New Washington Nationalsâ€™ relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson debut in win in Anaheim...
(19. 7. 2017, 14:35:01, Federal Baseball)
Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson told reporters before Tuesday nightâ€™s game that they were ready to do whatever the Nationals asked them to after this weekendâ€™s trade from the Aâ€™s.
In the immediate aftermath of Sundayâ€™s trade with the Oakland Aâ€™s, which sent Blake Treinen and 2016 Draft picks Jesus Luzardo and Sheldon Neuse to the Athletics in return for veteran relievers Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson, Washington Nationalsâ€™ skipper Dusty Baker told reporters he wasnâ€™t sure what roles the new bullpen arms would fill with the Nats (více...)
Treinen 'excited' to rejoin A's organization
(18. 7. 2017, 04:00:02, Official Oakland Athletics)
Though freshly removed from a first-place Washington club primed for postseason play and thrown into last place with the A's via trade, Blake Treinen relishes a change of scenery. (více...)
Blake Treinenâ€™s once promising Washington Nationals career ends on a sour note
(17. 7. 2017, 17:07:01, Federal Baseball)
Despite putting together a strong 2016 campaign that earned him the closer role to start this season, Blake Treinen likely wonâ€™t be remembered too fondly by Washington Nationals fans.
The closer role for the Washington Nationals has become something of a taboo since the team moved to D.C. in 2005: players either take the chance to leave town as soon as they get the chance or disappointing performance forces the Nats to remove them from the role and ship them out anyway.
The Nationals make a deal with Oakland in an arms race against Los Angeles
(17. 7. 2017, 16:49:01, Beyond the Boxscore)
The Nationals made have added some big bullpen help, but is it enough?
On Sunday, the Washington Nationals traded Blake Treinen, Jesus Luzardo, and Sheldon Neuse to the Oakland Athletics for Sean Doolittle and Ryan Madson. It was a huge deal for the Nats, and their first real step towards addressing a major question mark: their bullpen, which has been desperately in need of reinforcement. (Question mark, gaping hole that engulfs all challengers, theyâ€™re one and the same.) Before the season, to be fair, they did try to get someone to solidify their bullpen. They reportedly offered Kenley Jansen what would have been a record-breaking contract for a reliever, and also lost out on the bidding for recently-acquired Mark Melancon to the San Francisco Giants. (více...)