NL East Notes: Nationals, Beato, Braves

Ruben Amaro Jr. of the Phillies (#2) and Frank Wren of the Braves (#9) both make Jon Heyman's list of top GMs of the year at Here are the latest notes from the NL East…

  • Davey Johnson will return as the Nationals' manager in 2012 unless he changes his mind, Heyman reports. The team is required to conduct a full offseason search, however.
  • Former Mets GM Omar Minaya expects to join a new team before the Winter Meetings, according to Heyman, who suggests the Indians and Rays are possibilities.
  • As Adam Rubin of explains, Rule 5 pick Pedro Beato is destined to finish the season with the Mets and become the team's official property. 
  • The Braves' rotation is limping to the finish line, as Jon Paul Morosi writes at Atlanta probably didn't expect Mike Minor, Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado to start consecutive games in a pennant race.
  • I examined the free agent stock of Marlins starter Javier Vazquez earlier today.

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10 Comments on "NL East Notes: Nationals, Beato, Braves"

3 years 11 months ago

 “Atlanta probably didn’t expect Mike Minor, Julio Teheran and Randall Delgado to start consecutive games in a pennant race.” 
Wow really? I was pretty sure they would rather have every one of their players be AA and AAA players for a pennant race. <@;)

3 years 11 months ago

Yeah my Braves are struggling. Hope they can stop sinking before it is too late.

3 years 11 months ago

They will have no choice with Derek Lowe struggling, Jurjjens and Hanson hurting…who else would there be?

3 years 11 months ago

I wish Lowe never pitches again. 

3 years 11 months ago

Anyone check out Heyman’s list?  Cashman at 4, Melvin at 6, Friedman at 7, and AA at 10.

3 years 11 months ago

 Considering what Friedman has to work with, he should be 1st, and AA should be second because of his ninjaness. I mean look at the diamondbacks infield: Hill, Macdonald, Overbay and Roberts, all ex jays and the jays werent even close to the playoffs with that infield and they had two all stars on the outfield and two all star starters.

3 years 11 months ago

As a Red Sox fan I wish we had those three guys to call on to start games….instead it is Wakefield/Miller/Lackey/Weiland.

3 years 11 months ago

Whhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhy is Davey returning? 

3 years 11 months ago


3 years 11 months ago

Pedro Javier Teheran to avoid a Minor Beato in the Bronx