Nats Updates: Bryce Harper, Ryan Zimmerman, Doug Fister, Scott Hairston

Bryce Harper (OF) was not in today's lineup for the Washington Nationals' game against the Atlanta Braves. According to Mark Zuckerman of Nats Insider, manager Matt Williams explained that Harper's "day off"  was due to the young slugger's frustration with his slow start (3 for 21, 10 strikeouts, no RBI) and not due to any lingering symptoms from the collision...
Via Sports Injury Alert
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nats continue to get bit by injury bug, place Scott Hairston on DL

Another day, another injury for the Nationals. The team announced they have placed outfielder Scott Hairston on the 15-day DL with a left oblique strain. He told reporters he suffered the injury during a swing on Thursday. Hairston, 33, was acquired from the Cubs in a minor trade last summer. He has one hit in two at-bats off the bench this season. Last year, Hairston hit .191/...
Via Pro Sports Daily
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Injury Updates: Hairston To DL, Zimmerman’s Status Uncertain ☆

The Washington Nationals had some new injury news before the series finale against the Atlanta Braves this afternoon, which resulted in an incredibly funky lineup as the Nats try to avoid the sweep at the hands of their chief rivals. The team officially announced that Scott Hairston had landed on the disabled list with an oblique injury and recalled first baseman Tyler Moore from...
Via The Nats Blog
14 days ago  |  Discuss

A Trip Down Petco’s Memory Lane

This season will mark the 10th season since Padres baseball began play downtown. It’s odd to think of Petco Park as a 10 year old park (6 new parks have opened since Petco did) because it still feels very new. Who are we kidding? It is new! Many seasons Petco Park is the best part about Padres baseball. It remains a crown jewel of baseball stadiums and a destination park for baseball...
Via Padres Public
March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Davey: "It's a stab in the heart."

(Up above: Scott Hairston with the bases loaded and one out in the 8th.) "It's tough. It's a stab in the heart. We've got to win these games. We had opportunities. We didn't capitalize on them. We had the right guys up there. We could've broken the game open when Hairston was hitting (with the bases loaded in the top of the eighth). We're just not...
Via Nationals Enquirer
September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Jayson Werth, Scott Hairston power Nationals past Cubs, 11-6

Washington Nationals Manager Davey Johnson has begun looking beyond this season. For days he has dropped hints about squeezing more playing time for younger players over some slumping starters. Although General Manager Mike Rizzo said earlier this week he hadn’t given up on the Nationals’ postseason hopes both he and Johnson are aware of the long odds the Nationals face. ...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

It's time to move the MLB trade deadline

The trade deadline is in eight days. Thus far, we’ve seen the Cubs trade away Scott Feldman, the Cubs trade away Scott Hairston, the Cubs trade away Matt Garza, and most recently, the Cubs getting close to trading away Alfonso Soriano. Okay, sure, the Marlins traded Ricky Nolasco too, but you would not be wrong to suggest that it has seemed for most of July that exactly one team...
Via Fangraphs
July 23, 2013  |  Discuss

2012 Mets Castoffs Have Not Had Much Success In ’13

Former-Met Scott Hairston was dealt on Monday to the Washington Nationals after struggling mightily with the Cubs in 2013. While in hot pursuit of free agent outfielder Michael Bourn, Chicago swept Hairston out from under the feet of the Amazin’s front office, forcing Sandy’s “What Outfield?” Mets into the spotlight. Many, myself included, criticized Alderson for allowing...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 11, 2013  |  Discuss

2013 International Free Agency: Jen-Ho Tseng, Leandro Linares, and an Update on the Budget

Jen-Ho Tseng Interest? Today Jesse Sanchez reported that the Cubs are the favorite to acquire Taiwanese right-hander Jen-Ho Tseng. The Twins have previously been reported as interested. Tseng was at one point was considered the best player in this class, according to BA, but his stuff seems to have regressed somewhat, and they ended up ranking him at #23 (TAM #12). My understanding...
Via Obstructed View
July 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Scott Hairston From The Cubs

The Washington Nationals acquired Scott Hairston on Monday from the Chicago Cubs for minor league pitcher Ivan Pineyro. Chicago general manager Jed Hoyer said on a conference call there are “players to be named (later) on either side,” but they “will not affect the balance of the deal.” The Cubs signed Hairston to a two-year deal in the offseason to platoon in right field...
Via Mets Merized Online
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Nationals Add Scott Hairston, Nifty Role Player

When a player hitting .172 with a .232 on base percentage is traded for an A-ball pitching prospect, it usually doesn’t generate big headlines. So, you can be forgiven if you haven’t paid a ton of attention to the most recent trade between the Nationals and Cubs, which sent outfielder Scott Hairston to Washington and Ivan Pineyro to the Cubs, plus a pair of PTBNLs, with one...
Via Fangraphs
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs trade Hairston to Nats for minor league arm

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July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

The Cubs Trade Machine Rolls On

Lets see what a post on my iPhone looks like...apologies in advance. So the Cubs have moved Scott Hairston and his 2-year deal and a player to be named later for RHP Ivan Pineyero and a player to be named later. Pineyero was good enough to be named to the South Atlantic All-Star team this year. Beyond that check out the comments in the earlier post or the wonderful powers of Google...
Via Cub Reporter
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs continue dealing, send Scott Hairston to Nationals

The trade market has been relatively quiet to this point, one clear seller is emerging: the Chicago Cubs. After trading Scott Feldman and Steve Clevenger to Baltimore less than a week ago, and now according to Ken Rosenthal, the Cubs have traded reserve outfielder Scott Hairston to the Washington Nationals. Hairston only has 112 plate appearances in 52 games this year, hitting...
Via The Outside Corner
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals acquire Hairston from Cubs

The Washington Nationals have acquired outfielder Scott Hairston from the Chicago Cubs for minor league pitcher Ivan Pineyro. The Cubs announced the deal on Monday. Hairston batted .172 with eight home runs and 19 RBIs after agreeing to a two-year deal with Chicago. The Cubs have also traded Scott Feldman, Carlos Marmol and Steve Clevenger in the past week. Pineyro, a 21-year...
Via Fox Sports
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs trade Scott Hairston to Nationals

The Cubs have traded Scott Hairston to the Nationals for a class A pitcher. Hairston was signed this past offseason for 2-years and $5 million after his solid 2012 season. In 112 plate appearances with the Cubs, Hairston hit only .172/.232/.434. His wOBA was .283 and he had a wRC+ of 73. He had -0.6 fWAR and -0.5 rWAR. Hairston had never been a good hitter vs right handers, but had...
Via Obstructed View
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals acquire Scott Hairston from Cubs

In a move designed to bolster their outfield depth and provide some offense in case injuries strike, the Washington Nationals reportedly have acquired Scott Hairston from the Chicago Cubs.  Hairston has been a journeyman player of sorts in his career.  He is often used to plug holes and fill voids.  In this case, he will likely be a stop gap if the injury cycle continues in Washington...
Via MLB Injury News
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs send Hairston to Nationals

The Washington Nationals added a right-handed hitter to their bench on Sunday night, acquiring outfielder Scott Hairston from the Chicago Cubs for a minor-league pitcher, according to major league sources. The deal will be announced Monday morning, sources said. Hairston, 33, signed a two-year, $5 million free-agent contract with the Cubs last offseason but rarely played because...
Via Fox Sports
July 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Nationals add Scott Hairston to mix in trade with Cubs

Just a few hours after sweeping the San Diego Padres, the Washington Nationals added a little depth to their bench by trading for right handed hitting outfielder Scott Hairston. As reported by Masn’s Dan Kolko through Ken Rosenthal: Per @Ken_Rosenthal, the #Nats have acquired OF Scott Hairston from the Cubs for a minor league pitcher. Brings right-handed pop off bench. — Dan...
Via DC Sports-Kings
July 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Marlon Byrd: This year’s Scott Hairston?

I’m not sure who said it; I think it was SNY’s play-by-play man Gary Cohen, but someone had a valid comparison recently. And that is Marlon Byrd is turning into this year’s Scott Hairston. Just like when the Mets picked Hairston off the scrap heap, Byrd is doing his best to impersonate Hairston while playing a little bit above his head. Through 57 games, Byrd has posted a more...
June 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs’ Players Wish Dads ‘Happy Father’s Day’

Baseball has been uniting father and son since the inception of the game in the 1850s. So on this Father’s Day, we are grateful to the many dads out there who taught us how to play America’s pastime. With the Chicago Cubs in town for this past weekend’s series, a few of the visiting players shared their memories growing up learning the tools of the trade from their fathers...
Via Mets Merized Online
June 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs 7, Diamondbacks 2

Scott Hairston hit a grand slam and Matt Garza got his first victory of the season and the Chicago Cubs extended their winning streak to five games by defeating the Arizona Diamondbacks 7-2 on Friday. Alfonso Soriano had a two-run homer and Cody Ransom added a solo shot for the Cubs, who have won five straight for the first time since winning seven in a row from July 31-Aug. 6,...
Via AP on Fox
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Mets Never Made Hairston Any Offer

Adam Rubin of ESPN New York writes a column about how the Mets went about building their current outfield which started with a joke and ended with a joke in my opinion. Rubin spoke with Scott Hairston who dismissed rumors that the Mets had made him an offer, but understood the situation and respected Sandy Alderson’s decision. “There were times where I wasn’t sure what they...
Via Mets Merized Online
May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Cubs Rally to Edge Angels at HoHoKam Park

Scott Hairston blasted a tape-measure home run down the LF foul line and into the parking lot to cap a four-run 7th, and pinch-runner Shawon Dunston Jr scampered home with what proved to be the winning run with two outs in the bottom of the 8th, as the Cubs rallied to edge the Los Angeles Angels 7-6 in Cactus League action this afternoon at Dwight Patterson Field at HoHoKam Park...
Via Cub Reporter
March 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Hairston homers before Cubs and Reds rained out

Scott Hairston homered for the Chicago Cubs before their game against a split squad of Cincinnati Reds was rained out in the second inning with the score 1-all Friday night. Hairston homered in the first off Tony Cingrani. Neftali Soto put the Reds ahead with a sacrifice fly. The game was stopped after a 33-minute rain delay. After Hairston homered, Alfonso Soriano doubled and...
Via AP on Fox
March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

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