Found August 15, 2012 on Razzball:
I was gonna write about Jurickson Profar and his possible call-up here, but Grey ran with that yesterday and my take wasn’t offering different advice.  Add him in keepers if he’s not already owned, but don’t waste much energy on him in re-draft formats as playing time will be spotty and he’s still five-or-so years away from peaking.  Anyway, just one name to dig into this week: Anthony Rendon | 3B, Nationals | Born:  6/6/1990 Prior to the 2012 season, Nationals execs would’ve been very pleased at the idea of Anthony Rendon reaching Double-A in his first year of pro baseball.  In April, though, those hopes and expectations were put on hold after the 2011 1st round pick broke his left ankle on the basepaths.  Injuries happen.  Clubs are well versed in coping with injured prospects, with not allowing time spent rehabbing to impact player development.  In Rendon’s case, however, a lengthy history of heal problems — right ankle in 2009 & 2010, right shoulder in 2011 — made this most ...

This slightly pudgy Little League player is apparently Bryce Harper at 12 (pic)

Ha. Fantastic. Via Nationals Enquirer comes this delightful photo of a somewhat chubby boy who grew up to become Washington Nationals rookie phenom Bryce Harper. While it cannot be confirmed for certain that this photo is of a then-12-year-old Harper (which would make this from 2004 — Jesus, I’m old), it certainly looks like him, [...]

Washington Nationals Unhappy With Operation Shut Down Stephen Strasburg

The Washington Nationals are in first place in the National League East with 45 games remaining in the 2012 MLB season. Entering play today, the Nats have a 4.5 game lead over the Atlanta Braves in the division, and stand a great chance at earning their first postseason berth since moving to Washington, even if they cannot hold onto the division and have to settle for...

Stephen Strasburg's Supposed Innings Limit Makes Less and Less Sense Every Day

On Aug. 15, the Washington Nationals woke up with the best record in all of Major League Baseball. They have one of the best starting rotations in baseball. Their lineup scores enough runs. In short, they have a chance to do some real damage in this year's playoffs. However, as everyone knows by now, there seems to be a real good chance that the Nats are going to have to chase...

Here's Michael Morse and his jammed right thumb guarding the bubblegum buckets last night

Ho hum, just another day, another "I'm fine I'll be back in there tomorrow" injury for the Washington Nationals. Up above, Michael Morse as seen on TV late last night with his jammed right thumb in a splint manning his position by the bubblegum buckets. Morse apparently jammed his thumb during batting practice; Davey pulled from the beatdown early. No buckets...


(Up above: Nats dugout salutes Kurt Suzuki after his 3rd inning double made it an 8-0 game. Screencap via MASN/ "It’s going to be hard to turn that music down. The boys are in a good mood tonight. Just like the skipper." (Davey Johnson, via Washington Post, 8/14/2012) Nationals 14, Giants 2: Two touchdowns, 20 hits, and Gio earns his 15th win the...

Stopping Stephen Strasburg

As the world treats the ace like a business commodity, the true debate is lost.   It’s the backyard, baseball fantasy for every boy that falls in love with the ball and the mound. It’s the bright lights, the cold sweats of October, the pressure, the packed house, and the promise of a ring. It’s the World Series. Every boy that dreams of pitching dreams of pitching on baseball’s...

Washington Nationals V. S.F. Giants: a Series Look-In

Having their season long eight game winning streak snapped yesterday, the Washington Nationals now turn their focus to the NL West leading San Francisco Giants. In a possible National League playoff preview, these two clubs go at it in a very important series for both clubs. Both the Nationals and the Giants are in tight division races and are hoping to maintain their leads in their...

139 1/3

...but who's counting? Sounds like Davey Johnson is, for one. Here's Davey talking about Strasburg's sore back and trying to limit his innings as best he can with Shutdown Day looming during his postgame interview on Wednesday: "He's had that little bit of a stiff back. It looks like he kept trying to get his back loose. And he got in a jam, then he...

DMV: Stephen Strasburg Innings Limit Ad Infinitum

Nats players understand Strasburg’s shutdown, aren’t happy about it. [WaPo] Nats fans don’t seem the least upset about Stras’ innings limit. [Nats Blog] But what do Stephen A. Smith and Skip Bayless think about it?!?1?! [Bog] The Nats pounded the Giants, Vogelsong 14-2 in San Francisco. [WaPo] Jayson Werth is getting an MRI on his ankle today. [Nats Journal] Manny Machado...

08-15 Richard Justice columnist Richard Justice joins Rob and Amy to discuss Stephen Strasburg's pitching count and the swirling rumors about Bobby Valentine's jobs security.
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