2016 Washington Nationals: It's Getting Dusty In Here

JimRiceHOFer

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Current roster for the 2016 Nationals:

Starting Lineup:
C - Wilson Ramos
1B - Ryan Zimmerman
2B - Daniel Murphy
SS - Danny Espinosa
3B - Anthony Rendon
LF - Bryce Harper
CF - Ben Revere
RF - Jayson Werth

Bench: Jose Lobaton, Clint Robinson, Michael Taylor, Stephen Drew, Chris Heisey

SP - Max Scherzer
SP - Stephen Strasburg
SP - Gio Gonzalez
SP - Tanner Roark
SP - Joe Ross
Closer - Jonathan Papelbon

Bullpen - Felipe Riviero, Blake Treinen, Shawn Kelley, Yusmero Petit, Oliver Perez, Matt Belisle

Coaching Staff:
Dusty Baker - Manager
Mike Maddux - Pitching Coach
Davey Lopes - 1st Base Coach
Bob Henley - 3rd Base Coach
Chris Speier - Bench Coach
Rich Schu - Hitting Coach
Jacque Jones - Asst. Hitting Coach
Dan Firova - Bullpen Coach

Minors Shuttle/Backups/DL:
P - Taylor Jordan, Lucas Giolito, Nick Lee, Erik Davis, Abel de los Santos, Taylor Hill, Sammy Solis, Felix Tavares, A.J. Cole, Rafael Martin, Matt Grace, Trevor Gott, Michael Brady, Sean Burnett, Aaron Laffey, Bronson Arroyo, Paolo Espino, Aaron Barrett
OF - Brian Goodwin, Logan Schafer, Cutter Dykstra, Matt den Dekker
IF - Tyler Moore, Chris Bostick, Matt Skole, Zack Cox, Scott Sizemore, Trea Turner, Wilmer Difo, Brendan Ryan
C - Spence Kieboom, Pedro Severino, Devin Ivany, Dan Butler, Jhonaton Solano

Free Agents:
Nate McLouth
Matt Thornton
Dan Uggla
Casey Janssen
Ian Stewart
Kila Ka'aihue
Tony Gwynn Jr.
Derrick Robinson

Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees:
Sean Burnett
Scott Sizemore
Logan Schafer
Jhonaton Solano
Aaron Laffey
Chris Heisey
Bronson Arroyo
Brendan Ryan
Paolo Espino
Nick Masset
Reed Johnson
Matt Belisle

Departures:
Yunel Escobar - traded to Angels
Denard Span - signed with Giants
Jordan Zimmerman - signed with Tigers
Drew Storen - traded to Blue Jays
Doug Fister - signed with Astros
Craig Stammen - signed with Indians
Ian Desmond - signed with Rangers

Arrivals:
Shawn Kelley - signed as free agent
Yusmero Petit - signed as free agent
Oliver Perez - signed as free agent
Trevor Gott - traded from Angels
Michael Brady - traded from Angels
Zack Cox - rule 5 draftee
Logan Schafer - signed as free agent
Scott Sizemore - signed as free agent
Daniel Murphy - signed as free agent
Aaron Laffey - signed to a minor league deal
Stephen Shackleford - signed to a minor league deal
Chris Heisey - signed to a minor league deal
Stephen Drew - signed as free agent
Ben Revere - traded from Blue Jays
Bronson Arroyo - signed to a minor league deal
Brendan Ryan - signed to a minor league deal
Reed Johnson - re-signed to a minor league deal
Jhonaton Solano - re-signed to a minor league deal
Cutter Dykstra - re-signed to a minor league deal
Tim Alderson - re-signed to a minor league deal
Matt Belisle - signed to a minor league deal
 
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So quite a bit of money is freed up with the departure of Desmond, Zimmermann, Fister and Span, but some holes are also created. Among potential offseason moves would be picking up a serious corner OF bat and putting Harper in CF with Taylor as 4th OF. I love Taylor and see lots of upside in his game, but he is still pretty raw and have a hard time imagining them agreeing to have him as starting CF just yet. I also assume Papelbon will be on his way out of town if a trade partner can be found. I don't see them being in the market for any of the FA starters - they have good young depth, and need to have $ to sign some of the young guys they probably want to keep in the future (aka Harper, Rendon and Stras)....
 

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What the fuck dusty



“@GDubCub: Dusty on A.Chapman reports: ”Who’s to say if the allegations are true? And who’s to say what causes problems? … He’s a heck of a guy.“”
 

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Nats added Shawn Kelley, to add Yusmero Petit

http://m.nationals.mlb.com/news/article/159289906/shawn-kelley-agrees-to-sign-with-the-nationals

The Nationals improved their bullpen on Wednesday by agreeing to terms with right-hander Shawn Kelley, pending a physical, while working on signing right-hander Yusmeiro Petit, according to a baseball source. The club has not yet confirmed.

According to the source, Kelley, who is expected to pitch in the late innings for Washington, will likely take a physical later this week. Kelley had his best year of his career in 2015, playing in 53 games with a 2.45 ERA for the Padres.
 

JimRiceHOFer

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Look, A Murphy in the Stocking!

http://m.nationals.mlb.com/news/article/160418426/daniel-murphy-nationals-agree-to-3-year-deal

The deal is worth a reported $37.5 million over the three years, according to FOX Sports.

By getting Murphy, the Nationals will surrender a first-round Draft pick because Murphy rejected the Mets' qualifying offer worth $15.8 million. New York will get a compensation pick between the first and second rounds.

*AAV for the deal - $12.5 million
 

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Nats sign Bronson Arroyo

http://m.nationals.mlb.com/news/article/162928770/bronson-arroyo-will-sign-with-nationals

Arroyo agreed to a Minor League contract with the Nationals on Tuesday that will have him pitching for former Reds manager Dusty Baker.

If Arroyo makes the team out of Spring Training, he would receive a base salary of $2 million. The incentive-filled contract can earn Arroyo up to an additional $6 million if he makes at least 32 starts.
 

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Nats announce Spring Training Non-Roster Invitees

http://curlyw.mlblogs.com/2016/02/15/nationals-announce-2016-non-roster-invitees/?partnerId=as_was_20160215_58318466&adbid=10153750929730189&adbpl=fb&adbpr=48589510188

Minor League contracts with invitations to 2016 Major League Spring Training:
Bronson Arroyo, RHP
Sean Burnett, LHP
Paolo Espino, RHP
Aaron Laffey, LHP
Nick Masset, RHP
Jhonatan Solano, C
Brendan Ryan, INF
Scott Sizemore, IMF
Chris Heisey, OF
Reed Johnson, OF
Logan Schafer, OF .