Washington Nationals Must Focus On Extending Ian Desmond
In two years, one of MLB’s brightest shortstops, Washington Nationals’ Ian Desmond, will be up for free agency. If the Nationals are smart, they’ll take the time to work out a deal with Desmond to keep him from hitting the [...]
Will Washington Nationals, Milwaukee Brewers Get New Spring Training Sites?
The Washington Nationals and the Milwaukee Brewers are on the hunt for new spring training facilities. They want shiny parks in locations that are attractive to fans that would travel to warmer climates to enjoy watching spring baseball. It seems [...]
Was Josh Willingham Trade Worst In Washington Nationals History?
When GM Mike Rizzo took over the Washington Nationals, one of his first big trades was when he dealt slugging outfielder Josh Willingham to the Oakland Athletics. Willingham, who came to D.C. in a trade with the then-Florida Marlins, was [...]
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Jerry Blevins Trade Makes Financial Sense for the Washington Nationals
While the Washington Nationals gave up a top prospect in Billy Burns to get left-hander Jerry Blevins from the Oakland Athletics, it’s a trade that makes more and more sense with each passing deal reached by free agent arms the [...]
Why Are Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo and Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane Such Good Trade Partners?
It seems like the only team the Washington Nationals makes trades with is the Oakland Athletics. In fact, since 2010, there have been twenty players exchanged between the two teams, and they currently have a streak of making a trade every offseason since [...]
Washington Nationals Rumors: Could Team Be Dark Horse for Matt Garza?
The Washington Nationals now have one rotation spot open after their acquisition of Doug Fister, and have now addressed about 90 percent GM Mike Rizzo‘s winter checklist. They added a left-handed outfield bat off the bench in Nate McLouth, and [...]
Washington Nationals Take Big Risk In Giving Up Key Prospects In Recent Trades
While I reserve that the Washington Nationals have made good moves in their recent trades, the minor league prospects that they gave up matter more to the organization than many people may think. While the Nationals ultimately come out looking [...]
Washington Nationals Fill Huge Need with Jerry Blevins Trade
The Washington Nationals‘ offseason just continues to get better. Just this past week, the Nationals traded to acquire Doug Fister and signed outfielder Nate McLouth. On Wednesday afternoon, Mike Rizzo made a deal with the Oakland Athletics GM Billy Beane [...]
Washington Nationals Get Great Arm in Jerry Blevins in Trade with Oakland Athletics
There have been rumors that the Washington Nationals were trying to get rid of relievers. However, it’s definitely a great sign that they have decided to instead add to their impressive depth in the bullpen. The Nationals acquired Jerry Blevins [...]
How Serious Are Washington Nationals About Signing Eric O’Flaherty?
The Washington Nationals have shown some interest in relief pitcher Eric O’Flaherty on the first day of the 2013 Winter Meetings. However, the Nationals also don’t intend on making a decision regarding O’Flaherty anytime soon. The left-handed pitcher posted a [...]