Nationals, Eckstein Have Not Talked Recently

The Nationals and free agent infielder David Eckstein have "not communicated in a long time" according to MLB.com's Bill Ladson (on Twitter). Any interest in Eckstein would have presumably been for a bench role, since the team appears ready to start 2011 with Danny Espinosa and Ian Desmond holding down the middle infield.

It's been a pretty quiet winter for Eckstein, other than some news about his return to the Padres being a long shot. His 36th birthday is less than two weeks away, and over the last three years he's hit just .264/.327/.335 in 1,436 plate appearances. He's been relegated to second base defensively for the last two-and-a-half years because of his arm, so it's unclear if he'd even be able to handle the left side of the infield at this point. 


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11 Comments on "Nationals, Eckstein Have Not Talked Recently"


4 years 6 months ago

WHY IS THIS NEWS!!!!????

4 years 6 months ago

You are kidding! How is something that didn’t happen………news?

start_wearing_purple
4 years 6 months ago

And in other news Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.

4 years 6 months ago

OF COURSE this is news, didn’t you see Eckstein’s birthday is 2 weeks away!! Get the balloons and streamers ready…..the headline sounds like high school gossip.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

and he’s upset because the Nats didn’t wish him a happy birthday!…
makes sense.
Jerk move Rizzo… you could have at least sent him a card.

Guest
4 years 6 months ago

MLBTR should have a page for all the players the Nats haven’t talked to lately.
Or perhaps who Eckstein hasn’t talked to… either way.

SLUCARD
4 years 6 months ago

Just because there is no ground-breaking news doesn’t mean it isn’t post worthy. Nobody is forcing anyone to read it. I’ve been wondering what the situation was with Eckstein for some time. Things have been pretty quiet concerning him lately. I’d like to see him back with the Cardinals in a bench role. The Cards have been interested in bringing in a veteran backup infielder. The Reds might have been interested but probably not now that they signed Edgar. Walt sure loves his former Redbirds! Either way, hopefully he finds a job. He’s a good guy to have on your team.

METfan201
4 years 6 months ago

I agree SLUCARD, guys a good presence on any club.

SLUCARD
4 years 6 months ago

Just because there is no ground-breaking news doesn’t mean it isn’t post worthy. Nobody is forcing anyone to read it. I’ve been wondering what the situation was with Eckstein for some time. Things have been pretty quiet concerning him lately. I’d like to see him back with the Cardinals in a bench role. The Cards have been interested in bringing in a veteran backup infielder. The Reds might have been interested but probably not now that they signed Edgar. Walt sure loves his former Redbirds! Either way, hopefully he finds a job. He’s a good guy to have on your team.

gwells
4 years 6 months ago

in other news, bill ladson is an idiot and usually wrong. i wouldn’t bother quoting him as a source for even non-news.

RATTY1
4 years 6 months ago

Who else has not talked to the Nationals or David Eckstein Recently?…Not Me!