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Why the Adam Eaton trade isn’t so bad for the Washington Nationals

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Last week, the Washington Nationals made a risky move dealing top prospects Lucas Giolito, Reynaldo Lopez and Dane Dunning in exchange for outfielder Adam Eaton. On the surface, the move seems inane from Washington’s perspective and reeks of a panic move. But digging deeper, the move begins to make more sense. Eaton, 28, is under team control […]

Dealin’ Dave Dombrowski strikes again, refuses to watch title window Sale away

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Some people, for one reason or another, simply make things happen. Red Sox president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski is clearly one of those people. Dombrowski, just like he’s done throughout his career, dipped into his cookie jar of prospects and flipped them for a star player, this time White Sox southpaw Chris Sale. The […]

Finding a Home for Ian Desmond

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This is an archived post from my prior blog, The Sprained Ankle. This post is from February 23, 2016. It’s been a long, lonely winter for Ian Desmond.  Burdened by a subpar 2015 season and the draft pick compensation attached to him, the former Nationals shortstop is without a home at the dawn of Spring […]

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