind, but in reality the largest goal is to win the World Series. In doing so, the Nationals need to be well rested and ready for the push in October. Therefore, manager Matt Williams decided...
Via KCM Sports
September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Nationals 3, Mets 0

The Mets (72-78) were defeated by the Washington Nationals (85-63) by a score of 3-0. What you should know: Jon Niese pitched a solid game for New York, going seven innings, and allowing two runs on six hits while walking zero and striking out seven. Unfortunately, he took the loss as he had no offensive support. The Mets had runners in scoring position in six separate innings, including...
Via Mets Merized Online
September 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Reactions to Jenrry Mejia’s Celebration are Overstated

New York Mets closer Jenrry Mejia’s famous post-game celebrations have officially sparked controversy. The 24-year-old closer struck out Washington Nationals 2B Danny Espinosa to record his 26th save of the year last night, and proceeded to celebrate in dynamic fashion. Mejia, known for his energetic foot stomp, added a fishing motion last night. Many on social media have theorized...
Via Around Citi
September 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Lose Game, Win Series

Atlanta avoided a sweep in Washington with a 6-2 win on Wednesday afternoon at Nationals Park. Despite the loss, the Nats (82-62) still lead the National League East by eight full games. The Nationals, who celebrated #Heroes Day at the park, still have a magic number of ten to win the division for the second time in three seasons. Aaron Harang proved to be too much for the Nats bats...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
September 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Injury Update: Ian Desmond exits with back tightness

Washington Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond left Tuesday night's 7-4 win over the Atlanta Braves with back tightness, according to James Wagner of The Washington Post. Desmond was replaced by Danny Espinosa, who made a throwing error and doubled. The victory increased the Nats lead in the NL East to nine games with 19 left to play.Ian Desmond left the game with lower back tightness...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Strasburg, Harper, Espinosa, Rendon, and Soriano help Scott Boras complete Ice Bucket Challenge

We'd be remiss if we didn't post video of Scott Boras completing the Ice Bucket Challenge before Tuesday's game in LA with the help of some of his Nats clients. Indeed, Stephen Strasburg, Bryce Harper, Danny Espinosa, Anthony Rendon, and Rafael Soriano all dumped buckets of ice water on over the head of the man who has a penchant to spending Ted Lerner's money. Here's Stras: ...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 3, Washington 2; 25 August 2014 (Washington 74-55, Philadelphia 59-72)

Photo Credit: sportschatplace.com The Nationals commenced a nine-game road trip on Monday night in Philadelphia. After scoring 14 runs on Sunday in a comeback win, Nationals’ fans were rightfully optimistic in thinking the team’s coronation was just a matter of time. A.J. Burnett and his teammates did not cooperate. Burnett struck out twelve Washington hitters in seven innings...
Via DC Sports-Kings
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals rally past Giants with an eight-hit sixth inning

  Big deficit, no problem for the hard-hitting Washington Nationals. Ian Desmond, Bryce Harper and Danny Espinosa each homered and drove in two runs as the Nationals rallied from five runs down to beat the San Francisco Giants 14-6 on Sunday. Jose Lobaton doubled among his three hits, drove in a run and scored three times for National League East-leading Washington, which pounded...
Via AP on Fox
August 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Washington 7, New York Mets 1; 6 August 2014 (Washington 61-51, New York Mets 54-60)

Photo Credit: zimbio.com The New York Mets came in to Nationals Park and had their way Tuesday night. They totaled eleven hits against Washington pitching, aggressively swinging at first pitches in totaling six runs in a win. Wednesday night, it was Doug Fister’s turn in the rotation. New York started left-hander Jonathan Niese. Adam LaRoche socked two home runs, and Danny Espinosa...
Via DC Sports-Kings
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

MMO Game Recap: Nationals 7, Mets 1

The New York Mets (54-60) were defeated by the Washington Nationals (61-51) tonight at Nationals Park by a score of 7-1. What you should know: The Nationals got off to an early start in the bottom of the first inning, as they put up a three spot, thanks to a Jayson Werth RBI single and an Adam LaRoche two-run home run. Washington would add on to their lead in the bottom of the sixth...
Via Mets Merized Online
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Asdrubal Cabrera, Zach Walters, and the Minor League Impact

In need of an infielder, the Washington Nationals agreed to a deadline trade that sent Triple-A Syracuse utility player Zach Walters to the Cleveland Indians in exchange for Asdrubal Cabrera and cash considerations. Cabrera is essentially a rental player; his contract expires after this year and his acquisition was necessitated by Ryan Zimmerman’s injury and Danny Espinosa’s...
Via The Nats Blog
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia 10, Washington 4; 31 July 2014 (Washington 58-48, Philadelphia 48-61)

Photo Credit: timesunion.com Now that the 5-4 road trip is done, Washington starts an eight-game home stand. First guest in the queue is Philadelphia. Many in the media have given the Phillies’ organization some grief for standing pat at the non-waiver trade deadline. Their organizational plan is to play out this difficult season with the roster on hand. Meanwhile, Washington...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats Open Homestand Against Phillies

Coming off a win against the Miami Marlins that prevented a series sweep in South Beach, the Washington Nationals (58-47) return home for a series against the scuffling Philadelphia Phillies (47-61). This series begins hours after the trade deadline, which had interesting results for both teams. The Nationals acquired shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians in exchange...
Via The Nats Blog
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals acquire Asdrubal Cabrera from Indians for Zach Walters

The Washington Nationals made an eleventh-hour move, acquiring Asdrubal Cabrera from the Cleveland Indians. But the move came at a price. Cabrera traded to Washington Nationals. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie) July 31, 2014 Indians receive Zach Walters from Washington. He's played 32 games in the big leagues. — paul hoynes (@hoynsie) July 31, 2014 Coming out the All-Star break the...
Via KCM Sports
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nats acquire SS Asdrubal Cabrera in exchange for Zack Walters

The Washington Nationals acquired SS Asdrubal Cabrera in exchange for SS/3B Zack Walters.  With 3B Ryan Zimmerman likely sidelined for an extended period of time with a Grade 3 hamstring strain, the Nationals were expected to pursue a third baseman or second baseman.   The move will allow the Nats to keep 3B Anthony Rendon at third base, while Cabrera and Danny Espinosa split...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Take a Small Risk in Dealing Risky Prospect

At the beginning of the year, the Nationals’ infield might have seemed a strength. Ryan Zimmerman, Ian Desmond, Anthony Rendon and Adam LaRoche, with Danny Espinosa in reserve? Especially if you told then’s version of yourself that LaRoche would resurge and Rendon would surge, you’d be happy with what you had. Even with the injury […]
Via Fangraphs
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Asdrubal Cabrera is heading to the Nationals

Washington is clearly concerned about the health of Ryan Zimmerman, as they’ve acquired shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the Indians in exchange for Zach Walters. He’ll likely get most of the reps at second base, deposing Danny Espinosa from the position. #Indians acquire SS Zach Walters of the #Nationals in exchange for SS Asdrubal Cabrera. — Nick Camino (@NickCaminoWTAM) July...
Via The Outside Corner
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Asdrubal Cabrera is heading to the Nationals

Washington is clearly concerned about the health of Ryan Zimmerman, as they’ve acquired shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera from the Indians in exchange for Zach Walters. He’ll likely get most of the reps at second base, deposing Danny Espinosa from the position. #Indians acquire SS Zach Walters of the #Nationals in exchange for SS Asdrubal Cabrera. — Nick Camino (@NickCaminoWTAM) July...
Via Bloguin Best
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: “Growing Confidence” of Asdrubal Cabrera Trade, Nats Rumored to Have Interest

Ken Rosenthal first reported this morning that the Washington Nationals had expressed interest in Cleveland Indians’ infielder Asdrubal Cabrera. This deal is interesting, because it could allow for a platoon between him and Danny Espinosa. Both are switch hitters, but Espinosa struggles from the left side while actually being an above average hitter from the right. Cabrera is...
Via The Nats Blog
July 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Nationals Implosion Started Before Soriano

Rafael Soriano deserves a lot of blame for the Washington Nationals’ debacle on Monday night. But long before he blew his fourth save of the season, allowing four earned runs in the Miami Marlins’ seven-run rally to walk-off against the Nats 7-6, there were other plays that help start the Nationals’ implosion. Bad Turn: It all began in the seventh inning, when Jayson Werth...
Via KCM Sports
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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