Nats' Ross among best hitting pitchers, Espinosa & Ramos keep raking

The Nationals got swept on Wednesday night, but there were some positives for them offensively, mainly the performances by Joe Ross, Wilson Ramos and Danny Espinosa.
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa, Trea Turner, and the Value of Patience

When the Nationals decided to begin the year with Danny Espinosa as their starting shortstop, with top prospect Trea Turner beginning the year back in Triple-A, it was widely seen as another example of a team manipulating the service time rules in order to extend their controllable years over a valuable player. That narrative was seemingly reinforced when the Nationals stuck with...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa Is Powering out of Slump with Home Run Surge

Embed from Getty Images After going 0-for-3 in a May 25 Nationals’ loss to the Mets, Danny Espinosa had seemingly hit rock bottom at the plate. His batting average dropped to .199 with his slugging percentage being a dismal .281. He appeared to be headed to another unproductive season, bringing in questioning about the team’s choice to him at shortstop to essentially replace...
Via KCM Sports
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa rediscovering his power stroke in recent weeks

It's been said that timing is everything, both in sports and in life. And these days, it's an idiom that Danny Espinosa is living to the fullest, as he couldn't
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17 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa Is Making His Case

WASHINGTON — You know the case for Trea Turner. It’s a good case, one rooted in both the present and the future. Trea Turner Day Not Enough Here is the case for Danny Espinosa, which lies almost entirely in two areas: his fielding and his power. Espinosa’s fielding has been well-documented, and his career .989 fielding percentage speaks to that. He’s gotten better, too. He...
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa is ‘definitely contributing to this team’

PHILADELPHIA — Danny Espinosa waited to play shortstop for the Washington Nationals for six seasons, watching Ian Desmond chase 20-20 seasons until those 2015 struggles, one of the better-hitting shortstops in baseball. Espinosa had not been the starting shortstop for more than a few days in spring training before fans and members of the media started bringing up […]
Via Nationals Journal
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa is Better Than You Want to Admit

I bring you good tidings. As the keeper of the #TDER, I can tell you The Danny Espinosa Renaissance is once again upon you. Rejoice. A few weeks ago I wrote about the potential pitfalls of relying on Trea Turner to be called up from the minors and instantly help the Nationals. Today I make the case not to panic about Danny Espinosa, and that his good week is an indication of good...
Via The Nats Blog
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Bryce Harper drops big fat F-bomb on umpire Brian Knight

Bryce Harper was ejected during the 9th inning of the Washington Nationals’ 5-4 walk-off win over the Detroit Tigers on Monday, but he got the last word in the form of a huge F-bomb dropped on umpire Brian Knight. Harper was upset with a strike call that punched out teammate Danny Espinosa to start the bottom of the ninth and couldn’t believe he had been ejected. The next batter...
Via Larry Brown Sports
May 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals no longer using photo of bearded Danny Espinosa on jumbotron

The Washington Nationals are no longer using a photo of a bearded Danny Espinosa on the jumbotron during home games, and the shortstop as well as his fans do not seem too pleased about the development. At the start of the season, the photo used for Espinosa when he was up to bat showed him with a bushy beard: Danny Espinosa looks like one of the Soggy Bottom boys in his lineup...
Via Larry Brown Sports
April 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Danny Espinosa says shortstop is 'where home is for me'

Danny Espinosa is one determined fellow. And we aren't just talking about the hardihood with which he grew a mustache that could double as a character on "The Muppets."The 28-year-old was drafted by the Washington Nationals as a shortstop but has predominantly played second base in his six years in Washington. Per The Washington Post, Espinosa is looking toward 2016 as his opportunity...
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December 18, 2015  |  Discuss

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