The Washington Nationals acquired a long coveted center fielder and lead off hitter today, sending pitching prospect Alex Meyer to the Minnesota Twins for Denard Span. Another masterful move by Nats GM Mike Rizzo, a move that gives Washington tremendous flexibility during rest of the off-season, as Rizzo continues improving the roster of the National League's best record team. The Nats have coveted Span himself for nearly two season now, nearly brokering a deal at the 2011 trade deadline. So what did Span have to say about the trade . . .
“I’m very excited to be coming to Washington. A year and half ago when I first heard the rumors, I don’t think I was ready for it then. Fast forward, I think I’m ready for it. Just from watching TV the last couple years, the new stadium and watching the fan base rallied behind the team last year. I’m definitely excited to call D.C. my home.” New Nats OF Denard Span