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Washington Nationals RHP Blake Treinen, LHP Jesus Lazardo and 3B Sheldon Neuse were traded to ...
Athletics Nation Jul 21, 2017
Oakland A’s prospect watch: Meet trade acquisitions Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse

Oakland A’s prospect watch: Meet trade acquisitions Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse

The rebuilding Oakland A’s made their first deal of the 2017 trade deadline on Sunday, sending relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to the Washington Nationals. In return, they got three players: RHP Blake Treinen (MLB) LHP Jesus Luzardo (prospect) IF Sheldon Neuse (prospect) For more on Treinen, here’s our full scouting report. This article will cover the two prospects. Neuse and Luzardo were the Nats’ 2nd-round and 3rd-round picks in 2016, respectively. In Luzardo’s case, though, he was considered a 1st-round talent but slipped due to injury (more on that later). To put...
Outside Pitch Jul 20, 2017

How reliever Blake Treinen pitched his way out of contention

Sunday’s trade between the Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics should benefit both teams. The Nationals got two much-needed bullpen pieces with closer experience. The Athletics picked up two prospects and one MLB reliever, Blake Treinen. Treinen’s inclusion was the big surprise in this deal. Aside from this season, he was a valuable relief pitcher in […] The post How reliever Blake Treinen pitched his way out of contention appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Padres Public Jul 19, 2017

Brad Hand Update

What’s up with Brad Hand? Recently, both the Nationals and Yankees acquired multiple relievers in single trades, with Washington picking up Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson and New York getting David Robertson and Tommy Kahnle (along with third baseman Todd Frazier). Among those two teams, it wouldn’t be surprising to see Washington look for more help. They lost Blake Treinen in the deal, who has a 5.59 ERA on the season but better peripherals and even better stuff. Plus, Madson’s old and Doolittle’s an injury risk, which, combined with the loss of Treinen, makes the Nationals bullpen...
Federal Baseball Jul 19, 2017
New Washington Nationals’ relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson debut in win in Anaheim...

New Washington Nationals’ relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson debut in win in Anaheim...

Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson told reporters before Tuesday night’s game that they were ready to do whatever the Nationals asked them to after this weekend’s trade from the A’s. In the immediate aftermath of Sunday’s trade with the Oakland A’s, which sent Blake Treinen and 2016 Draft picks Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse to the Athletics in return for veteran relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker told reporters he wasn’t sure what roles the new bullpen arms would fill with the Nats. “I’m not attached to a role, like whatever...

New reliever Blake Treinen joins A’s, comes full circle

New reliever Blake Treinen joins A’s, comes full circle Scott Emerson, the A’s pitching coach, knew Blake Treinen when he was a starter in Oakland’s minor-league system, so he’d followed the right-hander’s career with the Nationals. “A lot of guys in this game have told me, ‘Blake Treinen has the best stuff in major-league baseball,’ ” Emerson said Monday, mentioning former A’s and Nationals reliever Tyler Clippard as one of the sources. Treinen, one of three players acquired from Washington on Sunday for Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, has had a tough time getting on...
MLB Daily Dish Jul 17, 2017
MLB trade rumors: Nationals still pursuing Justin Wilson, other relievers

MLB trade rumors: Nationals still pursuing Justin Wilson, other relievers

After acquiring Madson and Doolittle yesterday, the Nationals are still on the prowl for relief pitching. Even after swinging a big trade with the A’s yesterday, acquiring Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the A’s in exchange for Blake Treinen and two minor-leaguers (more on that from MLBDD’s Chris Cotillo here), the Nationals are still looking for bullpen help. MLB.com’s Jon Morosi tweets that the team is still in on Tigers lefty Justin Wilson and perhaps other relievers. The Nationals' Achilles' heel this season has of course been the bullpen, and even after acquiring Doolittle...
District On Deck Jul 17, 2017

Washington Nationals: Blake Treinen gets chance to start over in Oakland

Now that Blake Treinen is in Oakland after yesterday’s trade, the former Washington Nationals reliever gets a fresh start While the Washington Nationals improved their bullpen yesterday with the acquisition of Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle, one of the pitchers that went to the west coast in that deal was Blake Treinen. It was a […] Washington Nationals: Blake Treinen gets chance to start over in Oakland - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Jul 17, 2017
Blake Treinen’s once promising Washington Nationals career ends on a sour note

Blake Treinen’s once promising Washington Nationals career ends on a sour note

Despite putting together a strong 2016 campaign that earned him the closer role to start this season, Blake Treinen likely won’t be remembered too fondly by Washington Nationals fans. The closer role for the Washington Nationals has become something of a taboo since the team moved to D.C. in 2005: players either take the chance to leave town as soon as they get the chance or disappointing performance forces the Nats to remove them from the role and ship them out anyway. Another failed closer’s Nationals career was ended abruptly Sunday, as Blake Treinen was traded alongside prospects...
Athletics Nation Jul 16, 2017
Oakland A's bullpen reset: Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson traded, Blake Treinen and Simon Castro in

Oakland A's bullpen reset: Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson traded, Blake Treinen and Simon Castro in

The Oakland A’s officially began their July trading season on Sunday, sending relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to the Washington Nationals. Click here to read more about the deal, including details and analysis. In this post, we’re taking a look specifically at the A’s remaining bullpen, which now looks quite a bit different than it did last night. The two best arms are gone, and in their place will be right-handers Blake Treinen (acquired in the trade) and Simon Castro (called up from Triple-A Nashville). The full group: RHP Santiago Casilla (closer) RHP Liam Hendriks RHP...
MLB Daily Dish Jul 16, 2017
After year of missed opportunities, Nationals finally find relief in Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson

After year of missed opportunities, Nationals finally find relief in Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson

The club’s search for relievers has been a complicated one, with many factors working against them since last fall. Our long Nationals nightmare is over. Washington, after spending the better part of a year looking for bullpen upgrades, finally added two legitimate, dependable relievers on Sunday afternoon, acquiring Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson for righty Blake Treinen and prospects Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse in a trade with Oakland on Sunday. The names Doolittle and Madson aren’t as sexy as the names Miller and Chapman from a deadline ago or Jansen and Melancon from last...
Federal Baseball Jul 16, 2017
Washington Nationals’ Project Bullpen: Nats add Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson; Is Mike Rizzo done dealing?

Washington Nationals’ Project Bullpen: Nats add Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson; Is Mike Rizzo done dealing?

Washington acquired Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the A’s for Blake Treinen, Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse. Are the Nats done adding bullpen arms? So, are the Washington Nationals done dealing for bullpen help after acquiring both left-hander Sean Doolittle and right-hander Ryan Madson from the Oakland A’s this afternoon? “Kind of in the later moments, a day or so ago, it morphed into a big deal when we expanded the deal to add both of the Oakland relievers...” - Mike Rizzo on trade with A’s Not to put words in anyone’s mouth, but listening to General Manager Mike Rizzo...

Billy Beane insists A’s committed to major rebuild

Vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane suggested an entirely new course when he spoke to reporters Sunday after trading relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to the Nationals for right-handed reliever Blake Treinen, minor league infielder Sheldon Neuse and minor league left-hander Jesus Luzardo. The frustration isn’t that we’ve had success, the frustration is that after success, we haven’t kept them, and we need to change that narrative by number one, creating a good team and ultimately commiting to keeping them around, so that when people buy a ticket, they’ll know...

Sean Doolittle, last member of A’s three playoff teams, sent to Nationals

Sean Doolittle, last member of A’s three playoff teams, sent to Nationals The last remaining player from all three of the A’s 2012-14 playoffs teams was traded away Sunday when the A’s sent Sean Doolittle to the Washington Nationals along with fellow reliever Ryan Madson. Doolittle was packaged with Madson and sent to NL East-leading Washington in exchange for onetime Oakland minor-league reliever Blake Treinen, minor league infielder Sheldon Neuse and minor league left-handed pitcher Jesus Luzardo. Doolittle was the closer for the 2014 team and was a key figure in the bullpen the...
CSN Philly Jul 16, 2017

MLB Notes: Nationals acquire Madson, Doolittle from A's for Treinen, prospects

CINCINNATI -- Looking to fortify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances, the Washington Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson

A’s trade Sean Doolittle, Ryan Madson to Nationals

Trading experienced players for younger ones is nothing new for the A’s, and on Sunday, they sent two relievers in their 30s to Washington for a 29-year-old pitcher and two minor-leaguers. Oakland dealt Sean Doolittle, 30, and Ryan Madson, 36, to the Nationals for right-hander Blake Treinen, minor-league infielder Sheldon Neuse and minor-league left-hander Jesus Luzardo. The Nationals (54-36) lead the NL East by 9½ games, but have endured plenty of late-game woes from their bullpen. The right-hander spent the first nine seasons (2003-11) in the NL East with the Phillies. Neuse is...

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