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With MLB's free agency period officially opening over the weekend, now seems as good as any to start thinking about the Nats and potential free agent targets. And, because nothing says "Nats" and "free agency" like Scott Boras, this story by FOX Sports' Jon Paul Morosi on Scott Boras is required reading for Nationals fans.
At the end of Morosi's piece, Boras talks about his involvement in the Strasburg shutdown - and hints at reigns-off, 200+ innings for Stras in 2013:
"He’s going to have six months now to prepare for next season, when you
consider that he didn’t pitch in September and October. He’s going to
be a No. 1 who’s going to throw a couple hundred innings." (Scott Boras, via FOX Sports.com, 11/4/2012)
Good of Scott to help set expectations this early in the offseason. You can be sure Mike Rizzo appreciates it. And in case you're interested, Boras clears up his involvement in Shutdown Day:
"In the end...
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After a quiet day when the biggest Washington Nationals news was Pat Corrales leaving the organization to join Stan Kasten in LA, let's give thanks for Gio Gonzalez and his Twitter account. Photo above of Gio heading out for a night fishing excursion via @GioGonzalez47 himself.
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In late September, The Washington Post reported that Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo and manager Davey Johnson had begun discussing Johnson's return in 2013.
In mid-October, after the Nationals lost to the St. Louis Cardinals in the Division Series, Johnson told the Post he wanted to remain manager, citing "unfinished business."
It is now early November...
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