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Federal Baseball Dec 12, 2018
MLB Winter Meetings: The Washington Nationals’ rotation depth; Tanner Roark rumors...

MLB Winter Meetings: The Washington Nationals’ rotation depth; Tanner Roark rumors...

Washington Nationals’ manager Davey Martinez and GM Mike Rizzo talked on Tuesday about the rotation depth, the rumors around Tanner Roark and more... What was Davey Martinez’s initial reaction to the news the Washington Nationals signed Patrick Corbin to a 6-year/$140M deal, giving the Nationals a rotation that now has Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, and the left-hander in the top three spots? “Mike [Rizzo] and the staff and the ownership has actually given me a pretty good Christmas so far. As of right now we’re in great shape.” - Davey Martinez on building roster for 2019 “I...
Federal Baseball Dec 12, 2018
MLB Winter Meetings 2018: Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo on trade rumors; remaining needs + more...

MLB Winter Meetings 2018: Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo on trade rumors; remaining needs + more...

Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo talked openly on Tuesday about teams calling to ask about Tanner Roark, the free agent and trade markets this winter + more... In explaining the chatter about the Washington Nationals discussing trading Tanner Roark at the 2018 MLB Winter Meetings, Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo told reporters on Tuesday night his phone started ringing as soon as the Nats signed free agent left-hander Patrick Corbin, with those teams that have reached out wondering if Rizzo and Co. were willing to deal from the starting depth on the roster. “Teams know coming in here that...
Federal Baseball 18 hours ago
Wire Taps: Who will replace Tanner Roark?; Second base proposals; Nationals plotting next moves...

Wire Taps: Who will replace Tanner Roark?; Second base proposals; Nationals plotting next moves...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before you go away for the weekend to recover from the Winter Meetings... So, the Winter Meetings have come and gone and Bryce Harper is still a free agent. Funny how that happened. Here’s the news from Nats Park: Nationals still have questions as Meetings end (MLB.com)"Even though the Nats appeared to have finished most of their shopping before the Winter Meetings began -- adding Kurt Suzuki and Yan Gomes at catcher, Trevor Rosenthal and Kyle Barraclough in the bullpen and signing left-hander Patrick Corbin -- it is clear they are not...
AZ Snake Pit 6 hours ago
2018 Arizona Diamondbacks Reviews: #3, Patrick Corbin

2018 Arizona Diamondbacks Reviews: #3, Patrick Corbin

Patrick “Captain Sully” Corbin found a new flight path during the 2018 season. His departure has altered the path of the Arizona Diamondbacks going forward. 2018 rating: 8.70 2017 rating: 7.07 2018 salary: $7,500,000 2018 performance: 33 GS, 11-7, 246 SO, 48 BB, 3.15 ERA, 137 ERA+, 77 ERA-, 2.61 xFIP, 4.6 bWAR, 6.3 fWAR 2019 status: Free agent, signed 6 year $140 million contract with the Washington Nationals It’s been a long, hard fought 6 years in Arizona for Patrick Corbin full of towering peaks and cratering valleys. After a solid yet inconsistent 2017 season, he entered 2018...
Federal Baseball Dec 11, 2018
MLB Winter Meetings 2018: Washington Nationals not done building for 2019...

MLB Winter Meetings 2018: Washington Nationals not done building for 2019...

Second base? Bullpen help? A rotation addition? Rumors from the Winter Meetings + Mike Rizzo on some of the chatter out in Las Vegas... Reports from the 2018 Winter Meetings in Las Vegas on Monday had Washington’s Nationals kicking the tires on some second basemen and considering further additions to the rotation and bullpen as they build their roster for the 2019 campaign. Even after adding Patrick Corbin on a 6-year/$140M deal last week, the Nationals, according to Fancred’s Jon Heyman, are still looking to add a starter, reliever, and second baseman. Heyman pointed to DJ LeMahieu,...

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