District Daily: Span hoping Nationals pick up option, Bob Miller could join front office


Oct 6, 2014; San Francisco, CA, USA; Washington Nationals center fielder

Denard Span

(2) hits a single during the third inning against the San Francisco Giants in game three of the 2014 NLDS baseball playoff game at AT&T Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers! Start off your weekend with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in today’s District Daily:

Span hoping Nationals pick up option

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — Nationals center fielder Denard Span is still waiting for the Nationals to pick up his option for 2015, worth $9 million. He said his agent informed him that the team could wait until after the World Series to pick up the option.

“I still haven’t heard anything yet. I don’t know what’s going to happen to be honest with you,” Span said on the telephone. “I would be surprised if it wasn’t picked up. You just never know.” Read full article here.

Nationals could add Bob Miller to front office

(Adam Kilgore, Washington Post)

In the wake of losing top front office lieutenant Bryan Minniti, the Nationals are in talks to add former Cincinnati Reds executive Bob Miller, according to multiple people familiar with the situation.

Miller served as the Reds’ vice president and assistant general manager from 2006 through this season. He left the team after his contract ran out and, according to multiple reports, planned to run a business he had purchased in Florida. Read full article here.