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Scott Boras, superagent and every General Manager's #1 enemy, most famous in Philadelphia for the J.D. Drew debacle in the 1997 draft, takes credit for the Nationals success. In fact, he speaks as if he is on equal footing with Nationals General Manager Mike Rizzo in an interview today by the Washington Post.
"Rizzo and I put this team together. I got eight or nine guys on the team. I got another whole group in the minor leagues."
There are plenty of reasons why this is just incredibly stupid to stay. Here's my list.
1. Just a few weeks ago Nationals pitcher Edwin Jackson decided to ditch Boras as his agent. Yet in the piece he talks about how it was he who suggested the Nationals needed Edwin Jackson because Stephen Strasburg would need to be shut down.
"I went to the owner and said ‘You better start Edwin Jackson, you better do this because you are going to need these innings because we have this plan for Stephen Strasburg....
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On Thursday, Washington Nationals rookie slugger Bryce Harper held a free one-day camp for aspiring baseball players between the ages of 6 and 14. The Bryce Harper Baseball Pro was held at Fairfax (Va.) High School and from the looks of it, a grand time was had by one and all. On top of the thrill [...]
Washington Nationals rookie outfielder Bryce Harper held a free youth baseball clinic in Fairfax, Virginia on Thursday where he had some interesting (and unusual) advice for some of the future prospects in attendance: "Be as sexy as you can".
We don't know exactly what Harper meant by that (and we would love to hear him explain this one), but we're pretty...
The Washington Nationals activated shortstop Ian Desmond from the 15-day disabled list and designated infielder Cesar Izturis for assignment, MLB.com reported Friday. Desmond went on the DL July 22 because of a torn oblique. He took batting practice and infield drills at Nationals Park on Thursday. Desmond is batting .286 with 17 home runs and 53 RBI in 364 at-bats this season...
We’re a month and a half away from the start of the 2012 MLB Postseason and one of the most intriguing teams of the 2012 season, the Washington Nationals, are currently contemplating sitting their star pitcher Stephen Strasburg before the playoffs even start. Why are they thinking about making such a mind boggling move? Because their scared. Scared that if Strasburg throws too...
Michael Morse hit a grand slam, Bryce Harper also homered and the Washington Nationals became the latest team to tag a struggling Johan Santana in their 6-4 victory over the New York Mets on Friday night.
Ross Detwiler tossed six solid innings and the Nationals sent Santana to his fifth loss in the last five starts.
Handed a 2-0 lead, the two-time Cy Young Award winner was perfect...
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W: G. Gonzalez (16-6) L: J. Hefner (2-5)
S: T. Clippard (27)
HR: NYM - None WAS - D. Espinosa (14),B. Harper (12)
Danny Espinosa hit a two-run homer while Bryce Harper homered and hit an RBI triple, as the Nationals took the rubber match of...
WASHINGTON -- Danny Espinosa and Bryce Harper both homered, and starter Gio Gonzalez earned his 16th victory as the Washington Nationals scored a 5-2 victory over the New York Mets on Sunday afternoon. Gonzalez improved to 16-6, although he struggled at times during his 5 2/3 innings. He never got the side out in order and gave up one run on seven hits while needing 110 pitches...
WASHINGTON -- The New York Mets struck out 15 times and finished with just three hits Saturday night. But baseball is a funny game sometimes: The Mets still came away with a victory. Ike Davis hit a two-run homer and Jon Niese threw 7 1/3 scoreless innings to help the New York Mets to a 2-0 victory over the Washington Nationals on Saturday night. The Mets (57-63) couldn't...
New York Mets (56-63) at Washington Nationals (74-45) 7:05 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Niese (L) 23 9-6 3.675.24-33.448/12ATLW8.0612-121.02.57
E. Jackson (R) 22 7-7 3.745.23-43.498/11@ARIW5.2851-116.25.40
Success against southpaws is a huge reason the Washington Nationals have the best record in the...
New York Mets (57-63) at Washington Nationals (74-46) 1:35 PM ET
SeasonRd/HmLast StartLast 3 App
J. Hefner (R) 6 2-4 4.765.11-23.548/4@SDW6.0510-06.22.70
G. Gonzalez (L) 24 15-6 3.295.25-43.348/13@SFW6.2622-123.23.42
Gio Gonzalez will try to become just the third 16-game winner in the majors when he leads Washington...