The Braves family lost a true Renaissance man on Sunday morning, when Bobby Dews died at the age of 76.
If all goes according to plan during the Braves’ rebuilding process, their fans will have a chance to look back on 2015 and better understand the pain it brought.
As the calendar is about to flip to 2016, a bit of retrospection is in order. In the past year, some teams have improved their farm systems more than others. The following list of the five most improved farm systems in 2015 was compiled considering all methods of player acquisition: trade, Draft, international signing, even […]
Braves general manager John Coppolella has said he would trade his right arm before he would deal Freddie Freeman, and he has also essentially guaranteed that the Braves will be more successful in 2016 than they were during 2015’s 95-loss season.
Even though Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer had seasons to remember, the Nationals had a season to forget in 2015. They didn’t even reach the postseason, finishing in second place in the National League East behind the NL champion Mets.
The Nationals showed their support for Ryan Zimmerman, who denied a report from Al Jazeera that he received performance-enhancing drugs.
Looking back on a 2015 Washington Nationals season that did not live up to enormous expectations, consensus will conclude that it was a disappointment. But then there were the stories of Bryce Harper and Max Scherzer, which transcended individual achievement, created special moments, and, quite simply, made baseball history.
The lawyer for Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard and Nationals first baseman Ryan Zimmerman vehemently denied a report that they received performance-enhancing drugs, calling the claims “outright lies” and vowing to fight them in court.
During December, the Nationals improved their bullpen by trading for Trevor Gott and signing Shawn Kelley and Yusmeiro Petit, but there is still work to be done. The club has several questions to answer, including who the leadoff hitter will be in 2016.
In need of balancing their starting lineup, the Nationals agreed to terms with Daniel Murphy on a three-year deal on Thursday, pending a physical, a baseball source told MLB.com. ESPN was the first to report the deal, which has not been confirmed by the club.
The Nationals signed catcher Jhonatan Solano to a Minor League contract with an invitation to Spring Training, the team announced.
Before taking a couple of days off to celebrate the holidays, the Marlins on Wednesday afternoon announced the signing of catcher Jeff Mathis to a one-year contract, and also claimed left-hander Tim Berry off waivers from the Orioles.