The Homestead Grays were one of a number of teams that laid claim to Washington, and the popularity of that team, and the leagues’ stars in particular, led to great success in the city.
Cespedes was traded by the Tigers to the Mets midway through last season and said that his decision wasn’t about the money, but rather about how much he enjoyed playing for the NL champion.
Fister, a Washington Nationals right-hander the past two seasons, has agreed to a $7 million, one-year contract with the Houston Astros.
Manfred has been quick to tweak the sport during his first year as commissioner, implementing initiatives when necessary, and the role of the designated hitter in the National League will likely be part of CBA talks.
Veteran right-handed pitcher Bronson Arroyo agreed to terms on a minor league contract with the Nationals and has been invited to spring training, the team announced Tuesday night.
By being able to retain outfielder Yoenis Cespedes over the weekend, the Mets have their half-season savior back on the roster, but Bryce Harper and the health of Anthony Rendon will go a long way in helping the Nationals.
Chris Davis and the Orioles are together again.
Revere, a speedy outfielder, was traded by the Blue Jays to the Nationals on Friday in exchange for former closer Drew Storen, and he said that he has no problem helping his teammates get on base and score runs.
Former St. Louis Cardinals scouting director Chris Correa pleaded guilty on Friday to five counts of computer hacking and admitted he repeatedly accessed another professional baseball team’s proprietary database without authorization.
The Nationals acquired Revere, a swift outfielder who can lead off in exchange for Storen, their setup man and former closer, on Friday night.
The Nationals introduced Murphy, the former Mets second baseman who was the MVP of the National League Championship Series, on Thursday afternoon.
The Giants have agreed to terms with Span, who spent the last three seasons with the Nationals, on a $31 million, three-year deal, pending a physical that will take place later Thursday.