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Ex-MLB star Asdrubal Cabrera clocks opposing player who hit home run, sparking wild brawl in Venezuelan league

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Asdrubal Cabrera, a two-time All-Star infielder, was involved in an altercation in a game in the Venezuelan Winter League on Saturday night. The game was being played between the Caribes de Anzoategui and Tiburones de La Guaira. Carlos Castro, who plays for Tiburones, hit a home run and watched it sail out of the ballpark. But it appeared that Cabrera, who played for the Cincinnati Reds and Arizona Diamondbacks last in 2021, took issue with Castro trying to one up the opposing team. In this blog post, we'll tell you everything you need to know about How to watch Mosconi Cup 2022 live

Yankees focusing on upgrading one specific unit this offseason

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While landing a big-name shortstop or starting pitcher might be the obvious off-season move for the New York Yankees, they have one specific unit in mind to upgrade over the next few months. Last week, owner Hal Steinbrenner suggested that the bullpen could use a bit more support, and general manager Brian Cashman mimicked that assessment over the weekend, indicating he is actively looking to improve that specific group of players.

The Washington Nationals’ future could hinge on this week

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The big dates in Washington baseball history roll off the tongues of the city’s baseball fans. Many are paved into the walkway leading up to the home plate entrance to Nationals Park, from 1859, when the city’s first professional baseball team was founded, to 2008, when the ballpark opened. Still others are etched in our hearts, like Stephen Strasburg’s major league debut on June 8, 2010, and the World Series championship on Oct. 30, 2019. Will July 16, 2022, when the Nationals started playing playing contract hardball with Juan Soto, or July 17, 2022, when they elected outfielder Elijah Green with the fifth selection in the amateur draft, find their way onto that honored timeline? Soto, the team’s 23-year-old All-Star, turned down a reported $440 million over 15 years, less than he’ll likely make on the open market. Now we’re waiting to learn whether the Nationals will make him another offer or trade him, two and a half seasons before he can become a free agent.

Bleav in Nationals podcast - The kids might be alright, and the ghost of Austin Voth

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Joining the podcast this week is Jesse Dougherty of The Washington Post to help break down the performance of some of the Nationals' new rookies, their activity on the waiver wire, and what we can learn from the Austin Voth saga.

Bleav in Nationals podcast - The Joey Meneses podcast

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It's Joey Meneses's world, we're just living in it. We wrap up the last week of Nationals baseball, including Joey Meneses's hot start, Juan Soto's return to D.C., and the imminent call-up of C.J. Abrams.

Bleav in Nationals podcast - After a dismal sweep, what are the Nationals' plans with Patrick Corbin and Luis García?

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After an abysmal series in Philadelphia over the weekend where the Nationals were swept, questions are being asked over the future of Patrick Corbin in the rotation and whether Luis García's time at shortstop may be numbered.

Bleav in Nationals podcast - They actually did it. The Nationals traded Juan Soto.

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Patrick Reddington, Editor-in-Chief at Federal Baseball, joins the podcast for a trade deadline special as we break down the Nationals trading Juan Soto to the San Diego Padres.

Bleav in Nationals podcast - Will Juan Soto really be traded?! Bonus: MLB Draft breakdown

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In a bumper debut episode of the podcast, we chat with Matt Weyrich of NBC Sports Washington to discuss the Nationals' season so far, and whether they will actually trade Juan Soto. Then we sit down with Carlos Collazo of Baseball America to discuss the team's recent draft class.

Washington Nationals’ lineup for 3rd of 4 with the Cincinnati Reds in GABP... 2022

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"A swinging bat is a hazardous bat," Davey Martinez told columnists after the Nationals' 8-1 misfortune to the Cincinnati Reds on Thursday night in Great American Ball Park. Washington's fifth-year captain, talking after the club snapped a 27-inning scoreless streak, expressed out loud whatever he was seeing from his hitters isn't what works for the lineup they gathered in the country's capital. "The main way we will receive in return is by getting great pitches and swinging at great pitches, and going after the strike zone early. That we're great at," Martinez said. "While we're going great, we go up there and we're prepared to hit. What's more, the most recent couple of days I'm watching and we're taking such a large number of strikes, we truly are, and placing ourselves in an opening." Martinez's club showed up cocked and locked in the second of four with the Reds the previous evening, with Lane Thomas hitting three homers, Nelson Cruz and Juan Soto hitting one each, and the club setting up eight runs absolute, on 12 hits, while going 3 for 8 with sprinters in scoring position in the success.

Spotrac Projects Soto's Contract

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Would anyone not want to sign him to this right now?