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Federal Baseball Feb 17, 2019
Wire Taps: Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez on catchers; batting order; a former GM thinks Bryce Harper is close to signing + more

Wire Taps: Nationals’ skipper Davey Martinez on catchers; batting order; a former GM thinks Bryce Harper is close to signing + more

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news with Davey Martinez discussing his thoughts on the batting order, the catching corps, and more... Davey Martinez talked about how he’ll use the Washington Nationals’ catchers, Kurt Suzuki and Yan Gomes, he discussed plans to keep the lineup more consistent if the players are mostly healthy, he praised what he’s seen from Patrick Corbin early in Spring Training, and discussed who will hit at the top of the Nats’ lineup this season. Catch up on the latest news from Saturday in West Palm Beach, FL... and do it right now! Go read your...
Federal Baseball Feb 16, 2019
New Nationals’ starter Patrick Corbin hard at work; happy to be signed on long-term in D.C.

New Nationals’ starter Patrick Corbin hard at work; happy to be signed on long-term in D.C.

Patrick Corbin talked this week about the decision to sign with the Nationals, getting to know his new teammates, and getting a long-term deal in what has been a slow free agent market overall... In an MLB Network Radio interview last month, Patrick Corbin, who signed a 6-year/$140M deal with the Washington Nationals in December, was asked if joining a team where he did not necessarily have to be the No. 1 guy made a difference to him when he made his final decision. “Not really,” Corbin said. “I think any time I take the mound I want to do my best and go out there and compete no...
Federal Baseball Feb 15, 2019
Wire Taps: Max Scherzer angry with MLB; Patrick Corbin settling in; The Carter Kieboom story...

Wire Taps: Max Scherzer angry with MLB; Patrick Corbin settling in; The Carter Kieboom story...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news as we all read what Max Scherzer has to say about free agency and nod along because we know he’s right about everything... Baseball is back! Well, if you count bunt drills, baseball is back. Only a month or so until the real thing begins – in the meantime, here’s what’s fresh at the FITTEAM. Dave Martinez is moving on without Bryce Harper - at least for now (NBCSW)“It’s definitely different,” Martinez explained when discussing Spring Training without Harper. “He’s an unbelievable player, and I built this really good...
www.thegoodphight.com Feb 15, 2019
And You Wanted Corbin…Comparing Nola’s New Deal

And You Wanted Corbin…Comparing Nola’s New Deal

When free agency started Patrick Corbin became the object of affection of every team in baseball that needed pitching…which is of course every team. He made the rounds and even visited Philadelphia to meet with the Phillies but he eventually landed on Washington and The Nationals (on one of the Nat’s patented lay-a-way style “deferred deals”). The Nationals paid/will pay/are paying a hefty cost for Corbin’s services, $140M for six years. For his part Corbin hasn’t been really “ace-like” until this past season so when the Phillies announced an extension with their ace Aaron...
Federal Baseball Feb 13, 2019
Washington Nationals’ pitchers and catchers report today: Nats’ starting staff bolstered for 2019... and beyond

Washington Nationals’ pitchers and catchers report today: Nats’ starting staff bolstered for 2019... and beyond

With the additions of starters Patrick Corbin and Aníbal Sánchez, and Jeremy Hellickson returning, the Nationals have a solid rotation... and some depth. Will it be enough? “Starting pitching is king,” Washington Nationals’ GM Mike Rizzo told reporters in December of 2018, after he’d signed Patrick Corbin to a 6-year/$140M deal, landing the prize starter on the free agent market. Rizzo and Co. in the Nationals’ front office added two more arms over the course of the winter, signing veteran right-handed starters Aníbal Sánchez (2-year/$19M deal) and Jeremy Hellickson...
Federal Baseball Feb 10, 2019
Wire Taps: How the Giants’ meeting Bryce Harper leaked; Which Patrick Corbin will Nationals get? Erick Fedde wants 5th spot...

Wire Taps: How the Giants’ meeting Bryce Harper leaked; Which Patrick Corbin will Nationals get? Erick Fedde wants 5th spot...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news and enjoy the story of how the Giants’ meeting with Bryce Harper leaked... So, apparently the San Francisco Giants’ clandestine meeting with free agent Bryce Harper leaked because the Giants’ CEO was spotted at a casino in Las Vegas by a fan who put two and two together and figured out there was likely a sit-down between the two sides, and it appears the NL West club is making a legit effort at getting the 26-year-old outfielder to sign on to play home games in AT&T Park... BRYCE HARPER BEAT: Giants CEO Larry Baer: “Bryce Harper is...
Call to the Pen Jan 30, 2019

Arizona Diamondbacks sign Torey Lovullo to two year extension

According to Mark Feinsand , manager Torey Lovullo has signed an extension through 2021 with the Arizona Diamondbacks. Torey Lovullo, 53, has been the Arizona Diamondbacks manager for two seasons and will be heading to Spring Training in a couple of weeks for his third season with the club. In 2017, Lovullo earned Nationals League […] Arizona Diamondbacks sign Torey Lovullo to two year extension - Call to the Pen - Call to the Pen - A Major League Baseball Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Pinstripe Alley Jan 28, 2019
The one offseason move you wish the Yankees could undo

The one offseason move you wish the Yankees could undo

Submit your answer in the FanPost section for the chance to see your story featured on the front page. The Yankees have been very busy this offseason, from adding arms to the rotation, shoring up the infield, and making the bullpen super again. It looks like they are just about done making significant moves, which brings us to this week’s FanPost Friday prompt: What is one offseason move that you wish the Yankees could undo? There’s plenty to choose from here. If you really wish they had signed someone who ended up elsewhere (e.g. Patrick Corbin), that’s fair game. Any other...
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...

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