Wire Taps: Nationals looking at Kenley Jansen, Alex Colome, David Robertson; Adam Eaton trade was not a 'panic move'

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals and see what people think about the job Washington's GM Mike Rizzo did at the recently-concluded Winter Meetings. The Winter Meetings are over, and Winterfest beckons. After that, the next major event isn't until February, when pitchers and catchers report. Baseball truly is a waiting game.Here's the latest from Nationals Park.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
1 hour ago

Washington Nationals Rumors: Nats in on Kenley Jansen? Talking Alex Colome with Rays?

NATIONAL HARBOR, MD. - Both closers Washingtons Nationals are reportedly pursuing as the Winter Meetings at the Gaylord Resort and Convention Center come to an end, fit the description GM Mike Rizzo gave on Wednesday afternoon of the type of pitcher that makes sense for the organization to pursue.Obviously youd like to have a guy with more control. The more control the better, that...
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
11 hours ago

Adam Eaton is perfect consolation prize for Nationals

Embed from Getty Images Adam Eaton is a nice consolation prize for Mike Rizzo and the Washington Nationals. There’s nothing wrong with trading for the 28-year old outfielder. He is two years younger than Andrew McCutchen, who the Nationals initially had their sights set on. Eaton had a much more productive season in than McCutchen last season, hitting .284/.362/.428 with...
Via KCM Sports
12 hours ago

Bryce Harper's tweet after the Nationals' trade for Adam Eaton is creating drama

The Washington Nationals landed their new center fielder on Wednesday, though it wasn’t the one many expected. Nor did it come at the price many expected.In the deal, the Nationals acquired Adam Eaton from the White Sox in exchange for a package of prospects that reportedly was nearly identical to the package they offered earlier this week for White Sox ace Chris Sale, who ultimately...
Via FOX Sports
12 hours ago

Dusty Baker Has Found a Second Home in Washington

 When the Washington Nationals hired Dusty Baker to be their manager on November 3, 2015, it was Baker’s first job back in MLB after two years away from the game. It was also his farthest post from home, 3,000 miles from San Francisco. After one season in the nation’s capital, however, Baker has found a secondary home and feels revigorated about coaching. “I enjoyed my time...
12 hours ago

Wire Taps: Adam Eaton, Nationals' Star Player; Should Eaton stay in right?; Why did the Nats give up so much?

Catch up on the latest Nationals news from the 2016 MLB Meetings... and get to know the newest Nats' outfielder Adam Eaton.Win now? Win now.Here's the latest from National Harbor.
Via CSN Mid-Atlantic
17 hours ago

Dusty Baker addresses the Nationals’ offseason and his managerial future

Dusty Baker usually has someone help him pack his belongings to go back home to northern California for the winter once the baseball season is over, but this year he packed himself. He wanted to take his time, to reflect on his first year in Washington, his favorite setting as manager outside of San Francisco […]
Via Nationals Journal
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Acquire Adam Eaton

A day after it looked like the Nationals had missed their chance at making a blockbuster trade with the White Sox, the Nationals ended up making a blockbuster trade with the White Sox. Outfielder Adam Eaton, and not pitcher Chris Sale, is now a National while DC waves goodbye to a trio of promising pitching prospects: Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez, and Dane Dunning. In Eaton, the...
Via The Nats Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Nationals mortgaged their future and didn't even fill their biggest offseason need

Did the Nationals just do that?Did they just trade away the No. 3 prospect in baseball, the No. 38 prospect in baseball, and their first-round selection from the last draft?They did.And in return for that massive package of prospects, the team picked up …Adam Eaton.Make no mistake, Eaton is one of baseball’s most underrated players — he hit .290/.362/.422 over the last three...
Via FOX Sports
1 day ago

Lucas Giolito Says Goodbye to the Nationals

Nationals top pitching prospect Lucas Giolito probably didn’t wake up Wednesday morning expecting to be traded, but such is the life a Major Leaguer. The Nationals traded their 22-year-old right-handed starter of the future, along with two other fellow prospects, 22-year-old right-hander Reynaldo Lopez and 21-year-old righty Dane Dunning, to the Chicago White Sox in exchange for...
1 day ago

Maybe Adam Eaton Should Stay in Right Field

So the Nationals now have Adam Eaton. Adam Eaton is really good! Last year, after moving to right field, Adam Eaton put up a +6 WAR season, thanks to his defensive ratings going through the roof. Washington, though, has some guy named Bryce Harper in right field, so Eaton is going back to center field, where he played up until last year. That will allow Trea Turner to move back to...
Via Fangraphs
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Mike Rizzo Discusses Nationals’ Acquisition Of Adam Eaton

Nationals GM Mike Rizzo addressed his club’s acquisition of Adam Eaton from the White Sox, which cost a trio of quality pitching prospects. Eaton, who just turned 28, is controllable for five years at the reasonable rate of $38.4MM (the last two seasons via option). Here are a few highlights from the press conference: Rizzo emphasized the importance of the flexibility that Eaton...
Via MLB Trade Rumors
1 day ago

Nationals, Rays have reportedly discussed Alex Colome trade

Still very much in need of a closer, the Washington Nationals may be turning their attention towards the trade market in an effort to land one. According to a report by Jon Morosi of FOX Sports on Wednesday, the Nationals have discussed a trade for righty reliever Alex Colome with the Tampa Bay Rays. #Rays, #Nationals have discussed closer Alex Colome in trade talks, sources...
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Wilson Ramos signs with Rays, concluding his Nationals tenure

Wilson Ramos’s tenure with the Nationals officially ended Tuesday night when the catcher agreed to a two-year contract with the Rays pending a physical, according to a person familiar with the situation. The deal carries $12.5 million guaranteed and can climb to $18.25 million with incentives. The breakup with Washington became inevitable last Friday once […]
Via Nationals Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Harper seeking $400 million, likely to leave Nationals

Washington Nationals fans should probably enjoy Bryce Harper while they can. The star outfielder, who is due to become a free agent after the 2018 season, is reportedly seeking at least a 10-year deal in excess of $400 million for his next contract, a Nationals executive told Bob Nightengale of USA Today. The Nationals, put off by those parameters, have resigned themselves to the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Melancon signs $62 million deal with Giants

The first of the big closers is off the free agent market, and he’s getting a whole lot of money. Mark Melancon and the San Francisco Giants are reportedly in agreement on a four-year deal that will shatter Jonathan Papelbon’s record $50 million closer deal. Sources: The Giants and Mark Melancon have agreed to a deal, pending a physical; Melancon is going through his physical...
Via Larry Brown Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals don't tender contract to OF Ben Revere

WASHINGTON (AP) The Washington Nationals did not tender a contract to outfielder Ben Revere before Friday's deadline, making him a free agent. The Nationals announced Friday that Revere was their only arbitration-eligible player who wasn't offered a contract. Shortstop Danny Espinosa, outfielder Bryce Harper, third baseman Anthony Rendon and right-handed pitcher Tanner Roark were...
Via Associated Press
6 days ago  |  Discuss

CareFirst Fan Challenge winner to face off against Scherzer at Nats Winterfest - Nationals Buzz

Back in the dog days of summer, CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield asked fans to challenge Nationals ace Max Scherzer to anything! Submissions for #IChallengeMax began pouring in to our Twitter account, ranging from cooking competitions to karaoke. And when it was all said and done, Scherzer selected to battle Nats fan ... Read More
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals, C Jose Lobaton avoid arbitration with 1-year deal

WASHINGTON (AP) Catcher Jose Lobaton and the Washington Nationals have agreed to a one-year contract for 2017, avoiding arbitration. The Nationals announced the agreement on Twitter on Thursday. Lobaton hit .232 in 99 at-bats during the regular season as a backup to Wilson Ramos. But Ramos was injured in September, allowing Lobaton to get a chance at a more prominent role in...
Via Associated Press
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Christmas wish list for the Washington Nationals

The holiday season is officially here, which means kids around the globe are fine-tuning their Christmas lists. Nationals fans are no different, so let’s run through what we would like to see in 2017 and beyond. 1. Stephen Strasburg’s elbow holds up for a full season.The Nationals invested in him long-term, and he was dominant last year. But he is he also yet to crack 25 starts...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Rendon named National League Comeback Player of the Year

  One day, late in the season, when many Nationals were hunched over ballots voting for MLBPA end-of-season awards, Max Scherzer charged down the hall into the clubhouse. “Anthony Rendon for Comeback Player of the Year!” Scherzer called to no one in particular, as he sometimes does, though that award is voted on by writers […]
Via Nationals Journal
9 days ago  |  Discuss

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