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Max Scherzer throws live batting practice, plus other notes

VIERA, Fla. — Just before Max Scherzer threw to live hitters for the first time Sunday, just after he finished his warmup pitches in the bullpen, he and Nationals Manager Matt Williams removed their caps. Then they hummed the Star Spangled Banner. A few fans and coaches chuckled nearby. The whole thing fit perfectly with the […]
Washington Post Mar 1, 2015

Nats Journal: Max Scherzer throws live batting practice, plus other notes

VIERA, Fla. — Just before Max Scherzer threw to live hitters for the first time Sunday, just after he finished his warmup pitches in the bullpen, he and Nationals Manager Matt Williams removed their caps. Then they hummed the Star Spangled Banner.Read full article >>
CSN Washington Mar 1, 2015

Live BP features Scherzer, broken bat, anthem

Before Max Scherzer could begin his first session throwing to live hitters Sunday, he had a strange request for Matt Williams: Hum the national anthem.

Live BP features surprise anthem, broken bats, few hits

VIERA, Fla. — Max Scherzer was just about ready to get started with his first session facing live hitters as a member of the Nationals, except for one small request: He needed somebody to sing the national anthem before he could throw his first pitch. Seriously? “Yes, always,” Scherzer explained afterward. “You’ve got to simulate…
CSN Washington Feb 28, 2015

Scherzer and Strasburg learning from each other

They've only been teammates for 10 days, but Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg are quickly becoming friends and inseparable on the practice fields.

VIDEO: Scherzer on why he chose the Nats

VIERA, Fla. — Max Scherzer could have signed anywhere this winter. He chose to sign with the Nationals. Yes, the money — a staggering $210 million — was a big factor. But it wasn’t the only factor. As Scherzer explains in my 1-on-1 interview with him for Comcast SportsNet, the idea of joining a Nationals…
CSN Washington Feb 27, 2015

PHOTO: Looks like Scherzer will be a Jedi for Nats' 'Star Wars Day'

Exactly what the Nats have in store for 'Star Wars Day' has not been announced, but a picture sent out by the Nats gives a hint that involves Max Scherzer, a light saber and Jedi cloak.
Over the Monster Feb 26, 2015

Red Sox never made offer to James Shields, Max Scherzer

The Red Sox were apparently never serious suitors for two of the offseason's best free agent pitchers Speaking on the Dennis and Callahan show Thursday morning, Red Sox general manager Ben Cherington revealed that, while they engaged in conversations with Max Scherzer and James Shields, the team never made formal offers to either pitcher. As far as Max Scherzer is concerned, it's not terribly surprising that the Red Sox never made an offer. Given that the Nationals eventually handed him a seven-year, $210 million deal, it shouldn't have taken more than a quick conversation for the Sox to...

Bryce Harper says he will ‘play smarter’ in 2015

Bryce Harper said many noteworthy things in his energetic interview Wednesday afternoon. Some might say a few of those things – like his reaction to signing Max Scherzer (“Where’s my ring?) or his promise to bring a World Series title to D.C. (“…and hoist that trophy over the monuments.”) — are things only a young, inexperienced, perhaps […]
CSN Washington Feb 21, 2015

Scherzer joins Nats' star-studded rotation in Viera

Max Scherzer arrived at Nats’ spring training on Thursday ready to join what many expect to be the best rotation in the major leagues.

VIDEO: Scherzer joins Nats in Viera

Max Scherzer arrived at Nats’ spring training on Thursday ready to join what many expect to be the best rotation in the major leagues. The $210 million man is no stranger to that sort of hype, but did his best to downplay it. CSN was there with a camera as Scherzer was introduced and Mark…
CSN Washington Feb 20, 2015

Scherzer eager to join dominant Nats rotation

Max Scherzer met his new teammates Friday and talked about his role as part of the Nationals' potentially historic rotation.

Scherzer reports to camp, joins fellow Nats aces

VIERA, Fla. — Max Scherzer strolled into the clubhouse at Space Coast Stadium just after 9:30 a.m. Friday, the new guy in an unfamiliar room. He looked around, found his locker, then noticed who holds the next stall: Stephen Strasburg. “Hey, Max,” Strasburg said, extending his right hand. “Nice to meet you.” This was the…
Washington Post Feb 19, 2015

Nats Journal: Doug Fister: ‘It’s an honor to be a part of this staff’

Gangly as ever after an offseason spent in northern California, Nationals right-handed starter Doug Fister spoke to reporters in front of his Space Coast Stadium locker Thursday afternoon, the day pitchers and catchers officially reported to camp. The players had to be in Viera, but didn’t have to show up at the stadium, so the locker to his right was as yet uninhabited by anything but a No. 31 jersey that will soon belong to Max Scherzer.Read full article >>
Los Angeles Times Feb 19, 2015

Angels open camp with some question marks

Washington had the best record in the National League and was eliminated in the first round of the playoffs last season. The team's go-for-it off-season response was to sign ace Max Scherzer for seven years and $210 million.

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