Even as the Chicago Cubs lost one game after another, Ernie Banks never lost hope.
The right-hander signed a seven-year, $210 million contract Wednesday, a franchise-altering deal that shows just how far the organization has come.
Manager Matt Williams says Tanner Roark is continuing to prepare as a starter, despite the addition of Max Scherzer.
Boras strongly denied a report from earlier this week that Strasburg is now open to being traded. “We don’t know where that came from,” Boras said.
Pope Francis will reportedly visit Washington, D.C. on his trip to the United States this fall. Maybe he will get a chance to have an audience with Scott Boras.
With the addition of Scherzer, 30, the Nationals will at least temporarily boast one of the most dominant starting rotations in baseball — and possibly one of the best rotations in recent decades.
The best moves result in a number of attractive options for a wide range of possibilities. In the short-term, Scherzer gives Washington better odds of reaching the World Series for the first time since 1933.
According to multiple reports early Monday morning, the Washington Nationals have signed the marquee free agent to a seven-year contract, further strengthening one of the best rotations in baseball.
The Lerner family is going to keep this team’s payroll in the $140 million neighborhood — an upscale, if not luxury, neighborhood. In order to do that, you can’t be paying the setup reliever $9 million.
Washington agreed to one-year contracts with seven of its eight arbitration-eligible players this week. The lone exception was left-hander Jerry Blevins.
Escobar will fill the Nationals’ vacancy at second base and, with two years remaining on his contract, also serve as a form of insurance for shortstop Ian Desmond, who is set to become a free agent after the 2015 season.
Escobar, who was one of the Nationals’ targets earlier this winter before he was traded from Tampa Bay to Oakland last week, will give the Nationals a middle infielder who has experience at second base, third base and shortstop.