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 […]
Manager Matt Williams said it best: “It’s one of those nights where things just didn’t go right.” The Philadelphia Phillies (48-61) beat up on Gio Gonzalez, tacking five runs on him in under four innings, while the Washington Nationals (58-48) could not score enough to keep up with their own sieve-like bullpen, even after Cliff Lee […]
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 […]
Jordan Bastain, MLB.com reporter with the Cleveland Indians, has reported that Asdrubal Cabrera has been traded to the Washington Nationals. Nick Camino of WTAM in Cleveland reports that Zach Walters will head to Cleveland for the Nats part of the deal. As I wrote earlier today, this deal will likely have Cabrera playing second base […]
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. […]
Two former Washington Nationals have been involved in trade deadline talks today. Former starting pitcher Tommy Malone, who was part of the deal that brought Gio Gonzalez to Washington from the Athletics, has been traded to the Minnesota Twins. The A’s will get Sam Fuld in return. Former catcher and fan favorite Kurt Suzuki isn’t […]
The Washington Nationals have expressed interest in New York Mets infielder Daniel Murphy. All but two of Murphy’s games played have been at second base for the Mets this season, and while his defense is below average, he’s among the more valuable offensive second basemen in the National League. He’s posted a .295/.341/.423 slash line, […]
Today is the day that baseball nerds, like us, get excited about: the non-waiver trade deadline. The Washington Nationals lead the National League East by a game and a half, but the absence of Ryan Zimmerman has clearly hurt the Nats production, and with reports that he may be done for the season, there will be rumors pouring out all day. We’ll be posting the rumors all day long, along with some analysis on why a particular rumor may or may not hold water.
Stay stuck on The Nats Blog homepage all day for your coverage, and we’ll talk about deals across baseball once the deadline passes at 4 pm EDT.
Remember when the Washington Nationals had the best bullpen in baseball? The bullpen made things exciting again when Drew Storen gave up two runs in the ninth, but the Nationals (58-47) had just enough insurance runs to hang on, defeating the Miami Marlins (53-54) by a score of 4-3. The win gives the Nationals a […]
Although they drew six walks, the Washington Nationals (57-47) could not manage a run against the Miami Marlins (53-53), who only needed one run against Stephen Strasburg and eventually won 3-0. Strasburg (L, 7-9), who was much maligned before tonight for his 5.06 road ERA in 2014, silenced the critics with a great outing. He […]
/vomits everywhere The Washington Nationals (57-46) led 6-0 in the sixth inning, but the Miami Marlins (52-53) scored seven runs in the game’s final three innings, including four off of Rafael Soriano, and grabbed the win, 7-6. With the utterly heartbreaking loss, the Nationals’ lead in the NL East is down to just a half […]
Ryan Zimmerman‘s injury may have felt like a big blow to the Washington Nationals‘ hopes, but the early returns without him are promising. The Nationals (57-45) capped off their fourth straight series win with a road victory over the Cincinnati Reds (52-52) behind seven shutout innings from Doug Fister and four two-out RBIs, winning 4-2. Much like […]
With July well underway, the Minor League Baseball season is down to its stretch run. At this point many of the Washington Nationals’ prospects have defined their seasons. To provide a snapshot of the surprises in the farm system, the Federal Reserve has listed a trio of players who have boosted their stock the most. […]
Tough outings for Stephen Strasburg and Aaron Barrett dug the Washington Nationals (55-44) a hole they could not escape, despite some ninth-inning heroics, and they fell to the Colorado Rockies (41-60), 6-4. Contrary to what the scoreboard might indicate, it was the Nationals who drew first blood. Denard Span singled to open the game, and […]
Doug Fister held his own in Coors Field, giving up just two runs, while Ian Desmond knocked a career-high five hits, including a home run, and the Washington Nationals (54-43) crushed the Colorado Rockies (40-59), 7-2. The Nationals are now alone in first place in the NL East after the Atlanta Braves lost. From the […]