Category Archives: TRADE

Dealing a Catcher to the Giants?

Lots of folks are asking the question today, in the aftermath of Scott Cousins needlessly ending Buster Posey’s season, if it would make sense for Washington Nationals GM Mike Rizzo to make a phone call to San Francisco Giants GM Brian Sabean to gauge his interest in trading for Pudge Rodriguez or Jesus Flores.
No less an expert than Jim Bowden suggested the very same idea on Twitter.
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Morgan Trade Leaves More Questions Than Answers

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Well, Mike Rizzo was right about one aspect of it when he said, "It was Ankiel winning the job, not Nyjer losing the job.”
Because on Dec. 21 — the day the Washington Nationals signed Rick Ankiel – he "won" the job and it was the last day Nyjer Morgan was in their plans, in my humble opinion.
Morgan’s comments to the media earlier last week about his impending Continue reading

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Nationals Trade Maxwell to Yankees for Minor League Reliever

The Washington Nationals traded OF Justin Maxwell, who was designated for assignment late last week, to the New York Yankees in exchange for right-handed relief pitcher Adam Olbrychowski, according to multiple sources.
Olbrychowski, a 24-year old converted starter, has three total appearances in Double-A over the last two seasons, facing a grand total of 23 batters. In four minor league seasons, Continue reading

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Nationals Add Coffey and Hairston to Ever-Increasing Roster

The Washington Nationals have been busy the last few days.
Friday, they introduced 1B Adam LaRoche to the media.  Monday, they traded for LHP Tom Gorzelanny – sending away three minor leaguers in the deal – and signed infielder Alex Cora to a minor league contract. 
Tuesday, word surfaced that they signed right-handed reliever Todd Coffey, though no terms have been announced or leaked yet. Continue reading

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Evaluating the Gorzelanny Trade

Yesterday, the Washington Nationals traded three minor league players to the Chicago Cubs for Tom Gorzelanny, a 28-year old left-handed pitcher.  For the last two seasons, Gorzelanny has been shuttled between the starting rotation and the bullpen by the Cubs.  The pitching-starved Pittsburgh Pirates, where he was a former second round draft pick and had his best season in 2007 going 14-10 with a Continue reading

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BREAKING: Nationals Trade for LHP Tom Gorzelanny

According to multiple sources, the Washington Nationals have traded three "mid-level" minor league prospects to the Chicago Cubs for 28 year old left handed pitcher Tom Gorzelanny.
Sources also have said two of the three prospects are OF Michael Burgess and RHP A.J. Morris.
Gorzelanny has pitched for the Pirates and Cubs in his six year Major League career, and has bounced between the rotation Continue reading

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Nationals Acquire CF Corey Brown and RP Henry Rodriguez from A’s

Washington Nationals have acquired CF Corey Brown and RP Henry Rodriguez from the Oakland Athletic in exchange for LF Josh Willingham, General manager Mike Rizzo announced via press release moments ago
Overall last season, Brown, 24, hit .283/.370/.466 with 15 homers and 69 RBIs between Double and Triple A.  He stole 22 bases in 24 attempts.  He bats and throws left-handed.

Last season’s Continue reading

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Nationals Trade Willingham to Athletics

(D.Nichols/Nats News Network)

Multiple sources have confirmed the Washington Nationals have traded OF Josh Willingham, due for a big raise in arbitration, to the Oakland Athletics for two players, one reportedly to have Major League experience.
We’re still working on the details of the deal, as the transaction is pending physicals of the players involved.
Willingham will be 32 at the start of Continue reading

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