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2015 season preview: Washington Nationals

Despite not making the playoffs in 2013, the Nationals were heavily favored in 2014. Sure enough, they coasted through the NL East, withstanding an early challenge from the Braves, and finished with the best record in the NL. Then, the Giants eliminated them from the NLDS in four games. Once again this winter, Washington was declared the winner of the offseason, and are heavily...
Via Bloguin Best
5 days ago  |  Discuss

2015 season preview: Washington Nationals

Despite not making the playoffs in 2013, the Nationals were heavily favored in 2014. Sure enough, they coasted through the NL East, withstanding an early challenge from the Braves, and finished with the best record in the NL. Then, the Giants eliminated them from the NLDS in four games. Once again this winter, Washington was declared the winner of the offseason, and are heavily...
Via The Outside Corner
5 days ago  |  Discuss

How The 2015 Washington Nationals Came To Be

With spring training upon us, I thought I would take stock of the club’s roster and how they got here. Take a look below at the Washington Nationals starters and how they ended up  with the organization: C Wilson Ramos - Traded for former closer Matt Capps1B Ryan Zimmerman - No. 4 pick in the 2005 First Year Player Draft2B  Yunel Escobar - Traded for set-up man Tyler ClippardSS...
Via The Nats Blog
16 days ago  |  Discuss

A's to pay Tyler Clippard $8.3M this year after settling arbitration case

  Right-hander Tyler Clippard and the Oakland Athletics avoided salary arbitration when they agreed to an $8.3 million, one-year contract. Clippard was 7-4 with a 2.18 ERA in 75 relief appearances last year for Washington, which traded him to Oakland on Jan. 14 for infielder Yunel Escobar. A right-hander who turns 30 on Saturday, Clippard had asked $8.85 million and had been offered...
Via AP on Fox
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Fantasy Baseball Team Preview: Washington Nationals

It truly was the National(s) League last year. Washington earned the one seed in 2014 postseason, but was eliminated by San Francisco in the Divisional Series. The Nats had the best team ERA in baseball (3.03 ERA), but it was the lack of offense that led to their demise. In their three playoff losses to the Giants, Washington scored no more than two runs per game. ALSO SEE: TEAM...
Via Fox Sports
21 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals: What you need to know about Yunel Escobar

Yunel Escobar The Washington Nationals have recently answered their second base question with the recent arrival of Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics. The infielder came to Washington out of a deal that traded Tyler Clippard to the A’s. Escobar was only with the A’s for a week, but before that he played shortstop with the Tampa Bay Rays for two seasons. Now that he is...
Via isportsweb.com
23 days ago  |  Discuss

Washington Nationals Spring Training Preview: The Infield

The Washington Nationals are less than two weeks away from entering Spring Training.  There are not many roster spots up for grabs on what many describe as the National League favorite.   As for the Nats infield, the positions are pretty much set.  The infield was a focus this off-season because of a rare roster need at second base.  The Nats addressed that need via a trade....
Via DC Pro Sports Report
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoan Moncada Worked Out For Tampa Bay Rays

Earlier this week the Tampa Bay Rays worked out Cuban free agent Yoan Moncada. However, Adam Berry of MLB.com, reports that the team is highly unlikely to sign the young infielder. The Tampa Bay Rays traded both their middle infielders in Ben Zobrist and Yunel Escobar, and then filled Escobar’s short stop position with Asdrubal Cabrera. Moncada is short stop/third baseman and...
Via Baseball Essential
January 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Ben Zobrist bids farewell to Rays fans with full-page ad

Former Tampa Bay Rays utility player Ben Zobrist paid an emotional farewell to Rays fans with this full-page ad in Sunday’s Tampa Bay Times. Zobrist was traded to the Oakland Athletics (along with teammate Yunel Escobar, already traded to the Washington Nationals) earlier this offseason. Ben Zobrist and his wife, Julianna, took out an ad in today's Tampa Bay Times. pic.twitter...
Via The Outside Corner
January 20, 2015  |  Discuss

The Wind Up: The Oakland Trade Machine

Last week was all about the Hall of Fame, but this week has given us plenty to discuss and dissect. Oakland is on pace to make about 132 trades, arbitration numbers are starting to roll in, and teams are finding inexpensive deals for decent talent. Last but not least, however, one team’s specific “claim to fame” this offseason is that their dog won an award. Not only that...
Via The Sports Post
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

For now, Nationals planning on Escobar at 2B, Desmond at SS

WASHINGTON (AP) For the moment, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo plans to head into next season with newly acquired Yunel Escobar at second base and possible free-agent-to-be Ian Desmond at shortstop. That does not mean Desmond definitely won't be traded, if the right offer came along. ''Our approach with Ian Desmond has not changed one bit since the end of last season. Ian...
Via AP on Fox
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar for Tyler Clippard

General Manager Mike Rizzo filled the Washington Nationals’ second base hole Wednesday night, as he sent reliever Tyler Clippard to the Oakland Athletics for shortstop Yunel Escobar. Though he is now 32, Escobar has built a strong resume at short. In eight seasons with the Braves, Blue Jays, and Rays, he has slashed .276/.347/.381, good for a 101 wRC+. While he has never hit for...
Via The Nats Blog
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

What did the A's want with Yunel Escobar?

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Via Fox Sports
January 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland A’s Acquire Tyler Clippard, Deal Yunel Escobar

The Oakland A’s continue its flurry of moves by landing reliever Tyler Clippard in exchange for shortstop Yunel Escobar. (Mandatory Credit: Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images) The Oakland A’s have landed reliever Tyler Clippard from the Washington Nationals. Shortstop Yunel Escobar ends up in Washington in this one-for-one deal. ESPN and other additional outlets have confirmed...
Via The Sports Journal
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Mets should go all-in for Nats' Desmond & other moves that need to happen soon

Some quick thoughts on Wednesday's flurry of news. *The Mets should trade for Nationals shortstop Ian Desmond. The Nats acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Athletics on Wednesday, presumably with the intention of playing him at second base. I'm not so sure. Escobar has not played second since 2007, his rookie season. True, Asdrubal Cabrera went from short to second after the...
Via Fox Sports
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals trade Clippard for Escobar

The Washington Nationals have traded All Star reliever Tyler Clippard to the Oakland A’s in exchange for middle infielder Yunel Escobar. Oakland only acquired Escobar less than a week ago in a trade with the Tampa Bay Rays, so it certainly appears they acquired him specifically to move him for another piece, which turns out to the former Nats bullpen star. This trade makes sense...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From A’s For Reliever Tyler Clippard

WASHINGTON — The Nationals have acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics for All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard. The teams announced the deal Wednesday. The A’s picked up Escobar from Tampa Bay, along with Ben Zobrist, in a trade Saturday that sent catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers to the Rays. Escobar hit .258 with seven homers...
Via NESN.com
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nats get INF Yunel Escobar from A's for RHP Tyler Clippard

  The Nationals have acquired infielder Yunel Escobar from the Athletics for All-Star reliever Tyler Clippard. The teams announced the deal Wednesday. The A's picked up Escobar from Tampa Bay, along with Ben Zobrist, in a trade Saturday that sent catcher John Jaso and two minor leaguers to the Rays. Escobar hit .258 with seven homers and 39 RBI for Tampa Bay last season. He has...
Via AP on Fox
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Yunel Escobar From Athletics

According to John Heyman of CBS Sports, the Nationals have acquired shortstop Yunel Escobar from the Oakland Athletics. This is the second time Escobar has been traded in the past several days. On Saturday, the 32 year old shortstop was traded from the Rays to Oakland in exchange for catcher John Jaso and two prospects. William Ladson of MLB.com reported that the A’s will receive...
Via Mets Merized Online
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

REPORT: Washington Nationals Trade RP Clippard to Oakland for INF Escobar

Photo Credit: zimbio.com As reported by Amanda Comak earlier Wednesday, Washington traded set-up reliever Tyler Clippard to Oakland. In return, the Nationals received infielder Yunel Escobar. The 32-year-old Escobar, an eight-year veteran, has primarily been a shortstop throughout his career. At first blush, some may wonder if Escobar will move to second base in 2015. With Washington...
Via DC Sports-Kings
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Oakland Athletics Trade Yunel Escobar to Nationals

The Oakland A’s recently acquired shortstop, Yunel Escobar, has been traded to the Washington Nationals. First reported by Jon Heyman, the 32-year-old Escobar now joins the Nats and will play into an interesting middle infield conversation: Yunel has indeed been traded to nats. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 15, 2015 William Ladson—who covers the Nats for MLB.com—reported...
Via Baseball Essential
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Athletics trade Yunel Escobar to Nationals

Yunel Escobar was not a member of the Oakland Athletics for long. On Jan. 11, the A’s acquired Escobar alongside Ben Zobrist from the Tampa Bay Rays. Wednesday, according to Jon Heyman of CBS Sports, the A’s have traded Escobar to the Washington Nationals. Yunel has indeed been traded to nats. — Jon Heyman (@JonHeymanCBS) January 15, 2015 Bill Ladson, Nationals reporter...
Via Sports-Glory
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

A's trade Yunel Escobar to Nationals for Tyler Clippard

Apparently, the Oakland Athletics think Marcus Semien can be their starting shortstop after all. OK, that’s burying the lede a bit. Just days after acquiring Yunel Escobar from the Rays, general manager Billy Beane flipped the shortstop to the Nationals, reportedly in exchange for reliever Tyler Clippard. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to report Escobar had been dealt...
Via The Outside Corner
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

A’s flip Yunel Escobar to Nationals for Tyler Clippard

Apparently, the Oakland Athletics think Marcus Semien can be their starting shortstop after all. OK, that’s burying the lede a bit. Just days after acquiring Yunel Escobar from the Rays, general manager Billy Beane flipped the shortstop to the Nationals, reportedly in exchange for reliever Tyler Clippard. CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman was the first to report Escobar had been dealt to...
Via Bloguin Best
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

The Athletics Trade a Shortstop for a Reliever

On the face of it, trading a shortstop for a reliever seems like a bad idea. Especially when the shortstop is under team control for a year longer. But teams aren’t vacuums, and you can’t cram all of your players into one depth chart without scraping some elbows. In other words, Yunel Escobar can’t pitch, […]
Via Fangraphs
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss
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