April 24, 2017

Washington Nationals upgrading bullpen at Winter Meetings

In 2015, the Washington Nationals’ most glaring weakness was their bullpen.

To put it bluntly, former manager Matt Williams simply couldn’t rely on it, but he was often put in a bind when the starting pitcher faltered. No matter the situation, every game was in doubt when it was put on the arm of a relief pitcher.

So this offseason, beefing up the bullpen has been a focal point in general manager Mike Rizzo’s plan. And in the past 48 hours, he’s made good on his word, signing two relievers and executing a trade for another. [Read more…]

Washington Nationals Winter Meetings: Escobar sent to Angels; bullpen makeover

The Washington Nationals have played it quiet this offseason so far, notable for the ones that have gotten (or will get) away. Jordan Zimmermann was the first to go, signing a below-market contract with the Detroit Tigers even before the winter meetings. Ian Desmond, Denard Span and others will follow.

But the past few days have brought rumors of new bullpen pieces, and finally — some hard news!

The Nats have added some pretty significant pieces to the bullpen renovation: [Read more…]

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