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Federal Baseball Feb 16, 2019
Wire Taps: Nationals’ fifth starter battle; Stephen Strasburg ready for 2019; Aaron Barrett is everyone’s favorite Spring story...

Wire Taps: Nationals’ fifth starter battle; Stephen Strasburg ready for 2019; Aaron Barrett is everyone’s favorite Spring story...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while we wait to see if today is the day Bryce Harper finds a home... After months of desperately searching for stories to share in our daily link post, the first few days of Spring Training are a content bonanza. Will Stephen Strasburg get his velo back in 2019? Will we see Aaron Barrett back in the majors at some point? Will Jeremy Hellickson be the fifth starter? Also, Washington Post columnist Thomas Boswell savages Bryce Harper in the first link included below... which could be awkward if Harper somehow ends up back in D.C., or is it a...
Federal Baseball Feb 16, 2019
Nationals’ starter Stephen Strasburg on lessons learned in ‘18, ‘19 goals + more

Nationals’ starter Stephen Strasburg on lessons learned in ‘18, ‘19 goals + more

Stephen Strasburg’s velocity dropped when he returned from an extended stint on the DL last season, but Davey Martinez hopes some of what the starter learned in those starts pays off... Stephen Strasburg missed significant time in 2018, dealing with right shoulder inflammation and what was described as a cervical nerve impingement in his neck which kept him off the mound (outside of one start) between June 8th and August 22nd. Strasburg returned to the rotation in late August and made eight starts down the stretch, posting a 3.43 ERA in 44 2⁄3 innings. His velocity in those outings...
Federal Baseball Feb 14, 2019
Wire Taps: Nationals open camp, Nats players confused about Bryce Harper; Stephen Strasburg rejuvenated; Trevor Gott traded to Giants...

Wire Taps: Nationals open camp, Nats players confused about Bryce Harper; Stephen Strasburg rejuvenated; Trevor Gott traded to Giants...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news from the first full day of Spring Training... Well, Spring Training began! Now just to fast forward to Opening Day and get on with it, which is a very real thing that we absolutely can do. (Yep, that’s right, Bryce Harper signed with the insert team here, we knew it all along!) Here’s what’s fresh from the FITTEAM Ballpark of the Palm Beaches: Stephen Strasburg looking to stay healthy (MLB.com)Stephen Strasburg spent the winter in D.C., working in the team's facilities and staying in shape. He's not in the best shape of his life, but he...
Federal Baseball Feb 7, 2019
Wire Taps: Nationals bring Jeremy Hellickson back; Nats’ 2019 rotation; Stephen Strasburg & his San Diego home...

Wire Taps: Nationals bring Jeremy Hellickson back; Nats’ 2019 rotation; Stephen Strasburg & his San Diego home...

Catch up on the last 24 hours in Nationals news while you wait for pitchers and catchers to report... Stephen Strasburg put his San Diego home on the market. Jeremy Hellickson is returning to his 2018 home. Bryce Harper still hasn’t found a home for 2019, and the folks (or at least one folk, wait, that’s still plural) over at Forbes thinks it’s because Harper and his agent have an unrealistic view of the market at this point. Pitchers and catchers report next week. Go read your links... NATS BEAT: Jeremy Hellickson returning to Nats on major league deal - (MASN)"A mid-March addition...
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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