Category Archives: FreeAgents

2014-2016 Top 20 Free Agent Analysis

The Free Agent market is heating up and we’re debating here at TalkNats about signing Fowler or Cespedes or perhaps going “cheap” with a guy like Jon Jay or Carlos Gomez.  Free Agency started forty years ago in 1976, and … Continue reading

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The #Nats make additional roster moves as Trea Turner is sent to AAA

On Wednesday, the Nats leave Florida on a Delta jet flight back to Washington DC after their final Grapefruit League game against the Mets in Port St. Lucie. The final cuts have not been made yet, however the roster has … Continue reading

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Is Ian Desmond greedy, an idiot of historic proportions, or… what?

I’ve posted thousands of comments over the years. This is my first article. Much of the commentary following Ian Desmond’s reported deal with the Rangers depicts him as motivated primarily, or solely, by “greed”. Others depict him and his advisers … Continue reading

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Breaking: Ian Desmond reported to be going to the Texas Rangers

It looks like Ian Desmond found a 1 year pillow deal with the Texas Rangers.  More to follow!  Once the Ian Desmond deal is official, the Nats will move up to the 28th and 29th spots in the Draft Order … Continue reading

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Ian Desmond is still part of the #Nats future! Sign/Trade strategies!

It is February 1st and do you know where Ian Desmond is? Unfortunately Desi is one of the high profile free agents who still has not signed with a team. If Ian Desmond is signed by any team (other than … Continue reading

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The waiting game……Cespedes has time! Rizzo lacks patience. #Nats

The twitterverse and the air waves were loaded with Cespedes rumors swirling with offers from the Nats. The deal isn’t done yet, and the waiting game is so much fun when the team that finished ahead of you last year … Continue reading

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The Free Agent Market. Who is remaining? Rankings. Is Rizzo done?

The Nationals are not done in the Free Agent market as Mike Rizzo will sign some additional veteran players to Minor League deals with invitations to Spring Training. Some call it filler, but Rizzo is looking for his next Clint … Continue reading

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The Qualifying Offer and the next CBA

Seems pretty clear that the current Qualifying Offer (QO) system is working to the detriment of the players; and it is not clear that it provide any significant benefits to the teams. The way QOs will work (if they even exist) … Continue reading

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The employment model of supply and demand with MLB teams

From Opening Day to August 31st, there are only 750 employed Major League baseball players (plus disabled list players) at any one time.  That breaks down to 150 starting pitchers, 210 relief pitchers, and 390 position players. There’s only 30 … Continue reading

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The Fallacy of 5 Starters

There has been a lot of discussion lately about trading Gio. And many of those suggesting it do qualify that suggestion by saying that the Nats should first sign a Free Agent starter. In 2015, the Nationals had 9 different … Continue reading

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