Found March 28, 2013 on Nationals Enquirer:
"Everyone’s already mentally in D.C. right now, ready to go." (Gio Gonzalez, via Nationals Journal, 3/28/2013) And so, the Washington Nationals have left Viera and are homeward bound to D.C. Photo of Gio and Wilson Ramos packed and waiting to head to the airport on Thursday via @GioGonzalez47. It seems players were a little excited about leaving: Just one more fake game tomorrow to go! Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.

About the new Jayson Werth walkoff banner at Nationals Park, etc.

Two thumbs up for the new Jayson Werth NLDS Game 4 walkoff banner at Nationals Park (sorry, Zim). There it is above, photo via @Nationals. Now, while we're not so enthusiastic about the NL East Champions signage around the park -- although once we saw what they did to the foul pouls at Space Coast Stadium this spring we pretty much knew they'd be "milking the sh*t...

Henry Rodriguez makes the Nats, definitely has naked pictures of Davey Johnson

"When you throw that hard and you do occasionally let one go, they’re not comfortable in there. Nobody’s comfortable in there. Ask the second baseman for the Braves how he feels about him. He’s a good weapon." (Davey Johnson on SMH-Rod, via Nationals Journal, 3/29/2013) Henry Rodriguez makes the Nats; 25 man roster set. Oh sure, the fact that...

Nationals Division Preview and Top 5 Minor League Prospects

Congratulations Washington Nationals fans, your team is finally being recognized as a legit world-series contender. After a heart-breaking Game 5 loss to the St. Louis Cardinals last season, the team is facing huge expectations, including from Manager Davey Johnson, who called this season, “World Series or bust.” With Stephen Strasburg finally off the innings limit, the emergence...

Nationals’ Bryce Harper day-to-day with sore thumb

Washington Nationals outfielder Bryce Harper is expected to sit out the team’s next two exhibition games to allow his swollen left thumb to heal, according to Mark Zuckerman of CSN Washington. Harper hopes to return to action Friday in preparation of playing on Opening Day. The thumb has been hampering Harper since Friday. He suffered the injury when he was jammed...

Dan Haren compares Mike Trout and Bryce Harper

Washington Nations center fielder Bryce Harper and Los Angeles Angels center fielder Mike Trout are the future of Major League Baseball. Harper is only 20 years old and Trout is just 21, but they are already two of the game’s biggest superstars after their breakout seasons in 2012. Dan Haren, who pitched for the Angels last season and is now with the Nats, has had an opportunity...

Knobler: Bryce Harper is Hard to Hate

A lot of people hate on me for liking Bryce Harper so much. I was a little undecided on the guy until I read a book about his only amateur season. And then I wanted to immediately learn more about the guy. Then I saw him play. From his first big league at-bat, I saw that he wasn’t a fraud. I always believed in his ability, and then I decided that when you watch him play; this is...

Washington Nationals 2013 Roundtable On District Sports Page: Part 5 - Prospect Watch

Dave Nichols of District Sports Page organized the 2013 Washington Nationals rountable this year, where a few Nats bloggers (including me) were asked to make predictions about the coming season. It's a seven-part series, and I'll be crossposting the links here as well as my answers to each of the questions. In case you missed it, you can check out parts one, two, three...

Nationals 11, Braves 2

Ryan Zimmerman hit three home runs and Wilson Ramos hit two more as a split squad of Washington Nationals beat the Atlanta Braves 11-2 Wednesday. Tyler Moore also homered for the Nationals, giving them six for the afternoon. Zimmerman and Ramos each had four RBIs. Zimmerman opened the fourth inning with a home run off Daniel Rodriguez, then started the fifth with a drive against...

MLB Preview: Predicting who will win the National League East

Last season, the Washington Nationals emerged and made the playoffs one year earlier than most pundits and experts had originally anticipated. Buoyed by phenoms Bryce Harper and Stephen Strasburg, the Nationals made the playoffs, but feel to the St. Louis Cardinals in a heart-breaking Game 5 loss in the NLDS. Now, in the year many believed the Nationals will arrive, they are looking...

Nats 3B Chad Tracy makes a diving stop on a Tony Recker grounder

NY Met Anthony Recker gets robbed by Nationals third baseman Chad Tracy. Your browser does not support iframes. **Follow us on Twitter or Facebook. Subscribe, or Return to Full story at Bob's Blitz ~

Report: Red Sox Among Teams With Scouts in Attendance at Chris Young’s Start Against Astros

Chris Young has made just 28 major league starts over the last three seasons, but it appears there’s no shortage of interest in the 6-foot-10 right-hander. Young, who was an All-Star as a member of the Padres in 2007, had been pitching for the Nationals this spring, but the club granted him his release on Tuesday. Young reportedly “loved” playing with the Nationals, but he...

R.A. Dickey and Facing the Enemy

Not all that long ago, I wrote about Gio Gonzalez striking out a ton of opposing pitchers. Though Gonzalez set a modern-day record, the achievement itself was not entirely surprising: Gonzalez is a durable pitcher who gets a lot of strikeouts, and pitchers strike out a lot as batters. This is because pitchers are by and large terrible batters, dragging down the offensive numbers...
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