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To celebrate Michael Morse's return to the Nationals' lineup yesterday (1-2 in his first game since that pesky lat strain), enjoy the image above: a 1-of-1 2012 Topps Tribute autographed Mike Morse card up for sale on on eBay, inscribed with "The Beast". Here's Morse on his return yesterday:
"There’s still no rush. I could go out there and throw and play, and if I hurt myself it might still affect me when the season starter." (Michael Morse, via Washington Post, 3/12/2012)
And in other crucial Michael Morse news, via his Facebook page, Morse has selected Pat Benatar's "Shadows of the Night" as one of his walkup songs for the upcoming year. Does this mean no more "Take on Me"?:
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Nothing puts the stamp on legendary potential like having a burger the size of a fat newborn baby named after you. The Washington Nationals are pulling out all the stops in driving up attendance this season from the 'Take Back the Park' campaign, the #FUphilly campaign by local radio stations, and now the 'Eat this Gigantic Burger named After Stephen Strasburg so that...
Since moving over from Montreal, the Washington Nationals have not had a winning season. They have come close a couple times and are improving as of late, but they still leave a lot to be desired. Nationals fans are waiting on Stephen Strasburg and Bryce Harper to take over the franchise, but more often than not they leave the ballpark with an empty feeling in their stomachs. This...
SS - Ian Desmond
2B - Danny Espinosa
3B - Ryan Zimmerman
LF - Michael Morse
1B - Adam LaRoche
RF - Jayson Werth
C - Wilson Ramos
CF - Rick Ankiel/Roger Bernadina
SP - Stephen Strasburg
SP - Jordan Zimmermann
SP - Gio Gonzalez
SP - Edwin Jackson
SP - Chien-Ming Wang
CL - Drew Storen
Five things to think about:
- Nineteen-year-old super-prospect Bryce...
Washington Nationals pitcher John Lannan continues to be heavily mentioned in trade rumors across the league, and with good reason. He's a lefty starter who can eat innings and be solid at the back of the rotation, and that's exactly why the Nationals shouldn't trade him... yet.
Lannan is essentially the only starting pitcher remaining on the Nats 40-man roster eligible...
I don’t know a lot about the Washington Nationals. That’s a relative statement of course. I know alot more than the average person about the Washington Nationals. I know that they’ve been a mediocre team since the franchise moved from Montreal, never reaching the playoffs. I know that they just signed Ryan Zimmerman to a large contract extension that seems somewhat questionable...
The Nationals decided this afternoon to give two of their top prospects in big league camp a chance to get acclimated with the team’s minor league program as they optioned starting pitcher Matt Purke and infielder Anthony Rendon. The team also removed seven other players from their spring roster, including Corey Brown, Jarrett Hoffpauir, and Sandy Leon.
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VIERA, Fla. (AP) -- Washington right-hander Edwin Jackson struggled through three-plus innings Tuesday, and the Detroit Tigers defeated the Nationals 6-3.
Jackson allowed four runs, two earned, while giving up five hits, walking two and striking out two in 3 1-3 innings. The two-run homer he gave up in the first inning to Detroit's Ryan Rayburn came with two outs, one batter...
During a stroll through the Nationals’ minor league camp last week, we heard Washington’s Director of Player Development, Doug Harris, tell a group of players that they must respect the “W” on their hats, because the Lerner family is trying to build a brand. While that may be true, it is becoming more and more apparent that over in major league camp, Mike Rizzo and Davey...
As we approach the midpoint of spring training and cast a wanting eye towards opening day, it is probably fair to wonder about the status of currently unsigned free agents. One such free agent is future Hall of Famer Ivan Rodriguez, whose dalliances with the Mets a week or so ago proved fruitless, and thus may be pushing the legendary backstop towards retirement whether he wants...
With the 2012 MLB season on the cusp, here's a look at the Washington Nationals from an attendance perspective.
2010 Total Attendance: 1.82 million
2010 Average Attendance & Sell-Thru: 22,568 (54% of capacity)
2010 Record: 69-93, Missed Postseason
2011 Total Attendance: 1.94 million
2011 Average Attendance & Sell-Thru: 24,877 (60% of capacity)
2011 Record: 80-81...
Ryan Zimmerman homered for the second time this spring and added a double in the Washington Nationals' 8-4 victory against a St. Louis Cardinals split squad on Monday.
Zimmerman is hitting .587 this spring, going 7 for 12 with three doubles.
Nationals starter Jordan Zimmermann had a rocky outing, allowing four runs - including three in the first inning - seven hits and one...
The Red Sox are still trying to figure out who will be their fifth starter this season, but the Nationals' John Lannan might not be the guy. Despite a recent report stating otherwise, the team has not made an offer to the Nats for Lannan, according to WEEI.com's Alex Speier. This news comes on the heels of a report by ESPN's Jim Bowden that essentially stated Boston was...