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Federal Baseball Jan 21, 2019
Wire Taps: Max Scherzer has big weekend; Bryce Harper tweets things; NL East updates + more...

Wire Taps: Max Scherzer has big weekend; Bryce Harper tweets things; NL East updates + more...

Catch up on the weekend that was in Washington Nationals news so your friends don’t think you’re a Daydream Johnny... It’s another one of those cold winter Mondays that is pretty much devoid of actual Nationals news and pretty light on links, but we gathered together what we could so there would be a little something for you to read this morning. Max Scherzer made some announcements the last few days. Bryce Harper and Sean Doolittle tweeted some stuff. MASN’s Mark Zuckerman watched football last night and decided he had to plea with MLB not to ruin extra innings. It was a slow...
Federal Baseball Jan 21, 2019
Washington Nationals’ starter Patrick Corbin determined to keep evolving and improving...

Washington Nationals’ starter Patrick Corbin determined to keep evolving and improving...

Patrick Corbin talked in his introductory press conference last month and an in MLB Network Radio interview a couple weeks back about the changes that resulted in a strong 2018 campaign... Part of the draw in signing with the Washington Nationals for free agent lefty Patrick Corbin (in addition to the 6-year/$140M deal the Nationals offered) was getting an opportunity to pitch alongside a couple of starters like Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg in the Nats’ rotation. “Adding another breaking ball, changing speeds, being able to control my fastball and my slider, so just a combination...
Federal Baseball Jan 20, 2019
Wire Taps: Future Nationals’ Hall of Famers; Bryce Harper rumors; Max Scherzer has his number retired at Mizzou...

Wire Taps: Future Nationals’ Hall of Famers; Bryce Harper rumors; Max Scherzer has his number retired at Mizzou...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before the remaining big free agents all start signing, which is sure to happen any. day. now. We should probably describe this more as a collection of Nationals-related links, since there isn’t too much in the way of Nats news included below, but there’s some interesting stuff to read, so we’re not like telling you to just stop here and move on with your day. You definitely should read up on everything included below, there are some things to learn down in there and some of it’s interesting, also, we probably just ruined poor Will’s...
TalkingChop Jan 17, 2019
Talking Chop Roundtable: Where do the Braves’ stand in a revamped NL East?

Talking Chop Roundtable: Where do the Braves’ stand in a revamped NL East?

Have the Braves done enough to keep up? Our roundtable series continues today with a look at the NL East division. The Nationals and the Mets have been two of the more aggressive clubs this offseason. Washington added Patrick Corbin to a rotation that already includes Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg. The Mets picked up Robinson Cano and one of the best closers in the game in Edwin Diaz added them to a mix that already includes Noah Syndergaard and Jacob deGrom. The Phillies have been relatively quiet so far but are threatening to spend “stupid money” and are favorites to land one of...
Federal Baseball Jan 11, 2019
Nationals’ catcher Yan Gomes on the Nats’ starting staff; GM Mike Rizzo’s enthusiasm...

Nationals’ catcher Yan Gomes on the Nats’ starting staff; GM Mike Rizzo’s enthusiasm...

In an MLB Network Radio interview this week, new Nationals’ catcher Yan Gomes talked about getting to work with a solid starting staff in D.C. Catcher Yan Gomes told reporters in a conference call at Winterfest last month that he was excited to join the Washington Nationals’ rotation after the 3-for-1 trade that brought him to D.C. from Cleveland. Getting to catch pitchers like Max Scherzer and Stephen Strasburg, Gomes explained, was the first thing he thought of when he learned he’d been dealt. “That was literally the first thing that I thought about,” the 31-year-old catcher...
Federal Baseball Jan 9, 2019
Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ Victor Robles era; Max Scherzer having college number retired + more...

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ Victor Robles era; Max Scherzer having college number retired + more...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we wait for GM Mike Rizzo to make another offseason splash... This is one of those cold winter days when we have to grab any links that even mention the Washington Nationals to fill out the post. There’s some Victor Robles love out there and there are a few mentions of Bryce Harper, who’s set to meet with the Philadelphia Phillies at home in Las Vegas over the weekend. Also, Max Scherzer is having his number retired by the University of Missouri because no one should ever wear the number that he wore for the Tigers ever again! Ever!...
Federal Baseball Jan 7, 2019
How long will Washington Nationals’ ace Max Scherzer be able to keep doing this?

How long will Washington Nationals’ ace Max Scherzer be able to keep doing this?

Max Scherzer didn’t win a third straight NL Cy Young award, but he did put together another impressive season in D.C. in 2018... Max Scherzer led all National League pitchers in strikeouts (300), K/9, (12.24), hits allowed per nine innings pitched (6.12), WHIP (0.91), SO/BB (5.88), opponents’ AVG (.188), and wins (tied, 18) in 2018. He also finished ranked second in opponents’ OBP (.247), ranked third in ERA (2.53) and opponents’ OPS (.580), and fifth in opponents’ SLG (.332). Scherzer didn’t, however, win a third straight NL Cy Young award, though he acknowledged this winter...
Federal Baseball Dec 31, 2018
Washington Nationals - Top 5 ?s for 2019: What do the Nats have in Joe Ross?

Washington Nationals - Top 5 ?s for 2019: What do the Nats have in Joe Ross?

Will Joe Ross return from Tommy John and claim the fifth spot in the Nationals’ rotation? Or will Erick Fedde or a veteran arm take the final spot behind Max Scherzer, Stephen Strasburg, Patrick Corbin, and Aníbal Sánchez? Mike Rizzo told 106.7 the FAN in D.C.’s Sports Junkies in September that Joe Ross’s innings would have to be managed to some extent in 2019, after the 25-year-old righty returned from Tommy John surgery to make nine starts total between the minors and majors late in 2018, three of them in Washington’s rotation. “We’re going to have to control his...
Call to the Pen Dec 28, 2018

Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis headlines 2018 performances that won’t repeat

While the season that the Baltimore Orioles slugger was historically bad, he headlines a group that should not be expected to repeat their 2018 performance in 2019. Every year, there are players who truly break out and become superstars. Max Scherzer, for example. spent parts of five seasons as little more than a league-average pitcher […] Baltimore Orioles Chris Davis headlines 2018 performances that won’t repeat - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

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    Juan Soto

    Davey Martinez on Washington Nationals’ hitters staying up the middle, watching Juan Soto’s two-strike approach...

  • Brian Dozier

    New Nationals’ 2B Brian Dozier is pull happy and proud of it...

  • Patrick Corbin

    Washington Nationals’ starter Patrick Corbin determined to keep evolving and improving...

  • Max Scherzer

    Wire Taps: Max Scherzer has big weekend; Bryce Harper tweets things; NL East updates + more...

  • Anthony Rendon

    Anthony Rendon ranked 4th on MLB Network’s list of the Top 10 Third Basemen Right Now!

  • Joe Ross

    Wire Taps: Nationals sign Brian Dozier; Joe Ross settles at $1M; Is 10 years too many for Bryce Harper?

  • Kyle Barraclough

    Wire Taps: Bryce Harper meets with Phillies; Will Nationals actually go to arbitration with Kyle Barraclough or MAT?

  • Anibal Sanchez

    Anibal Sanchez deal with Nats includes bonuses for starts

  • Stephen Strasburg

    Washington Nationals’ starter Patrick Corbin determined to keep evolving and improving...

  • Matt Adams

    Signing Brian Dozier was a logical move for Nationals