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Roster Expansion

Posted by admin | Players,Washington (MLB)

As has been previously reported, the Nationals are adding an additional five players today, now that the minor league season has completed (for everyone except Vermont and the DSL Nationals1). After adding LHSP Matt Chico and RHRP Winston Abreu on Friday, the Nationals are adding 2007 first rounder LHSP Ross Detwiler, 2005 4th rounder CF Justin Maxwell, minor league free agent LHRP Arnie Munoz, minor league free agent RHRP Jon Albaladejo, and CF Ryan Langerhans(they are also activating LHRP Micah Bowie from the 15-day DL). Most people are aware of who Chico, Langerhans and Bowie are so I’ll give the quick recap on the other five players: (more…)

The Business of Baseball: Why Soriano Must Be Traded

Posted by admin | Washington (MLB)

Because it directly affects the state of the Nationals’ farm system, I thought we should write something on trading Alfonso Soriano — you know, before it actually happens; it is the hottest story in baseball, after all.

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Irish Eyes Aren’t Smiling

A day after he surrendered seven earned runs in a loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, the Nationals optioned LHP Mike O’Connor to New Orleans and plan to recall RH RP Ryan Wagner from New Orleans in time for Monday evening’s game in San Francisco.

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Pitching, pitching, pitching

The Nationals made a few roster moves today to shore up their beaten and injured rotation. First, the Nationals recalled RP Jay Bergmann from New Orleans and optioned LH SP Billy Traber back to the Zephyrs. After last night’s bullpen fire drill, the Nationals needed a rested arm in the bullpen for this afternoon’s game against the Reds. (more…)

Four More Reassigned

The Nationals reassigned SS Ian Desmond, LHP Joe Horgan, and RHPs Anastacio Martinez and Santiago Ramirez to their minor league camp.

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Three More Roster Moves

The Washington Nationals today optioned OF Ty Godwin and 2B Bernie Castro to New Orleans and reassigned CA Brandon Harper to Minor League camp.

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The Final Cuts

The Big Board is updated as soon as every change happens so keep an eye on it as spring training winds down and then as the minor league teams set up their rosters.

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Visiting the Farm (Sorta)

Posted by admin | Management,Washington (MLB)

The Washington Post finally ran the Barry Svrluga article on the Nats player development within the minor leagues that everyone was waiting for (well, at least I was). Nate over at Nats Triple Play captures my feelings on the article spot-on … “not exactly hard hitting.” He also presents a pretty good review of what has been lost from the farm system over the past few years. (more…)

A flurry of activity

The active roster is getting tight so the Washington Nationals signed one player to a major league deal and three players to minor league deals.

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Filler Up

It’s been a while since there has been any Nationals’ minor league news of note. Finally, the Nats have begun issuing their non-roster invitations to spring training as well as signing players to minor league contracts.

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