District Daily: Nationals promote Cromie to assistant GM

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Oct 3, 2014; Washington, DC, USA; Washington Nationals general manger Mike Rizzo on the field before game one of the 2014 NLDS playoff baseball game between the Washington Nationals and the San Francisco Giants at Nationals Park. Mandatory Credit: Brad Mills-USA TODAY Sports

Good morning DoD readers! Start off your weekend with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web in our District Daily. Also, check back here later today for our Lucas Giolito 2014 Year in Review!

Nationals promote Cromie to assistant GM

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — The Nationals expanded their baseball research and development department on Friday by promoting Adam Cromie to assistant general manager and director of baseball operations.

The news comes more than a week after Bryan Minniti left his assistant GM post to take the same position with the D-backs. Read full article here.

Washington Nationals Should Consider Trading Denard Span

(Drew Jenkins, Rant Sports)

Prior to the 2013 season, the Washington Nationals traded for Denard Span in order to give the team a sure thing in center field. Span has been that in his two seasons with the Nationals, combing for 7.2 fWAR in that time span. He is no doubt a good addition to the team, but the time could be right to trade Span this offseason.

Span’s value is at the highest it’s been since his breakout 2009 season. This year, he hit a great .302/.355/.416 with a 117 wRC+, and those marks were all above his career averages. Additionally, Span stole 31 bases, a career-high, and scored 94 runs, the second-highest total of his career. Read full article here.

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