Nationals Notes: Astros, Hill, Prado, Iglesias

It’s difficult to tell whether the Nationals could be very busy or stand pat before the trade deadine, Adam Kilgore of the Washington Post writes.  It seems like the Nats are at least exploring a number of options, as Kilgore reports…

  • The Nationals have asked the Astros about available relievers, and Houston had scouts watching the Nats’ Triple-A and Class A affiliates over the weekend.  Left-hander Tony Sipp best fits the Nationals’ needs, Kilgore surmises, since Washington is thin on southpaw relief options.
  • The Nationals haven’t talked to the Diamondbacks about Aaron Hill or Martin Prado.  Either player could fill the hole at second base created by Ryan Zimmerman‘s injury (Anthony Rendon moved to third), or Prado could simply play third and Rendon could return to second.  Kilgore isn’t sure the Nats want to pay Hill the $26MM he’s owed through 2016, however, though Hill loved playing for manager Matt Williams when Williams was a D’Backs coach.  Arizona is reportedly shopping Hill but “barely listening” to inquiries about Prado.
  • With Jose Iglesias possibly on the trade block in Detroit, Kilgore thinks the Nats could be interested given the team’s desire to add a young shortstop as depth if Ian Desmond can’t be extended.  The Tigers had a scout watching the Nationals’ Class A team recently, Kilgore notes, though that isn’t necessarily related to Iglesias.
  • Speaking of scouting assignments, the Rangers had an evaluator watching a recent game between the Nationals’ and Braves’ Triple-A teams.  The two NL East rivals are both known to be looking for relief pitching.
  • Washington had scouts watching two recent Red Sox series, and Kilgore figures that they were checking out relievers Koji Uehara and Andrew Miller.  Earlier today, Peter Gammons reported that the Nats were interested in Miller.


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33 Comments on "Nationals Notes: Astros, Hill, Prado, Iglesias"


kungfucampby
1 year 1 month ago

Why would Detroit trade Iglesias?

Kevin
1 year 1 month ago

There are reports that they have liked Eugenio Suarez so much this year that they actually prefer him over Iglesias to be the everyday SS next year. Given the growing number of teams needing/looking for a young shortstop, two young, starting caliber shortstops is a commodity that the Tigers don’t really need and should at least try to turn one of them into something they can use

Barry2
1 year 1 month ago

I wonder if the medicals are not too good on Iglesias.

kungfucampby
1 year 1 month ago

I have not heard that, interesting. Detroit front office was super in love with Iglesias until finding out he had two broken legs.

Kirk Edward Gerwin
1 year 1 month ago

Would be a horrible move

saidin09
1 year 1 month ago

Miller and 3 year extension plus Garin Ceccini for Lucas Giolito and Pbtnl

All Nats
1 year 1 month ago

No way that’s happening. Lucas G will be in DC next September.

saidin09
1 year 1 month ago

Switch out Ceccini with Mookie Betts and Wendel Rijo?

Alexander_Brovechkin
1 year 1 month ago

Giolito is the top pitcher in the farm system. Boston would need to give up a whole lot more for him.

saidin09
1 year 1 month ago

Betts is currently our number 1, Rijo has plenty of upside and Miller would overpower the opposition on the way to your first championship.

Alexander_Brovechkin
1 year 1 month ago

Giolito is 20 years old and throws triple digits. BA ranked LG as the 21st best prospect whereas Betts is 75, If it were to even be remotely possible, Boston would have to hemorrhage their farm system to get a prospect like LG. That means Betts + Ceccini + Webster + more (Workman, Barnes, Ball, etc.) to even prevent Rizzo from hanging up the phone.

Edit: Yes, the counter offer is laughable. That’s my point–I think it would have to be laughable for Rizzo to consider trading Giolito.

Tko11
Tko11
1 year 1 month ago

Right…

Alexander_Brovechkin
1 year 1 month ago

It seems absurd, and it is. We’re talking about the Nationals top prospect. It’s also Mike Rizzo at the helm, meaning he’s going to have to be persuaded that trading away a 20 year old prospect who throws triple digits is worth it. I wrote a laughable counter offer and I think it would have to be laughable for Rizzo to even entertain the idea of trading LG.

Tko11
Tko11
1 year 1 month ago

You make it sound like throwing triple digits means hes destined for success in the majors…control and changing speeds is far more important. I don’t even know why that guy posted a trade proposal including Giolito in the first place…lol

Alexander_Brovechkin
1 year 1 month ago

He has that as well but triple digit speed sounds sexier. So far in Low-A, he’s got a 88-25 K to BB ratio and is sitting on a 2.39 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP, all for someone who turned 20 two weeks ago.

Tko11
Tko11
1 year 1 month ago

Still need to wait and see what he does in higher levels. Bard and Chamberlain threw triple digits and had good k/bb ratios but didn’t turn out too well.

Alexander_Brovechkin
1 year 1 month ago

Oh certainly, no disagreement here. I was simply going off an assumption of what Rizzo would want in return for the top prospect in the farm system.

Tko11
Tko11
1 year 1 month ago

Probably about the same as what the Dodgers would want for Urias

saidin09
1 year 1 month ago

That guy posted a proposal because he wanted to, that’s why and it was fair.

Tko11
Tko11
1 year 1 month ago

Not exactly…where did you even bust out Giolito’s name from?

saidin09
1 year 1 month ago

That guy posted a proposal because he wanted to, that’s why and it was fair.

saidin09
1 year 1 month ago

MLB top 100 has them currently at 11 and 14. My idea was fair IMO. You get one of the most dominating relievers in the game today, we swap number ones and you get a kid with plenty of upside…while we get an extra player. It is your idea that is ill concieved, No way Boston does that, I mean you act like this guy is Stanton. Rubby D also throws in the 100s and I would not expect a return like that for him.

Alexander_Brovechkin
1 year 1 month ago

Read again: I didn’t say it was my idea. I said I believe that’s what it would take for Rizzo to listen. I wasn’t playing “If I was the GM.”

I was going by Baseball America’s List. For what it’s worth, Baseball Prospectus doesn’t even list Mookie Betts on its list.

WolandJR
1 year 1 month ago

You can just say, “No” to pretty much anything that involves Giolito–but the idea proposed above is particularly ill conceived.

Barry2
1 year 1 month ago

If Nats want Iglesias it gonna cost you AJ Cole and Taylor. If not, DD leave Rizzo with the dial tone. You don’t trade the best defensive ss since Vizquel. He is too fun to watch. If I was Rizzo I would be asking for medical report on Iglesias. If you looking for a trade next year you may get Nick C as Suarez can move to 3B.

Victoria Roberts
1 year 1 month ago

Red Sox traded him last year. Won a world series. You do what you have to do.

Barry2
1 year 1 month ago

That is great for the Red Soxes and good for them. I think there is more to it than that. Iglesias is too marketable because he is so fun to watch. They could sell a lot T-Shirts with play in the field. I think there is serious shin problem that will not go away.

Victoria Roberts
1 year 1 month ago

I really doubt the fun to watch quotient is something that is measured by GMs. If they have a surplus and can get something for him, they’ll trade him. He does have to be able to demonstrate his is healthy first, unless Suarez’s play falls of a cliff in the meantime. And if his shins are really a permanent injury, there is no way you can move him. No team will trade for a perpetually injured defensive specialist.

Barry2
1 year 1 month ago

I like Suarez a lot but he no Iglesias. Iglesias is once a generation ss. He is special in the field as Miggy is at the plate. He can get on base too. That being said, Tigers do like players with a little bit of pop but they have not won WS yet.

Alexander_Brovechkin
1 year 1 month ago

I think that’s what Rizzo might be doing–banking that Detroit would entertain trading Iglesias for cheap because of his injuries.

Taylor is being talked about as Span’s replacement so I would assume he’s an untouchable.

Barry2
1 year 1 month ago

If Iglesias is traded then the reports on his shins are bad.

saidin09
1 year 1 month ago

Throwing heat is nice , but I actually like his 12/6 curve more.

Zachary Eick
1 year 1 month ago

yeah, because the last Nats-Tigs trade has worked out so well for Detroit so far, so they absolutely want to trade with them again…