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The Washington Nationals avoided arbitration with two star infielders, reaching an $18.8 million deal with Anthony Rendon and a $3,725,000 agreement with Trea Turner.
The dominoes are falling in the second-base market, with DJ LeMahieu winding up in pinstripes. But New York still could find room for Manny Machado.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Nationals getting Brian Dozier on a one-year, $9 million deal could be one of the best bargains of the winter. Dozier hit just .215 in 2018 as he played through a lingering knee injury, but he's just one year removed from a 34-homer, 4.5-WAR season, so don't rule out a nice bounceback. With the signings of Patrick Corbin and Anibal Sanchez and big upgrades at catcher in Yan Gomes and Kurt Suzuki, and now Dozier, the Nationals have had a great offseason. At the moment, they look like the NL East favorites -- and that's without Bryce Harper, who could still end up back in D.C.
The Nationals have agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal with second baseman Brian Dozier, sources told ESPN's Jeff Passan.
Bryce Harper and Manny Machado aren't the only big names still searching for the right fit. We examine who is available and their most likely landing spots.
Halfway through the offseason, we look at which teams have gained ground, which have fallen back and what moves could be made to shift things further.
Anibal Sanchez can earn an additional $2 million in bonuses for starts in each of the next two seasons as part of his $19 million, two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, a deal that could be worth $33 million over three years.
In his debut ESPN column, Jeff Passan breaks down the status of this winter's superstar duo and how the need for those two big dominoes to fall is keeping other free agents out in the cold.
The Pirates pitcher looks (sort of) like the winter's most in-demand free agent. Instead of correcting a waiter who thought he was Harper, Williams played along.
From free agents to "the opener," this year left many things open for the new one to take from here.
The Washington Nationals have agreed to terms on a two-year contract with right-hander Anibal Sanchez. The deal includes a team option for 2021.
Two-way star Shohei Ohtani became an MLB sensation this season. But a century from now, will his debut be the most profound and lasting legacy of 2018?
Free-agent pitcher Anibal Sanchez has agreed to a two-year contract with the Washington Nationals, according to multiple reports.
The Nationals have finalized a $4 million, one-year deal with first baseman Matt Adams that includes a mutual option for 2020.
Sure, they'll still make a fortune this winter. But this free-agent class just isn't going to get what agents dreamed of a few years ago.
The Indians have acquired infielder Andruw Monasterio, the player to be named later, in the trade that sent All-Star catcher Yan Gomes to the Nationals.
A look at who is still available in free agency, who could be involved in a trade, and the teams that could use a rotation upgrade.
The Nationals stayed busy this offseason by bringing back first baseman Matt Adams on a one-year deal, according to reports. Adams hit 18 home runs in 94 games for the Nats last season before going to St. Louis on a waiver claim in August.
The World Series champion Boston Red Sox owe $11.95 million in luxury tax for having baseball's top payroll.
Every team left Las Vegas with unfinished business. We have some suggestions on where they should go from here.
The division's four contenders have made the biggest moves to restock their rosters, but they're far from finished.
Dan Mullen ESPN.com
Talking with new Cincinnati Reds starter Tanner Roark, who is in Las Vegas by cell phone voice only.
David Schoenfield ESPN Senior Writer
The Reds have been searching for a veteran starting pitcher and got one in Tanner Roark from the Nationals in exchange for reliever Tanner Rainey, the never-before-seen Tanner-for-Tanner trade. Roark has pitched 180 innings each of the past three seasons and gave the Nationals some reliable innings, but now they have two big holes at the back of the rotation. They do, however, save an estimated $8.5 million in salary. Reds GM Dick Williams, meanwhile, says the Reds are still hoping to do more. Sonny Gray remains a possibility and Buster Olney reports the Reds have interest in Marcus Stroman.
On Base Percentage.3352nd
Earned Run Average4.0415th