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  1. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Nats call up DJ Herz, Trevor Williams to the IL https://www.masnsports.com/blog/nats-place-trevor-williams-on-il-recall-dj-herz-from-triple-a-rochester?fbclid=IwZXh0bgNhZW0CMTAAAR2NM2elxmwdBVjj2gw5eFRqlr-uQflT7XmYlAiX9jG2slJFODiSM6mKnTI_aem_ZmFrZWR1bW15MTZieXRlcw The Washington Nationals...
  2. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Victor Robles DFA'd https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/victor-robles-designated-for-assignment-by-nationals With the Monday reinstatement of right fielder Lane Thomas from the 10-day injured list (left MCL sprain), the Nationals designated outfielder Victor Robles for assignment in a...
  3. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Matt Barnes DFA'd for Assignment, Nats activate Robert Garcia https://www.masnsports.com/blog/robert-garcia-activated-off-il-matt-barnes-designated-for-assignment Robert Garcia was activated off the 15-day injured list, the club announced. The corresponding move: Matt Barnes was designated for...
  4. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Who is Mitchell Parker? https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/mitchell-parker-goes-7-scoreless-innings-as-nationals-shut-out-astros?t=mlb-pipeline-coverage Washington's #21 Prospect beat s the Dodgers and the Astros in his 1st 2 starts. Mitchell Parker had set the stage with his MLB debut...
  5. JimRiceHOFer

    Which Current MLBers Will Be In the Hall of Fame?

    I don't think DeGrom even has a chance to get to 110 wins. At his current pace lately he would need to pitch 6 more years until he is 41 just to get to 110 wins. Even if he gets there, I don't think he deserves to be in Cooperstown. Won 2 CYA with 10 wins and 11 wins in seasons where he...
  6. JimRiceHOFer

    Following Former Red Sox 2024...

    Matt Barnes makes the Nationals Opening Day Roster https://www.masnsports.com/blog/three-veterans-officially-added-to-major-league-roster The Nationals officially purchased the contracts of outfielders Eddie Rosario and Jesse Winker, plus reliever Matt Barnes, this morning, moving a step...
  7. JimRiceHOFer

    2023 Offseason MLB News/Rumors Thread

    Nats add Eddie Rosario on a minor league deal https://www.masnsports.com/blog/nats-add-outfielder-rosario-on-minor-league-deal?fbclid=IwAR0Ih975sKXnMBBcyCZIti1qd7WI9OgCSthI0LsHHZRJFIgj4gV81WFV8ik Rosario, who still needs to pass a physical before his signing is official, is guaranteed $2...
  8. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Nats add Eddie Rosario on a minor league deal https://www.masnsports.com/blog/nats-add-outfielder-rosario-on-minor-league-deal?fbclid=IwAR0Ih975sKXnMBBcyCZIti1qd7WI9OgCSthI0LsHHZRJFIgj4gV81WFV8ik The 31-year-old has primarily played left field, but has experience in all three outfield spots...
  9. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Jesse Winker added on a Minor-League Contract to OF/DH https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2024/02/nationals-sign-jesse-winker-to-minor-league-deal.html Winker, 30, is not too far removed from being one of the better hitters in the league but he’s fallen on hard times recently as injuries have...
  10. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Nationals add Zach Davies on a Minor-League Contract https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2024/02/nationals-sign-zach-davies-to-minors-contract.html Now entering his 10th Major League season, Davies is looking to rebound after a difficult 2023 campaign. The righty posted a 7.00 ERA over 82 1/3...
  11. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Matt Barnes signs Minor League Contract with the Nationals https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/matt-barnes-hoping-for-nationals-bullpen-spot Barnes pitched the first nine years of his career with the Red Sox, including winning the 2018 World Series and earning his first All-Star selection in...
  12. JimRiceHOFer

    Following Former Red Sox 2024...

    Matt Barnes signs Minor League Contract with the Nationals, Add Richard Bleier as Non-roster invitee also https://www.mlb.com/nationals/news/matt-barnes-hoping-for-nationals-bullpen-spot Barnes pitched the first nine years of his career with the Red Sox, including winning the 2018 World Series...
  13. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Nats sign RP Derek Law to a minor league deal https://www.masnsports.com/blog/law-is-latest-veteran-reliever-to-join-nats-on-minor-league-deal?fbclid=IwAR1fGrcYkJE5n6aAQhrUBFYAj2Ta8nmEM-IO5JHBa2L5Gp0bLGggPAJuLV4 Law, 33, owns a 4.08 ERA, 1.438 WHIP and 12 saves in 247 career games with the...
  14. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Nationals Sign RHP Luke Farrell To Minor League Deal https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2024/02/nationals-sign-luke-farrell-to-minor-league-deal.html Farrell, 33 in June, spent last year in the White Sox’ system after signing a minor league deal. He tossed 55 innings over 37 appearances, including...
  15. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Joey Gallo signs with the Nats, 1 year, $5 million https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2024/01/23/joey-gallo-nationals-contract/?fbclid=IwAR1o_xeYpCe4Aq2woL9EShs0MYA5xZvNOG2C8813DAMCBdaOgyRs-uzL1Ss Gallo, an outfielder/first baseman who spent 2023 with the Minnesota Twins, has made a name...
  16. JimRiceHOFer

    2023 Offseason MLB News/Rumors Thread

    Joey Gallo signs with the Nats, 1 year, $5 million https://www.washingtonpost.com/sports/2024/01/23/joey-gallo-nationals-contract/?fbclid=IwAR1o_xeYpCe4Aq2woL9EShs0MYA5xZvNOG2C8813DAMCBdaOgyRs-uzL1Ss Gallo, an outfielder/first baseman who spent 2023 with the Minnesota Twins, has made a name...
  17. JimRiceHOFer

    Following Former Red Sox 2023

    Michael Chavis signs a Minor-League deal with the Mariners. Michael Chavis, who held a utility role for the Nationals throughout the 2023 season, has signed a minor-league deal with the Mariners, according to ESPN.com. The 28-year-old infielder/outfielder had an odd season in D.C. He was on...
  18. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    1st Baseman Lewin Diaz signed to a Minor League Deal https://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2023/12/nationals-sign-lewin-diaz-to-minor-league-deal.html Diaz spent the entire 2023 season in the minor leagues, where he slashed a solid .268/.362/.442 across 118 games. The solid season at Triple-A...
  19. JimRiceHOFer

    Following Former Red Sox 2023

    Downs hit only .236/.358/.379 in 51 games at Triple-A. The Nats promoted him only when they needed a healthy backup infielder, and even then, they barely played him.
  20. JimRiceHOFer

    2024 Nationals: Threatening To Climb Out Of The Cellar

    Nats sign Dylan Floro, DFA Jeter Downs https://www.masnsports.com/blog/why-floro-is-a-bounceback-candidate-and-why-downs-was-dfa?fbclid=IwAR3R2U08FtfFoAJueJmpQ3WdGnhFYu1r5GmavyPhOAHnp5lPaYmCx9M-llU The Floro signing, though, really does achieve exactly what Mike Rizzo and Davey Martinez were...