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Federal Baseball Feb 11, 2019
Sean Doolittle ranked second on MLB Network list of Top 10 Relievers RIGHT NOW!

Sean Doolittle ranked second on MLB Network list of Top 10 Relievers RIGHT NOW!

Washington Nationals’ closer Sean Doolittle was ranked second on the MLB Network’s list of the top relievers in baseball right now, behind only Craig Kimbrel. Sean Doolittle told MLB.com’s Matt Kelly last April that his tendency to throw fastballs up in the zone wasn’t a reaction to the trend towards uppercut swings, but a continuation of the approach he’s had since he entered the big leagues. “It’s how I’ve always thrown it,” Doolittle explained. “I came into the league doing that. At the time, I didn’t have a great secondary pitch. So the way I would get hitters to...
Federal Baseball Feb 5, 2019
Wire Taps: Nationals announce promo schedule; Gio Gonzalez back to Oakland?; What Nolan Arenado deal would mean for Nats and Bryce Harper...

Wire Taps: Nationals announce promo schedule; Gio Gonzalez back to Oakland?; What Nolan Arenado deal would mean for Nats and Bryce Harper...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before Mike Rizzo knocks your socks off with another surprising addition to the roster... Folks, here it is: the news you’ve been waiting for all winter. Ready? Okay. Here we go. Nats’ Sean Doolittle calls his 2019 Star Wars bobblehead ‘one of the highlights’ of his career (WaPo)Sean Doolittle was involved in the creation of his "Obi-Sean-Kenobi" bobblehead, especially regarding the color of the lightsaber (it's blue, for crying out loud!). Wait — you thought this would be Bryce Ha— oh. That’s awkward. I’m so sorry you thought...
Federal Baseball Feb 3, 2019
Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer and Sean Doolittle on improving the game on-field and for fans...

Washington Nationals’ Max Scherzer and Sean Doolittle on improving the game on-field and for fans...

Sean Doolittle and Eireann Dolan soliciting ideas for improving fan experience reminded us of Max Scherzer’s ideas of ways to improve the on-field product. Scherzer’s gots ideas... If you weren’t already aware, Sean Doolittle his wife and Eireann Dolan are pretty good at Twitter. Oakland A’s fans know this, and Washington Nationals fans have learned over the last year and a half since he was acquired from the Athletics. Over the past 24 hours or so, they solicited ideas for ways to improve the fan experience of the game, and they received plenty of good ones. You can read the...
Federal Baseball Jan 29, 2019
Wire Taps: Bryce Harper decision coming soon? Please? Sean Doolittle has thoughts + other Nationals links...

Wire Taps: Bryce Harper decision coming soon? Please? Sean Doolittle has thoughts + other Nationals links...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we wait to see if a video game’s Twitter account breaks the story of the winter... So, if you believe the Twitter account for MLB The Show, there might be an announcement coming soon that answers the Bryce Harper question once and for all. They’ve been teasing all winter that their 2019 cover will feature Harper wearing whichever uniform he’ll wear for the 2019 campaign (and for like the next decade or so most likely), and they ramped things up yesterday with the following tweet: You'll want to keep an eye on this account...
Federal Baseball Jan 29, 2019
Sean Doolittle hits the mark with criticisms of broken MLB free agency

Sean Doolittle hits the mark with criticisms of broken MLB free agency

It’s the second straight year MLB free agents have been left out in the cold and Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle is right to speak out about his frustrations. The system is broken — and there’s no end in sight. With nearly 150 free agents left unsigned and almost half the league yet to hand out a multi-year contract, MLB free agency has lost the allure veteran players were promised when they signed on to play baseball as young prospects. Washington Nationals closer Sean Doolittle is understandably upset with the way teams have navigated the free-agent market, appearing on...
Federal Baseball Jan 28, 2019
Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ depth chart; bullpen needs + more, including Bryce Harper and Sean Doolittle Twitter ❤️...

Wire Taps: Washington Nationals’ depth chart; bullpen needs + more, including Bryce Harper and Sean Doolittle Twitter ❤️...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news before Mike Rizzo signs a reliever, or you know, like maybe, a high-priced free agent outfielder... The Hot Stove season is going on so long the players have taken to Twitter to discuss how slowly things are moving this winter. Will the flurry of signings that’s going to follow in the next few weeks bury those memories? Are we headed for an interesting couple of years as the discussions about the next CBA draw closer? One thing we know: Mike Rizzo and Co. in the Nationals’ front office didn’t get the memo about not spending this...
Federal Baseball Jan 27, 2019
Washington Nationals’ closer Sean Doolittle on 2018; free agent market this winter + more...

Washington Nationals’ closer Sean Doolittle on 2018; free agent market this winter + more...

Nationals’ closer Sean Doolittle expects to be 100% heading into Spring Training after he missed significant time on the Disabled List last summer with an injured foot... Before Sean Doolittle suffered a stress reaction in his left foot before the All-Star Break last summer, which ended up costing him over two months on the Disabled List, the Nationals’ 32-year-old closer put up a 1.45 ERA, 1.98 FIP, three walks (0.72 K/9), 49 Ks (11.81 K/9), and a .134/.167/.220 line against in 37 1⁄3 innings pitched. Doolittle returned from the DL stint in early September, posting a 2.35 ERA, a 1.47...
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...

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