Tagged: ‘Baseball’

Washington Nationals: Decision Time on Matt Wieters
January 21st, 2017 at 1:00 PM
***PHOTO1*** The complicated question resurfaces for the Washington Nationals about Matt Wieters. Should they sign him? Not until they address other needs. Either the Washington Nationals want catcher Matt Wieters or they do not. Whatever they feel, they need to decide and move on. The former all-star Baltimore Orioles catcher has captured the...

Washington Nationals Rumors: Where will Nats find closer? Bench depth?
January 20th, 2017 at 12:59 PM
***PHOTO1*** Photo by Greg Fiume/Getty Images In a Washington Post article this week, Washington Nationals beat writer Chelsea Janes quoted a team source who dismissed the rumors, put forth on Twitter by former Nats' GM and current ESPN analyst Jim Bowden, that the Nationals' spending this winter...

Should the Nationals sign Matt Wieters? (January edition)
January 20th, 2017 at 11:22 AM
***PHOTO1*** Baltimore's Matt Wieters, right, celebrates his two-run home run with Steve Pearce during the Orioles' Sept. 24 win in Washington. (Nick Wass/Associated Press) Matt Wieters's name has hovered over the Nationals' offseason from start to finish, buzzing like a fly they never seem to swat away for good. The Nationals...

Will Nationals Solidify Expo Roots with Tim Raines?
January 19th, 2017 at 11:04 PM
***PHOTO1*** WASHINGTON â?? Lost in the announcement of Ivan Rodriguez's entry into the Pro Baseball of Fame was journeyman Tim Raines Sr.'s decision to enter as a member of the now-defunct Montreal Expos. It was the right decision for a player who spent 13 of his 23 seasons in Montreal, including every...

The Tampa Bay Rays’ MLB Draft failures in 2011 killed their organization
January 19th, 2017 at 2:24 PM
***PHOTO1*** Sep 25, 2016; St. Petersburg, FL, USA; Tampa Bay Rays manager Kevin Cash watches from the dugout against the Boston Red Sox at Tropicana Field.  Jeff Griffith / USA TODAY Sports A minor MLB trade was made on Wednesday, lost in all the hoopla of Hall of Fame...