District Daily: Can Dan Uggla be successful in Washington?


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Washington Nationals: Can Dan Uggla be successful in Washington?

(Julia Dang, isportsweb)

The Washington Nationals just picked up the second baseman, Dan Uggla, for a minor league deal. The Nationals have been on the hunt for a new second baseman for sometime now and Uggla seems to now be another option. With his name now in the mix for the second base position, the Nationals have expanded their options in a strange way. The problem with the All-Star player is that he has been playing horribly for the Braves for the past two seasons and we are left to wonder if he will improve at all coming to Washington.

Here are pros and cons of Dan Uggla coming to the Washington Nationals. Read full article here.

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With Asdrubal Cabrera signing with Rays, is Ben Zobrist now available for the Nationals?

(James Wagner, Washington Post)

With the talent the Nationals have returning next season, they can afford to be a patient and/or idle. The Nationals have made no additions to the major league team this winter, letting players go through free agency (Adam LaRoche, Rafael Soriano, etc.) and trading others (Ross Detwiler and Steven Souza Jr.) for minor leaguers and prospects. On Tuesday, another former player went another direction: Asdrubal Cabrera agreed to a deal with the Tampa Bay Rays, pending a physical, according to reports such as CBS Sports.

Cabrera handled second base well for the Nationals last season after they acquired him at the July 31 deadline for prospect Zach Walters. With an obvious need at second base, the Nationals talked to Cabrera’s agent this winter but the interest seemed only mild, perhaps only due diligence as they looked into all their infield options. Read full article here.

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