Category Archives: MINOR LEAGUES

Joe Who? Bisenius Gets the Call with Maya and Detwiler

In addition to tonight’s starter RHP Yunesky Maya and LHP Ross Detwiler, the Washington Nationals activated RHP Joe Bisenius before the game with the New York Mets.

Bisenius’ name hasn’t been mentioned before in the list of potential September call-ups, yet here he is back in the big leagues. 

He pitched two games with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2007 before arm trouble and inconsistancy left Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Tuesday Morning

BULLET-POINT STYLE!Can’t get enough Danny Espinosa?  Neither can we.  Check out yesterday’s gamer and Cheryl’s profile of the Nats latest sparkplug, both chock full of pictures of the switch-hitting middle infielder.
Say what you will about Willie Harris’ lack of production this season, but the man still plays all out, and yesterday’s run-in with the out-of-town scoreboard in right field was no Continue reading

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Random Thoughts for Friday Mid-Day

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Congratulations to 1B Tyler Moore and OF Randolph Oduber for winning MVP honors in their respective leagues.  Moore won the Carolina League MVP, finishing first in that league in homers, RBIs, doubles and extra-base hits.  Moore’s 75 XBHs were second in all of minor league baseball.  Oduber won th Gulf Coast League MVP.  He led that league in average (.366), slugging (.569)  Continue reading

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Nationals Recall Ramos, Balester; Select Espinosa from Minors

UPDATE (3:34 pm):  Balester will have to wait until the weekend.  He had just been optioned last Thursday and has to spend 10 days in the minors before recall, barring injury.

The Washington Nationals will call up C Wilson Ramos and P Collin Balester, plus select the contract of INF Danny Espinosa from the minor leagues.  The team expects the players will be active for tonight’s game in Continue reading

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Random Thoughts on Wednesday Morning

BULLET-POINT STYLE!Brian Oliver, one of the hardest working bloggers in the Natosphere, is hanging up his spikes.  It’s devastating news to me, because I can’t write anything about the minor leagues without having his "Big Board" open to consult all the minor league rosters in one place.  Seriously though, Brian was one of the originals to write about the team, and was one of the five Continue reading

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Random Thoughts for Tuesday Afternoon

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The Nats released the names of the players they’ll send to the Arizona Fall League:  C Derek Norris, OF Michael Burgess, IF Steve Lombardozzi, LHP Sammy Solis, RHP Cole Kimball and RHP Adam Carr.  Not to slight any of these players, as they all have futures in the organization, but it’s somewhat of an underwhelming list.  According to Nats Insider, GM Mike Rizzo said there’s Continue reading

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