Nationals, Mike MacDougal Agree To Terms

The Nationals agreed to terms with reliever Mike MacDougal on a minor league deal, tweets NatsTown News.  MacDougal had signed a minor league deal with the Marlins on February 18th, but was released yesterdayMLB.com's Bill Ladson says MacDougal's deal with the Nationals contains an out clause if he's not in the Majors on a certain date.

Outside of his save percentage MacDougal posted shaky numbers in 2009 – a 4.31 ERA, 5.6 K/9, and 6.3 BB/9.  The Nationals chose to non-tender him after the season, but now he's back on a team-friendly arrangement.  MacDougal's positive traits: a mid-90s heater and a 62% groundball rate.


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15 Comments on "Nationals, Mike MacDougal Agree To Terms"


switchhitingjesus
5 years 5 months ago

Was he pitching that bad in spring?

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

yes.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

6.3 BB/9!?!?! How does this guy have a job in the majors?

Koby2
5 years 5 months ago

“A mid-90s heater…” I think that’s your answer there. Though, this is a minor league deal.

lakersdodgersyankees4life
5 years 5 months ago

When your walk rate is higher than your strikeout rate, I don’t care how hard you throw, you shouldn’t have an MLB job. And yea, I realize it’s a MiLB job but it is pretty easy to assume he spends most, if not the whole year, with the Nats

Koby2
5 years 5 months ago

Oh, I’m not saying he should, but there’s still people in front offices who see mid 90s heater and think they should get him just because.

HalfSt
5 years 5 months ago

Why? Why? I was happier that we had let him go. He is a walk machine.

osfan3000
5 years 5 months ago

i knew hed be back haha. doesnt bother me whens hes in the zone its 1-2-3 inning when hes not just change the channel lol

NotWerthTheRiske
5 years 5 months ago

hey, crazynatsfan was right

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

When he leaves the Nats I expect the Marlins to pick him up.

Yankees420
5 years 5 months ago

You expect the Marlins to pick up a guy they released yesterday?

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

No the whole idea is that the Nats got him, non tendered him, Marlins signed him, released him, back to the Nationals. So wouldn’t it make sense?

Guest
5 years 5 months ago

No the whole idea is that the Nats got him, non tendered him, Marlins signed him, released him, back to the Nationals. So wouldn’t it make sense?

Yankees420
5 years 5 months ago

You expect the Marlins to pick up a guy they released yesterday?

Trious
5 years 5 months ago

Good keep for the Nats but they need much more help/depth to compete this season