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Jul 16, 2017
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CINCINNATI (AP) Looking to fortify a bullpen that has blown more than a third of its save chances, the Washington Nationals acquired relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle from the Oakland Athletics for right-hander Blake Treinen and a pair of prospects.
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Sean Doolittle’s guts; Dusty Baker trusting Ryan Madson; Bryce Harper wanting three-headed monster in Nationals’ bullpen...

Sean Doolittle’s guts; Dusty Baker trusting Ryan Madson; Bryce Harper wanting three-headed monster in Nationals’ bullpen...

You’re forgiven if you worried in the ninth inning last night, but the Nationals’ new relievers got the job done in Washington’s 4-3 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks. Ryan Madson worked around a one-out double by Brandon Drury in the Diamondbacks’ eighth, to keep the Nationals ahead, 4-2, and with left-handed hitting Jake Lamb, right-handed hitting catcher Chris Iannetta, and pinch hitter Paul Goldschmidt looming in the ninth, Dusty Baker turned to Sean Doolittle for the save opportunity in the lefty’s second appearance with Washington. “[Bob Melvin] said you were getting two...
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Athletics at Mets: Meet the Mets

Athletics at Mets: Meet the Mets

Despite dropping two out of three games against a tough Tampa Bay Rays opponent, the A’s are off to a strong start in the second half of the season. However, the games being played are not really at the forefront of people’s minds at the moment, as trades, trade rumors, and free agent signings are dominating the A’s news cycle. Old friend Chris Carter has returned, albeit to the minor leagues, and relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle have left been traded to greener (or redder) pastures by getting sent out to the Washington Nationals. Over the last month, the A’s have undergone...
Athletics Nation Jul 20, 2017
Elephant Rumblings: Yankees Soured On Doolittle

Elephant Rumblings: Yankees Soured On Doolittle

It’s been a slow news morning. Acquisitions and Rumors: A’s sign Chris Carter to minor-league contract The Pirates are 10-2 over their last 12. Might they be a landing spot for Jed Lowrie? An anonymous NL GM expects Oakland to “have a hard time getting what they want, expect or had in their head a year and a half ago. I think the world has changed a lot in that year and a half." A fresh Sonny Gray rumor and a note on why the Yankees weren’t interested in Sean Doolittle. And one more... #Astros working hard to add pitching, both in rotation and bullpen, sources say; Sonny Gray...
MLB Trade Rumors Jul 19, 2017

Minor MLB Transactions: 7/19/17

Here are Wednesday’s minor moves from around the game… The Nationals announced that right-hander Jacob Turner has cleared waivers and accepted an outright assignment to Triple-A Syracuse. Washington briefly selected Turner’s contract on Monday this week in order to add some length to the bullpen while waiting for the arrival of new acquisitions Sean Doolittle…
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...
Athletics Nation Jul 17, 2017
Oakland A’s prospect watch: Jake Sanchez out for year from Triple-A bullpen

Oakland A’s prospect watch: Jake Sanchez out for year from Triple-A bullpen

UPDATE: Welp never mind, didn’t see this before I finished writing this post: Bad injury news down-on-the-farm for the #Athletics: promising reliever Jake Sanchez is out for the year with a right ulnar stress fracture— Melissa Lockard (@oakclubhouse) July 17, 2017 Here’s the rest of the article, lightly edited: The Oakland A’s thinned out their bullpen on Sunday by trading away Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson. With the rebuild approaching full tilt, opportunities could emerge for new names to step up over the next couple months of non-contending baseball. What other Triple-A...
Outside Pitch Jul 17, 2017

GM Mike Rizzo not done adding to the Washington Nationals bullpen

The Washington Nationals bullpen gained two good arms this week when they acquired Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson from the Oakland Athletics. Though promising additions, Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo still has work to do. Doolittle and Madson are certainly upgrades. Unfortunately, neither is a shutdown closer many were hoping they could acquire. Whether it’s […] The post GM Mike Rizzo not done adding to the Washington Nationals bullpen appeared first on OutsidePitchMLB.
Athletics Nation Jul 17, 2017
Athletics vs Rays: Poised to Breach

Athletics vs Rays: Poised to Breach

The notoriously streaky A’s have pitched and hit their way into a sweep of the defending AL Champs as the team appears to be on the upswing yet again. The A’s weekend wasn’t filled with all of the usual unchecked bliss from winning that can still pervade even when rooting for a team destined for last place, as bigger news than a series sweep struck before the final game was played. Finding out that Ryan Madson, and longest-tenured Athletic and team/community leader Sean Doolittle, had been traded in exchange for a former A’s farmhand with potential for an amazing turnaround and a...
Athletics Nation Jul 17, 2017
Blogfather Muses On Toolittle Trade, Future

Blogfather Muses On Toolittle Trade, Future

When it comes to trades, I don’t lean “pro Beane/Forst” or “anti Beane/Forst” so much as I try to analyze each deal at the time and judge it to be, as I see it, great, awful, or somewhere in between. So my opinions are not referendums on an administration, just on a given move. I also try to separate myself from the emotional fan connection I may have to a given player — such as Sean Doolittle, my favorite Oakland Athletic on a team that has many players that I love. Well, that’s true after the first hour or two because if you trade my favorite player, no matter how good the...
Athletics Nation Jul 17, 2017
If Baseball is a Business then the Customer Service Sucks!

If Baseball is a Business then the Customer Service Sucks!

If baseball is a business, then their customer service sucks! At least in Oakland this month this is, and will be, the case. How many times have we heard Billy Beane talk about “We're getting ready…We're rebuilding…We want to be ready for the new stadium.” Well we’ve been Beaned again by the same rhetoric regarding the trade of Ryan Madsen and Sean Doolittle. But I'm telling you, there's something lacking in their customer service. Please just hear me out, even if you thought it was a wise trade. I KNOW baseball is a business. It always has been. I'm not so naïve to think...
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: Team stronger after Doolittle and Madson trade

With seven decent bullpen arms, the Washington Nationals chances of success are stronger come October. Unless they get an amazing offer, this is it. The Washington Nationals now have quality bullpen parts, we hope. By trading for Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle, the thought is the Nats have the pieces in place to cobble together games […] Washington Nationals: Team stronger after Doolittle and Madson trade - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
CSN Washington Jul 17, 2017

Nationals new reliever Sean Doolittle grew up a Redskins fan

On Sunday, the Nationals made a trade with the Oakland Athletics to bring in some much needed bullpen help.Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson were
Athletics Nation Jul 17, 2017
May the Doo be with you

May the Doo be with you

A fond farewell and thank you to Oakland A’s reliever, Sean Doolittle A long time ago in a bullpen far, far away... I’ve spent the last hour starting and restarting this post, but nothing seems quite right. What Sean Doolittle meant to us A’s fans can’t be expressed in words, it needs to be expressed in the ways he’s changed the lives of A’s fans. I don’t need to tell AN that, I don’t need to tell A’s fans that, it’s for the outside world to look in and see what our goofy, ginger-bearded reliever and his fiancée, Eireann Dolan (and of course their dogs),...
Athletics Nation Jul 17, 2017
Sean Doolittle trade fits Oakland A's rebuild and improves game of baseball

Sean Doolittle trade fits Oakland A's rebuild and improves game of baseball

In one fell swoop, the A’s made a sensible deal and also made baseball more fun. I understand if you’re distraught about trading away Sean Doolittle, the last of the 2012-2013 wonder team and the heart of so many good traditions. Does this tweet make my heart sink? pic.twitter.com/XfrEGUTiK0— Sean Doolittle (@whatwouldDOOdo) July 17, 2017 Without a doubt. Do I think that the A’s have no sense of what is means to be loyal, both to players and the fan base? No, of course they know what it means, even if they haven’t often been able to afford to show it. I’ve learned to love...

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