It’s painful to watch Danny Espinosa play baseball. It’s even more painful to look at his stats.
With 41 games played, about one quarter of an MLB season, Danny Espinosa has a -0.7 WAR and a -0.8 Offensive WAR.
Even more alarming is the defensive WAR of only 0.2. Espinosa has been banking on his reputation as a quality defensive player leading Nationals fans to say things like “well, at least he plays good defense.”
The numbers suggest someone–anyone–would be an improvement over this automatic out.
I ask: why is Danny Espinosa still playing Major League Baseball? It’s almost June. Shut him down. Demote him. Frame him for murder. Do something, Nationals. This guy is killing the team.
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