Speedy outfielder Denard Span was acquired by the Nationals in exchange for minor league pitcher Alex Meyer. Span’s catches make him look a bit like Kobe Bryant; he jumps up and then catches the ball. This will make competition between Atlanta tougher. Span is much, much speedier, and B.J. Upton, the Atlanta right fielder, is a better hitter In the picture above, he climbs the wall and shoves a ball into his glove. Span has the potential to be a gold glove winner. Meyer was in the Olympics and swam, but got drafted in 2011 by the Nats. He can be an all-star; and that’s exactly what Minnesota needs. SMART CHOICE BY MIKE RIZZO!