https://twitter.com/craigcalcaterra/status/1290362989372153858?s=20 Hope the all find somewhere good to land…
Glue guy. Good guy to have in the clubhouse. Chemistry guy. Mentor to the young Latino players. Whatever you want to call him, Gerardo Parra’s impact on the Nationals in 2019 was measured more in intangibles than actual on-field performance, although his on-field contributions were more than nothing. He won’t be returning to the Nats…… Continue reading 赤ちゃんサメ
I May Have Something In Common With Bryce Harper
Thirteen years, $330 million to sign with the Phillies. A no-trade clause, and no opt-outs. He and I will likely retire the same year. (Doc’s picture used here just because I wonder what number Harper will wear in Philly.)
Social Media as Tea Leaves
In a story that reads like every moment of middle school that both my daughters experienced, we get word that Bryce Harper has unfollowed many Washington Capitals players on Twitter: https://twitter.com/russianmachine/status/1095332811861606400 I guess he’ll be Bryce Harper of the San Francisco Harpers or, perish the thought, the Philadelphia Harpers before long…
Is Today The Day For Harper?
MLB The Show 19 chose Bryce Harper as its cover boy for their game packaging a while ago, which was a bit awkward because at the time it was unknown where he’d be playing in 2019, and so promotional pictures of him have him wearing a logo-free hoodie. The twitter account associated with the game…… Continue reading Is Today The Day For Harper?
Dozier? I Barely Know Her
Word comes today that the Nats have signed Brian Dozier to a one year deal ($9MM, with $2MM of that deferred, and no option years) to man second base for them during the upcoming season. This signing means that, barring injury, the Nats won’t be relying on some combination of Wilmer Difo and Howie Kendrick…… Continue reading Dozier? I Barely Know Her
If You Can’t Beat Him, Sign Him?
Nats inked a deal with Anibal Sanchez on Thursday. 2 years, $19 million, plus an option in 2021 (when he’ll be 37) but $6 million of the money is deferred until 2021, so he only counts $6 million this year against the salary cap Competitive Balance Tax limit. He’s slated to be their fourth starter, hopefully…… Continue reading If You Can’t Beat Him, Sign Him?
Big City Back to Do Big City Things
I suppose a lot of general managers have ideas about how a roster should be constructed, but Mike Rizzo has a formula, dammit, and that formula includes a relatively inexpensive left-handed guy who can hit home runs, play first base, and stand in left field on occasion. In 2018, that guy was Matt “Big City”…… Continue reading Big City Back to Do Big City Things
A Tanner for Tanner Trade
Wednesday night in Vegas, last real day of the Winter Meetings, and everyone realizes that they better actually get some work done or their bosses might not let them go to the work conference next year. For the Nats, this meant trading Tanner Roark to the Reds for someone named Tanner Rainey. The young Mr.…… Continue reading A Tanner for Tanner Trade
Don’t Be Sad That It’s Over; Be Glad That It Happened
Nats GM Mike Rizzo has been busy this off-season, seemingly working to build a team that wouldn’t include Bryce Harper after Harper turned down the Nats’ 10yr/300M offer at the end of the regular season. That’s to be expected, because waiting around for Harper to sign could mean that all the good players were gone…… Continue reading Don’t Be Sad That It’s Over; Be Glad That It Happened
Nats Chasing Catching Help Hither and Yan
There are rumblings late on this last day of November that the Nats and Cleveland are at advanced stages of trade talks that will yield Yan Gomes for the Nats, with no word yet on what other pieces might be involved. The mlb.com website is reporting that the Nats have traded for Yan Gomes, sending…… Continue reading Nats Chasing Catching Help Hither and Yan
The Nats Are Getting The Band Back Together
https://twitter.com/masnNationals/status/1064578591223152640 The catcher’s spot in the Nats’ batting order has been a black hole from which little offense escaped the past two years, and so upgrading the position has definitely been a priority this offseason. Many among the Nats faithful would like to seem them pursue a trade for J.T. Realmuto, but the cost would…… Continue reading The Nats Are Getting The Band Back Together
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