Baseball Primer Newsblog
— The Best News Links from the Baseball Newsstand
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Meyer is a real prospect, Span is a good player. That’s how trades work.
The Nationals ended their long-standing search for a center fielder and leadoff hitter at the high cost of their top pitching prospect, acquiring Denard Span from the Minnesota Twins for right-handed flamethrower Alex Meyer.
The deal sets up the rest of their offseason, with the Nationals now more likely to move on from free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche while moving Michael Morse to first base and Bryce Harper to a corner outfield spot. Span is signed through the 2014 season, which gives the Nationals more flexibility in center field going forward than they would have had they signed a free agent such as Michael Bourn.
You must be logged in to view your Bookmarks.
: Draft Features Rarest of Prospects: Redheads
(20 - 1:10am, May 19)
Last: Voros McCracken of PinkusNewsblog
: Phil Wood: It's time for baseball to use technology to make sure umps get it right
(6 - 1:08am, May 19)
Last: Dale SamsNewsblog
: PressBox: Boog Powell: Meat Of The Order
(16 - 12:18am, May 19)
Last: Misirlou is bad, he's nationwideNewsblog
: OT: NBA Monthly Thread - May 2013
(933 - 12:18am, May 19)Last:
: BBTF SOFTBALL GAME IN NEW YORK--AUG 17
(294 - 12:17am, May 19)Last:
: Josh Hamilton's allergies not linked to drug use, doctors say
(36 - 12:15am, May 19)
Last: Jack Carter, calling Beleaguered CastleNewsblog
: Brian Cashman is keeping Ben Francisco around to “piss everybody off”
(7 - 12:08am, May 19)
Last: RoyalsRetro (AG#1F)Newsblog
: Powerball odds? Juan Pierre's homers are long shots, too
(15 - 11:50pm, May 18)
: [OTP-May] Politico: Congressional baseball game, May 1, 1926
(3276 - 11:44pm, May 18)Last:
: Holmes: Where does Miguel Cabrera rank among Tiger greats?
(26 - 11:42pm, May 18)
Last: Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams)Newsblog
: OMNICHATTER for MAY 18, 2013
(145 - 11:05pm, May 18)Last:
: SoE (Megdal): It's Time to Finally Believe in the Orioles
(16 - 10:08pm, May 18)
Last: DJ Funky and the Smile Time Variety PlayersNewsblog
: Bradford: Could this be the smartest Red Sox team since '07?
(8 - 8:57pm, May 18)
: Generation K: Baseball’s strikeout trend is growing at record pace
(59 - 8:32pm, May 18)
Last: Eric J can SABER all he wants toNewsblog
: Babcock: Can The 2013 Cubs Channel The Turnaround Artists Of 1967?
(10 - 8:14pm, May 18)
Last: Walt Davis