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Greg Dobbs signs with the Nationals

May 12, 2014, 11:32 AM EDT

The Marlins released Greg Dobbs last week after a grand total of 13 plate appearances. This after signing him to a $1.7 million contract extension. What happened in those 13 plate appearances to change their mind on the guy so fast is a mystery, but Dobbs has a new home now:

Why the Nats even wanted him before 2013 is a mystery given that he’s hit hit.254 with a .299 on-base percentage and .361 slugging percentage in 568 games since 2009. But they got their bench bat a lot cheaper than the Marlins did.

  1. goskinsvt - May 12, 2014 at 11:35 AM

    And the Nationals just became World Series Champions.

  2. tcostant - May 12, 2014 at 11:46 AM

    The Nats are playing an IF with one career start in the OF in the minors in LF because of all there injuries. Warm body helps!

  3. schmedley69 - May 12, 2014 at 12:15 PM

    The Nats really like 3B who can’t field.

  4. deathmonkey41 - May 12, 2014 at 1:08 PM

    Greg Dobbs approves this signing.

  5. blovy8 - May 12, 2014 at 1:47 PM

    He’s on the bench to make McLouth feel better about his batting average.

    • sumerduckman - May 12, 2014 at 2:24 PM

      There are Tibetan nuns that have never even heard of the game of baseball with better batting averages than Nate McLouth.

      • nothanksimdriving123 - May 12, 2014 at 3:35 PM

        And they play the game the RIGHT WAY, never breaking the unwritten rules.

  6. Old Gator - May 12, 2014 at 4:37 PM

    Between Dobbs and Marmol, the Feesh brainstem trust is now paying two guys they spent a combined 2.8 million on this orfseason not to play for them. It sure is a relief that they got rid of Larry Beinfest so that some sure-handed baseball people could take over piloting this scow.

  7. jmcnick - May 12, 2014 at 7:42 PM

    Seventh member of the 2008 Phillies to have Natitude. Only 18 more to go Rizzo. Watch out Matt Williams, Charlie may be available. What a joke of a franchise.
    How did the others work out ?

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