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  1. Washington agrees to this trade. Davis will hit for sure. But we are a little more interested in pitching depth right now.
  2. The Washington Nationals and Chicago White Sox have agreed to a trade. The Nats send CF Leon Black (AAA) and CF Lorenzo Rodriguez (A+) to the Sox for RP Anthony Kay (MLB) and RP Mike Roby (RP) The Nats don't see Black taking over CF from Robles and Rodriguez is far away (but looks like he has a chance to be a solid player and maybe even a minor star). In Kay and Roby, we get two lefties for our pen / staff which currently is heavily right handed. We feel that Kay will be a strong addition and Roby will compete for a spot in the spring. Thanks, Greg. It was a nice little negotiation there. Good luck with your two guys.
  3. The Nats and Red Sox have agreed to a trade. The Red Sox will send OF George Springer to the Nats for AAA SP Juan Rosado and A+ CF Gilberto Jimenez The Nats believe that Detmers and Cy Young IV will be prominent parts of the rotation with Davies and Kowar in the future. This makes Rosado expendable. The Nats also believe that Mark Blalock fits their needs in the future of the outfield. This makes Jimenez expandable. Honestly, the Nats are giving up a lot. But, we are in a position to compete into the playoffs in 2022 and Springer's bat could be the difference between losing early and going deeper into the offseason.
  4. Washington agrees to this trade. We think Marshall has a chance to improve our bullpen. The other guys are risky, but could pay off. We don't really have plans for Hartle and Borbon and won't miss them.
  5. TRADE EDITED TO ACCOUNT FOR MARSHALL NOT ABLE TO BE TRADED UNTIL JULY 1 Nationals send 3B Anthony Rendon, AAA P Erik Miller and AAA P BJ Sharp to Chicago for ML OF Y Puig, ML RP Brett Marshall, AA 2B Taylor Davis and AA 1B Connor Phillips Nats and Rendon do not have a future together and Rendon's lack of offense in 2022 has become unbearable. Marshall will be used in the pen but can also move into the rotation in the event of an injury. It is likely that Bill Wells will be the casualty to make room for Puig who will be a bench player. We believe Davis has a future and Phillips will be promoted to AAA.
  6. The Tigers and Nationals have reached agreement on a trade. Tigers will send Chris Villaman (AA SP) to the Nats for Edgardo Cortez (ML SS). Nats are not intending to keep Cortez on the ML roster in 2022 and would like a young pitcher to fill in the lower ML ranks.
  7. Nats agree. Catcher was clogged up with Palmer holding down the lion's share of the starts. We could have used Lewis at 1B, but we have Loren Rogers there and Matthew Grace who we are really excited about right on Rogers' heels. Nats think Robles will play a great OF and hit for high average. Nice dealing with you, Jim, as always.
  8. The Nats agree to this trade. We do feel a little bad about taking the community dog groomer, German instructor and grocery Carter, but we really need the relief pitching depth right now. Jim White will not be missed. We believe he regularly spent half of his salary on booze, blow and hookers. We don't know what he did with the other half, but we suspect he just wasted it. Jim did ask what the rent was at the house next door to Eddie's aunt so we will be eager to see how that works out.
  9. Nats agree to this trade. I think we need to bolster the hitting in the outfield and that means Rymer needs to take a seat and be replaced by someone who will hit for better average. Koyama fits that bill. However, he likely will not play the field as well as Rymer. Here is a little more thinking. If Rymer has to ride the bench, he might become unhappy and opt out of his contract. This would free up a LOT of dollars for the Washington payroll. The Wild Card race is tight and I think to make the playoffs, we have to wind the division...
  10. The Rays and Nats have agreed to a trade. Rays send OF Roberto Lopez (ML) and 3B TJ Snow (AAA) to the Nats for 3B Oneil Cruz (AA) Nats think we can compete this season and would like a hitter to bat lead off. Lopez could be that guy. Tough to part with Cruz as we think he will be a good one and the heir apparent to Rendon. But, we will need to find another future 3B.
  11. Nats approve this trade. We have cash and can spend a bit to get some minor league depth. One of these guys might emerge as a solid bench player down the road.
  12. Nats send CF Enrique Bradfield to the Tigers for LF Fernando Zapata -- Bradfield is likely to be a solid defensive CF and a baserunning threat. We like Zapata for his potential power the ability to contribute sooner that Bradfield will. Thanks, Jim!
  13. Nats agree. It is tough to part with Allen, but the return of Cortez and Rendon sets us up with a nice left side of the infield. Harris is going to be good but the acquisition of Roach makes letting him go tolerable. Thanks, Scott!
  14. Nats send $500K to the Reds for P Brad Smith Smith was available in the auction for $500K. I didn't take him, but after considering it, I reached out to Jason and offered him the amount from the auction and he accepted.