The Washington Nationals have signed outfielder Kyle Schwarber on a one-year deal.
Cutting payroll for 2021, Kris Bryant trade rumours are surfacing once again. The All-Star third baseman is a free agent at the end of next season, and the Chicago Cubs could look to swing a deal this offseason.
Heading into the offseason, DJ LeMahieu’s free agency appeared destined to end back where it started: Yankee Stadium.
Projected for around $10 million in arbitration, the Minnesota Twins opted not to tender a contract to slugging outfielder Eddie Rosario. Rosario becomes a free agent, joining fellow hard-hitting outfielders like Kyle Schwarber and Joc Pederson on the market.
From a Championship to joint bottom of the disappointing NL East, the Washington Nationals were in conversation for most disappointing team in 2020. Despite their ring, the future does not look especially promising in DC. There’s a top heavy roster and payroll, coupled with the economic impact of the pandemic and their poor farm system, suggesting a period of retooling.
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World Series champions are set to compete in 2020 despite losing Anthony Rendon.
Washington Nationals have agreed a deal to re-sign starting pitcher and World Series MVP Stephen Strasburg, per Jon Heyman. Strasburg will receive over $220 million over a seven-year deal.
The Braves won their second straight NL East title, and offseason acquisition Josh Donaldson had his fair share of contributions on his way to hitting 37 home runs and leading the Braves into the postseason.
Stephen Strasburg put himself in a position to opt out of the four years $100 million remaining on his seven-year $175 million contract by having a fully healthy and productive season. After averaging only 145 innings per year between 2015 and 2018, he pitched 209 innings and won World Series MVP, setting him up for another huge payday.
After the Washington Nationals won its first ever World Series championship in 2019, it’ll be all smiles for now, which the long-suffering franchise deserves at last. However, soon it will be time for free agency and GM Mike Rizzo’s task to remain among the MLB’s elite could prove more difficult than expected.
Look out, AL teams. There’s a new dynasty in town in the Houston Astros. They’re playing in the World Series for the second time in the last three years after finishing with league-high 108 regular-season wins and are widely regarded the favorites to win it all against the Washington Nationals.
Washington DC has a World Series team for the first time in 86 years. Having not won a playoff series since their move from Montreal in 2004, the Nationals have managed to win two after sweeping the Cardinals. They will play either the Yankees or the Astros to win their first title.
The St. Louis Cardinals and Washington Nationals will meet in the National League Championship Series.
The NL Wildcard Washington Nationals have battled all the way to a deciding fifth game of the NLDS against the two-straight National League champions Los Angeles Dodgers. One of the biggest contributors on a very dangerous team so far has been starting pitcher Stephen Strasburg.