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Jacob Calvin Meyer

Jacob Calvin Meyer is a sports reporter for The Washington Times, covering the Washington Nationals and whatever else is needed. Before starting at the Times in October 2021, he covered a little bit of everything for the Baltimore Sun Media Group, including sports, education and COVID-19. While he grew up near Baltimore, he made his roots in Pennsylvania, graduating from Waynesburg University in 2017 and starting his career with the Observer-Reporter and York Dispatch newspapers. He can be reached at

Articles by Jacob Calvin Meyer

San Diego Padres right fielder Juan Soto runs to the dugout during the second inning of the team's baseball game against the Colorado Rockies, Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2022, in San Diego. (AP Photo/Gregory Bull)

Did the Nationals get enough in return for Juan Soto?

The number of prospects that Washington got back for Soto (and Josh Bell) is virtually unprecedented in MLB history. It will either be used as a model for rebuilding clubs moving forward, or as an example of the downsides to trading away a player of Soto's caliber. Published August 4, 2022

Baltimore Orioles designated hitter Trey Mancini (16) acknowledges the crowd during the ninth inning of a baseball game against the Tampa Bay Rays, Thursday, July 28, 2022, in Baltimore. (AP Photo/Terrance Williams)

Orioles trade fan favorite Trey Mancini to Astros

In a long-expected move for the still-rebuilding Orioles, first baseman/outfielder and fan favorite Trey Mancini was traded to the Houston Astros as part of a three-team deal on Monday afternoon. Published August 1, 2022

Washington Nationals right fielder Juan Soto (22) taking a swing during the 4th inning in a game against the St. Louis Cardinals at Nationals Park in Washington D.C., July 31, 2022. (Photo by All-Pro Reels)

Was July the worst month in Nationals history?

"I just want to get it over with and see what's going to happen," Juan Soto said about Tuesday's trade deadline after the Nationals' 5-0 loss to the Cardinals on Sunday. Published July 31, 2022