The month of July was filled with highlights in the Washington Nationals’ farm system. Before Zach Walters was dealt to Cleveland, Austin Voth made the leap to Double-A, and Michael Taylor and Lucas Giolito appeared in the MLB All-Star Futures Game. In this post, the Federal Reserve recaps July with the Hitter and Pitcher of […]
After a rough start to the 2014 season, many, including me, questioned whether Denard Span should be replaced as the Washington Nationals leadoff hitter. Then the calendar turned to July, and anyone who had concerns should have been mollified. People have spoken about how Span has been crucial to the team’s success, but after looking […]
If you were paying attention to sports media today, you surely noticed that MLB’s non-waiver trade deadline was unbelievably hectic. “But Andrew,” you certainly wondered, “I can’t keep track of these deals! What happened? How do they impact the Nats?” Well, you’re in luck! This post will serve as your guide to every deal that […]
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 […]