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  • Let's have a contest to see who can come up with the craziest "Chron Comment" style offseason moves to turn the Astros into a contender next year. The winner will get the same prize I received when I won the "Guess Jason Castro's Debut Date... read more...
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  • Quick facts on Will Harris:Houston native.RHP, relieverDrafted by Rockies in 2006, 9th roundCheap (pre-arbitration, eligible after 2016)6' 4"FIP < ERA - for his career 3.16 versus 4.26> 1 strikeout per inning for his career (9.7 K/9)Doesn't walk many (2.7 BB/9)Doesn't give up many hom... read more...
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  • Thursday midnight will bring one of those small deadlines that help shape baseball’s offseason. The Nationals, like all 30 teams, must set their 40-man roster and protect players they wish to make ineligible for the Rule 5 draft, which takes place Dec. 11 in San Diego, the final day of the winter meetings. Two kinds of players […]... read more...
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  • The Nationals have signed right-handed pitcher Bruce Billings to a minor league deal with an invitation to big league spring training. Billings is expected to serve as depth at Class AAA Syracuse. Billings, 29 spent most of the season in the New York Yankees’ system, making 15 starts at Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and posting a […]... read more...
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  • In a perfect world, Jordan Zimmermann wants to stay in Washington, the only organization he has ever known. But it’s not that simple and the Nationals’ homegrown star understands the position he is in. The Nationals control him for only one more year, the 2015 season, before he is eligible for free agency. The two sides […]... read more...
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  • Alex Presley signs for a cool million.  Thank goodness he is locked up!!  Another vital cog in the Astros rebuild in Houston for another year!Unnecessary snark aside - and only written to support the headline - this is quite an interesting development.  Lets start at the beginning, as I see it.The Astros' 2015 roster has been taking sha... read more...
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  • Ahead of Thursday’s deadline to protect players from December’s Rule 5 draft, the Nationals added four prospects — right-handed starter A.J. Cole, outfielder Brian Goodwin, infielder Wilmer Difo and left-handed reliever Matt Grace — to the 40-man roster. The Nationals already had two open roster spots. And in order to clear another two spots, the ... read more...
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  • The Nationals have reached a deal with Kevin Frandsen to avoid arbitration and ensuring the veteran utility man will return next season. Both sides were close to finalizing a deal on Thursday night and the bench player announced the completion on Friday morning. He will get a slight raise from last year and make $1 million in […]... read more...
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  • The Nationals have hired Terry Wetzel to serve as a special assistant to General Manager Mike Rizzo, a multi-faceted job that will draw on his wealth of scouting experience. Wetzel, 55, has scouted in professional baseball for 32 years, serving two long stints with major league teams. Wetzel spent the past 15 years with the Colorado Rockies […]... read more...
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  • Now there’s an interesting question to pose? Is it at all humanly possible for them to drag themselves back into the title race? You might say they are almost mid table, but that would be unfair. They currently sit within the top 10, but with stiff competition from the likes of Tottenham and Crystal Palace who have hearts desirous of a win against Man United – ... read more...
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  • When the most powerful agent in baseball speaks, people listen. And at each of the offseason meetings — in between sit-downs with teams, owners and general managers — Scott Boras finds time to address reporters. This is how he operates. This week at the General Managers Meetings in Phoenix, Boras touched on a wide range of […]... read more...
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