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David Huzzard: Trade for relief help puts Nats in strong position - Nationals Buzz

The recent acquisition of Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson helps the Nationals bullpen. It added two much-needed proven, veteran arms to a 'pen that was lacking everything. Madson brings his 2.01 ERA and 2.39 FIP, and Doolittle his 3.63 ERA...

Washington Times

Nationals 'in the mix' for Tigers closer Justin Wilson: report

The Washington Nationals might still be in the hunt for a closer, even after making a trade Sunday to acquire two relievers from the Oakland Athletics. The Nationals are "in the mix" for Detroit Tigers closer Justin Wilson, Fox Sports' Ken Rosenthal on Thursday. But Washington isn't willing to give ...

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Luke Erickson: Is anyone really untouchable in a trade? - Nationals Buzz

When this guest blog was first written, it was about how the injury to Joe Ross would force a trade and that the Nationals may have to consider trading one or more of their so-called untouchable players, outfielder Victor Robles...

Padres Public

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...

San Diego Union-Tribune

Padres mailbag: What kind of return is A.J. Preller seeking in trades?

The non-waiver trade deadline, a most critical date in this Padres season, is two weeks away. Two contending teams already have made a move. Last week, the Cubs made a crosstown swap, sending a prospect package to the White Sox in exchange for starter Jose Quintana. Sunday, the Nationals looked...


Nats Improve Bullpen Without Giving Up the Farm

Recent trades have left the Nationals farm system depleted, but Mike Rizzo was able to address a major need without giving up top prospects.


Storylines: Nationals acquire relief help

The Washington Nationals will finally get the much-needed boost to their league-worst bullpen thanks to a big trade with the Oakland Athletics for pitchers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle. That plus all the other news and notes from around baseball on Sunday...

Sports Illustrated

Fixing A Hole: Assessing trade needs for division leaders, and who would make sense

Assessing the trade needs and possible solutions for MLB's six first-place teams: the Astros, the Brewers, the Dodgers, the Indians, the Red Sox and the Nationals.

CSN Washington

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

CSN Bay Area

Morning trade 'put a little fire' under A's as they complete sweep

OAKLAND Sean Manaea is in just his second major league season, but hes wise in the ways of the As ever-changing roster.Manaea was around last summer when the As dealt away Rich Hill and Josh Reddick to the Dodgers at the trade deadline. It wasnt easy to see another pair of teammates go Sunday morning, as Oakland dealt relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson to the Nationals, but at least Manaea could view it with some perspective.


Report: Nats Working to Trade for Pair of Oakland Relievers

The Nationals are looking to add more than one arm in the bullpen.

San Francisco Chronicle

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...


Athletics' Trade Puts Nats Alongside Dodgers

With the addition of relievers Ryan Madson and Sean Doolittle, the Nationals are now neck and neck with the Dodgers, in regards to competing for the NL Pennant.

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David Huzzard: How Nats can add relievers by adding to payroll - Nationals Buzz

There are two ways to add players from outside the organization. That is by spending money or spending talent. Most trades are completed by spending talent, but there is a way to spend money and make a trade that might...

Grand Rapids Press

Tigers trade rumors: Why Jose Iglesias, Ian Kinsler probably aren't going anywhere

Among the teams most likely to be buyers, few need a second baseman or shortstop. DETROIT -- The Detroit Tigers would be more than willing to move second baseman Ian Kinsler or shortstop Jose Iglesias in the next two weeks, but their efforts might be thwarted for a simple reason. Among the teams most likely to be "buyers," no one needs a second baseman or shortstop. We reviewed 13 contending teams who could be checking the market in the final weeks before the 2017 trade deadline. Of the 13, only two -- the Washington Nationals and Kansas City Royals -- have...

Sports Illustrated

After another strong start, should the Braves look to sell high on R.A. Dickey?

The Braves' R.A. Dickey has been throwing well of late, including a seven-inning gem against the Nationals on Friday. With Atlanta sitting under .500, why not put the 42-year-old knuckleballer on the trade market?

MASN Sports

Nats announce signing of 27 International free agents - Byron Kerr

Nationals sign 27 international free agents, mostly from Dominican

Washington Times

Nationals in agreement with first-round pick Seth Romero

The Nationals announced Friday morning that the team had agreed to terms with first-round pick Seth Romero, a left-handed pitcher from the University of Houston. Romero, a client of agent Scott Boras, received a $2.8 million signing bonus after being selected 25th in the 2017 First-Year ...


Nationals Showing Interest in Raisel Iglesias

The Washington Nationals are reportedly showing interest in Cincinnati Reds' closer Raisel Iglesias, as the front office searches for bullpen help, before the trade deadline.


Rizzo: Nats Looking For Bullpen Help

As the trade deadline is four weeks away from now, the Nationals' general gave some unsurprising news, as he said that he is working hard to get some help for his bullpen, while he said that he will not be looking for a shortstop.

Amazin Avenue

Mets vs. Nationals: Will Amazins light up Washington with holiday fireworks?

Just winning two out of three might not be enough to get the Mets back in contention. No matter what the Mets do in Washington during this strange holiday series that features a before-noon start on Tuesday, the team is likely to be heading into the trade deadline as a seller. That’s how thin the margin for error is these days for New York. Even though they’ve won seven of their last nine games, the Mets still find themselves seven losses back in the Wild Card standings and two behind supposed doormat Atlanta in the National League East. The poor performance put forth by Rafael Montero...

Chicago Tribune

Nationals figure to be busy looking for bullpen help before trade deadline

July finally has arrived and that means it's time for underachieving teams out of the race to start unloading players for prospects or to lower payroll. It's a time-honored baseball tradition, with rumors flying leading up to the July 31 trade deadline. The problem is that even the bad teams in...

Chicago Sun-Times

Trade bores: Can Cubs make big second-half push without outside help?

Without a sudden surge on the field, the Cubs' deal-making doesn't figure to be nearly as dramatic as Thursday's 5-4 comeback win over the Nationals.

MASN Sports

David Huzzard: Nats should rekindle trade talks for McCutchen - Nationals Buzz

Baseball is considered a slow sport. All the discussions on how to get young people to pay attention to the game recently are centered around pace of play, but it sure does seem to move fast at times. A week...

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Clubs trade early offense on hot Thursday (game tied 1-1) - Byron Kerr

The Cubs used a pair of two-out base hits to get to Nationals starter Joe Ross in the first. Ross struck out the first two batters in the game in Jon Jay and Ian Happ. But then Anthony Rizzo doubled....

Amazin Avenue

Mets trade rumors: The Mets are “open for business”

Oh my god, we’re having a fire... sale. Per Buster Olney, the Mets are discussing the very real possibility that they’ll be sellers at the deadline. It’s disappointing, if not surprising, as the Mets were sitting at 31-41 following a four-game sweep by the Dodgers. Those Dodgers currently lead a top-heavy NL West, where they, along with the Rockies and Diamondbacks, are all at least 15 games ahead of the Mets for a Wild Card slot. There’s still plenty of the season left to go, but with the Wild Card Game looking like even more of a pipe dream than taking the East from the Nationals,...

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David Huzzard: Nats should look at other trade possibilities

The 2017 Nationals are a confusing team to follow. They are a combination of the best run-producing team in baseball, a huge division lead, a strong top of the rotation and one of the worst bullpens ever constructed. That last...