Washington Nationals News: Nats avoid arbitration with Ramos


Today’s District Daily features stories on the Washington Nationals avoiding arbitration with Wilson Ramos and new Nationals executive Dan Jennings.

Good morning DoD readers, and welcome to today’s District Daily. Get caught up on the latest Nats news and opinions with some great Washington Nationals articles from around the web below.

In today’s Daily, MLB.com’s Bill Ladson discusses catcher Wilson Ramos. As Ladson notes, the Nationals agreed to a one-year, $5.35 million deal with their longtime catcher, avoiding an arbitration hearing.

Last season was sort of an anomaly for Ramos in that he was able to stay healthy all year long. Injuries have plagued Ramos throughout his career, and the Nationals were fortunate that he stayed healthy in a year when so many players did not.

As Ladson notes, Ramos had a great year defensively but struggled at times with the bat, hitting just .226. Hopefully for the Nationals, Ramos can once again stay healthy in 2016 but can also be more productive at the plate. In any case, the fact that the team won’t need an arbitration hearing with Ramos is obviously good news. We should be hearing about several more players coming to terms over the next few days.

Also in today’s Daily, Chelsea Janes of the Washington Post discusses the newest member of the Nationals front office: Dan Jennings.

Be sure to check out both articles below, they’re definitely worth the read. And as always, stay tuned to DoD for all your Washington Nationals needs.

Nationals avoid arbitration with Ramos

(Bill Ladson, MLB.com)

WASHINGTON — The Nationals agreed to terms on a deal with catcher Wilson Ramoson Wednesday afternoon, avoiding arbitration. Ramos is expected to make a reported $5.35 million, according to ESPN.

Ramos stayed healthy all season in 2015 and was a Gold Glove finalist. He caught two no-hitters — both from Max Scherzer — while leading National League catchers with a career-best 44.4 caught-stealing percentage, throwing out 24 of 54 potential base stealers. Read full article here.

After whirlwind year in Miami, Dan Jennings finds new home with the Nationals

(Chelsea Janes, Washington Post)

As of late last week, a little more than two months after his 13-year, many-titled tenure with the Marlins ended, Dan Jennings mulled four different front office job offers from around baseball. Then came a brief phone call, a fifth offer, and a decision: Jennings would join the Nationals front office as a Special Assistant to General Manager Mike Rizzo.

“It was a call from Rizzo and Bob Miller that lasted about five minutes, and when I got off the phone, it was a done deal,” Jennings said. Read full article here.