Nationals Notes: Morgan, Broderick, Maya

Let's check out the latest news and rumors on the Nationals, who will open the season with $126MM man Jayson Werth hitting second….

  • Nyjer Morgan, who is reportedly being eyed by a few teams, doesn't expect to open the season with the Nationals. "I just think this place isn't for me," the outfielder told's Bill Ladson. "I'm not saying there are bad people here. It's just that, maybe, I'm not a fit here anymore. It's time to move on."
  • In the same piece, Ladson adds that Brian Broderick, a Rule 5 selection from the Cardinals, is expected to earn a spot on the Nats' Opening Day roster. Broderick figures to be used in short and long relief, though he can also start if needed.
  • Yunesky Maya was optioned to Triple-A Syracuse today, the team announced. Washington signed the Cuban pitcher to a four-year deal last summer.

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10 Comments on "Nationals Notes: Morgan, Broderick, Maya"

4 years 5 months ago

Guess whos getting sent to the minors if they cant find a trade partner.

4 years 5 months ago

Nyjer just simply does not get it. This guy is a clubhouse cancer waiting to happen.

4 years 5 months ago

It’s difficult to imagine where Morgan WOULD be a good fit.

4 years 5 months ago

And I am sure it isn’t Nyjer’s fault that Washington isn’t a good place for him.

4 years 5 months ago

Whose fault is it that he threw his glove down in frustration after mistaking an Adam Jones hit for a Home run, turning a triple at best into an inside-the-park HR.

Whose fault is it that he went out of his way to nail the Cardinals catcher? How about the catcher for the Marlins?

The Nationals haven’t done anything but welcome him in D.C. until his idiocy the past year. It’s his time to go, I wish him the best of luck wherever he ends up

4 years 5 months ago

So the Nationals spent $126 million on a number-two hitter with average speed.

James DeMott
4 years 5 months ago

I think Nyjer could make his mark playing for the Long Island ducks like John Rocker and Danny Graves.

4 years 5 months ago

What? Why is Werth hitting 2nd…

4 years 5 months ago

According to The Book, hitting 2nd is the 2nd most important spot in the lineup.

4 years 5 months ago

Am sure every team will follow suit with having the best power hitter they have (by far) hitting 2nd and next (in the NL at least) followed up with other idiocy such as pitchers hitting 8th by the other teams.. More books i ‘reckon…