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Federal Baseball Oct 19, 2017
Wire Taps: Will Washington Nationals change managers, coaching staff? No love for Matt Wieters + more...

Wire Taps: Will Washington Nationals change managers, coaching staff? No love for Matt Wieters + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we wait for some real news at some point this winter... and prepare for a year of Bryce Harper chatter... It’s that time of year, where things are over for all but four teams and news has slowed to a crawl, but that doesn’t mean we won’t keep searching the internets every day and sharing what we’ve found. Had enough of the “Will Dusty Baker return?” talk yet? How about the “Will this be Bryce Harper’s last season in D.C.?” chatter? If you thought the Stephen Strasburg shutdown story in 2012 was interminable back then,...
Washington Times Oct 18, 2017

Bryce Harper entering final year of his contract

It's here, finally, the year talked about, well, for years. Bryce Harper is going into the final season of his contract. He, most likely, will be an unrestricted free agent at this time next year. The price for his services will be astronomical, talked about ad nauseam, and one of ...
Federal Baseball Oct 18, 2017
Washington Nationals’ center fielder Michael A. Taylor has big breakout season in 2017...

Washington Nationals’ center fielder Michael A. Taylor has big breakout season in 2017...

Did Michael A. Taylor lock up center field in the nation’s capital in 2018 with his play in 2017? Will we see an Opening Day outfield of Adam Eaton, Taylor, and Bryce Harper left-to-right? Of the 21 home runs Michael A. Taylor hit in 2017, between the regular season and the NLDS, none was bigger than his eighth-inning grand slam in the win-or-go-home Game 4 of the Division Series with the Chicago Cubs (though Taylor’s inside-the-park grand slam vs the Phillies in September was pretty impressive). “I was kind of numb, just running around the bases. Honestly, I didn't think it was...
Federal Baseball Oct 16, 2017
OPINION: Latest postseason defeat paints uncertain future for Bryce Harper

OPINION: Latest postseason defeat paints uncertain future for Bryce Harper

The Washington Nationals failed once again to advance past the NLDS, raising further questions about where Bryce Harper will sign once he hits free agency. Following the team’s latest disappointing playoff run, the Washington Nationals have several questions to address before next season. Who replaces Jayson Werth in the outfield? Did Dusty Baker earn a new contract? Who will be the No. 5 starter while Joe Ross works his way back from Tommy John surgery? Should the front office go after another catcher with Matt Wieters having a down year and Jose Lobaton set to hit free agency? While...
Federal Baseball Oct 14, 2017
Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ season ends, questions begin... Dusty Baker’s future + more...

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ season ends, questions begin... Dusty Baker’s future + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you recover from the disappointment of another NLDS loss... Soooooooo... many hot takes. Soooooooooooooooo boring. We haven’t gone back over Game 5 and probably never will because it was bad enough the first time. So now that that’s over, the questions start again: Will Dusty Baker be back? Are we entering Bryce Harper’s final season in D.C.? Did we just watch Jayson Werth’s last game with the Nats? How many feathers are on a Purdue chicken? How many fibers are intertwined in a Shredded Wheat biscuit? How many times did the...
Washington Times Oct 13, 2017

Max Scherzer, Bryce Harper and Dusty Baker comment on Game 5

Let's get to the comments from the Nationals' 9-8 loss in Game 5 Thursday night/Friday morning, another despondent chapter in District sports lore: Jayson Werth, at 1:30 a.m., on what he was going to do the next few hours: "I'm going to sit here and pout. Drink a couple Bard's, ...
CBS Chicago Oct 13, 2017

Listen: Final Call Of Cubs Beating Nationals To Clinch NLDS

Wade Davis struck out Bryce Harper to end it, sending the Cubs to the NLCS for the third straight year.
Washington Times Oct 13, 2017

LOVERRO: Meltdown all-too-familiar for Washington fans

ANALYSIS/OPINION As Bryce Harper swung and missed for strike three and the third out bottom of the ninth inning of Game 5 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs Thursday night, the clock began on Harper’s final contract year with the franchise. Just trying to ...
CBS DC Oct 12, 2017
Bryce Harper Rocks ‘Vegas Strong’ Bat Decal (Photo)

Bryce Harper Rocks ‘Vegas Strong’ Bat Decal (Photo)

In his latest exhibition of support for his hometown, Harper used the real estate on his bat to support the victims from the Vegas attack.
Federal Baseball Oct 12, 2017
Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs: NLDS Game 5 GameThread Pt. 2

Washington Nationals vs Chicago Cubs: NLDS Game 5 GameThread Pt. 2

Washington and Chicago wrap up their NLDS matchup tonight in Game 5 of the best-of-five series with Gio Gonzalez going for the Nationals against Kyle Hendricks of the Cubs. GAME TIME: 8:00 PM EDT in D.C.; FOLLOW: TBS; 106.7 the FAN in D.C. Next Game Chicago Cubs at Washington Nationals October 12, 2017 8:00 PM EDTNationals Park Gio Gonzalez vs Kyle Hendricks WEATHER: Cloudy AF, 62° • D.C. Starting Lineup: 1. #Treacycle - SS 2. The WereWerth - LF 3. "Run-Until-He's-Tagged, Tape-Measure-Testing, Laser-Throwing, Eyeblack-Oozing, Baseball Cyborg" (aka Bryce Harper) - RF 4. THE...
Larry Brown Sports Oct 12, 2017

Javy Baez cuts down run in Game 5 with great play

Javy Baez’s shining defense came into play once again for the Chicago Cubs. Baez cut down a run during Game 5 of the NLDS on Thursday with a nice fielding play at second. Bryce Harper was up with one out and Trea Turner on third in a 1-0 game. Harper grounded the ball to Baez,...Read More
Washington Times Oct 12, 2017

Stephen Strasburg, Joe Maddon, Bryce Harper comment on Game 4

CHICAGO -- Let's round up the thoughts about some of the biggest moments and decisions around Game 4 of the National League Division Series between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs: Nationals starter Stephen Strasburg on if he had anything to prove by starting Game 4: "Not to you guys, ...
Federal Baseball Oct 9, 2017
2017 NLDS: Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker sticks with his lineup in Game 3 vs Chicago Cubs...

2017 NLDS: Washington Nationals’ skipper Dusty Baker sticks with his lineup in Game 3 vs Chicago Cubs...

In spite of their offensive struggles before the eighth inning of Game 2, Nats’ skipper Dusty Baker decided that he’d stick with the same lineup... Washington’s offense failed to produce much at all through 16 innings of their NLDS matchup with Chicago’s Cubs, then the Nationals came up with a big five-run eighth inning in Game 2. “Sometimes you have to go with what you -- you've got to go with your best, right or left.” - Dusty Baker on Nationals’ lineup vs Cubs Bryce Harper, with a game-tying two-run shot to right field, and Nats’ first baseman Ryan Zimmerman, with a...
District On Deck Oct 9, 2017

Washington Nationals: Storylines to watch with series in Wrigley

As the series shifts to Wrigley Field, here are five storylines for Game 3 of the NLDS between the Washington Nationals and Chicago Cubs The Washington Nationals were able to get a split of the first two games of the series against the Chicago Cubs thanks to late home runs from Bryce Harper and Ryan […] Washington Nationals: Storylines to watch with series in Wrigley - District on Deck - District on Deck - A Washington Nationals Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Federal Baseball Oct 9, 2017
Should the Washington Nationals lineup change for NLDS Game 3?

Should the Washington Nationals lineup change for NLDS Game 3?

The Nationals need better production from the leadoff spot and left field. Would it make sense to sub out Trea Turner and Jayson Werth for Wilmer Difo and Howie Kendrick? I am still excited about Saturday night’s win. Big moments from Bryce Harper and Ryan Zimmerman are almost enough to make me forget about how Trea Turner, Bryce, and Jayson Werth are a combined 2-for-23 with one walk. Now that the Cubs have de facto home field advantage, the batting order could probably use some tweaking. In a lineup which totaled four hits before last night’s eighth inning, who stays and who goes...

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