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The Outside Corner:
What else can baseball fans do in January but dream of October? In You May Say I'm a Dreamer, the Outside Corner staff will imagine the route to a World Series in 2013 title for all 30 teams.
What a difference a year makes. In just one year, the Washington Nationals managed to go from a darkhorse club, with an outside shot at making the postseason, to National League powerhouse. And in their first year with their new status, and a new nucleus of talent, the Nats made it all count with their first World Series title.
The Nats and the Atlanta Braves completely ran away with the division this year, but it was the former who managed to grab the NL East title by just three games, thanks to a six-game winning streak to close out the regular season, leaving their record at 99-63, two games better than in 2012. Their strength all season was their starting pitching, obviously led by Stephen Strasburg at the top of the rotation that ranked no. 1 in the bigs in team ERA and second ...
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Bryce Harper is going to be the Nationals' every day left fielder in 2013 after spending nearly all of 2012 in center. Of course, after the team traded for Denard Span, Harper was shifted to left to accomodate the new acquisition. Anyway, in today's Spring Training opener against the Mets, Harper got a rough introduction to his new full-time position. In the bottom of the...
From dark horse darlings to front-running championship contenders, the Nationals spent big again this off-season to make themselves the clear favorite in the National League. Will all their moves pay off or will they be this year's big budget disappointment?
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You May Say I’m a Dreamer (11:30 AM)
Stephen Strasburg made his spring debut on Saturday with mixed results. The 24-year–old right hander was on a 45 pitch count.
Strasburg gave up a homer in the first inning to Ruben Tejada. In all he needed 31 pitches to get out of the first but a strong second inning left him with 42 pitches thrown total.
The Nationals held Strasburg to 159 1/3 innings pitched last season despite...
In the This Is My Nightmare series, we'll take a look at what the absolute worst case scenario for each team would be in 2013. Think of it as the negative complement to our You May Say I'm A Dreamer series that we'll be running during our preview series.
Disaster for the Nationals seems like a far-off possibility given the team's youth and shocking level of success...
All those years of stockpiling high draft picks finally paid off for the Nationals, as they led the majors with 98 wins last season and made the playoffs for the first time since they ceased to be the Expos. Stephen Strasburg returned from Tommy John surgery seemingly none the worse for wear, a teenage Bryce Harper dialed up what would have been considered an exceptional rookie season...
Bryce Harper’s new UA ad gets very weird very briefly. [USAT Sports]
Harper’s offseason workout regiment sounds intense. [Nats Journal]
Jayson Werth’s beard is even bearder than usual this spring. [Bog]
Seeing the Nats’ new rotation together makes me happy. [Nats Blog]
Hey gang, there’s a new Nats blog to check out. [Nats Outsider]
Brady Anderson has a big new fancy front...
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• Charles Barkley on ‘Price Is Right’
• Miranda Kerr Bikini Butt Time!
• Sexiest of the Spring Breakers GIFs
Incredible O.J. Mayo Defense Turns Into Offense Video Of The Day
(Image via @Nationals Twitter account)
This is a segment that I’ve called “predictions” in previous seasons, but there really aren’t any questions about the Washington Nationals 25-man roster going into 2013. We’ll take a couple of posts to remind you who the key players are to the Nationals upcoming season what they’ll need to do to be successful. We start today...
There will be no fancy introduction. The revolution will not be televised. The rabbit hole awaits you. Go.
I could have ranked Clayton Kershaw as my fourth SP, behind Verlander, Strasburg and Lee, but I never pay top price for any Starting Pitcher. Ole peg leg does not concern me. Press the ignore button and watch the problem disappear. Weeeeeeee! [Kershaw makes the Do Not...