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That’s Adam LaRoche, the Duck Dynasty bro and friend. [Nats Enquirer]
Bryce Harper and RGIII bonded on Twitter over this Photoshop. [Bog]
Wow, RG3Woman is a really impressive superhero/fan. Dig. [Bog]
RGIII’s grandma, RG3-G, watches the Skins from in Richmond. [Bog]
Footage of Gilbert Arenas playing in China before getting hurt. [TAI]
This 1970 World Series O’s program is so gangster. [It's a Long Season]
This parody of Leonsis’ blog is next-level Ted tweaking. [Fred's Take]
Sorry, Harry Reid. WaPo’s Sports section is damn good. [Bog, DCist]
A metered paywall may come to the Post in 2013. [Wall Street Journal]
A glowing profile of Chris’s employer, D.C.-based Vox Media. [Forbes]
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And so, while you're sitting around basking in the afterglow of #BeastAppreciationDay, and wondering how Dan Haren's physical turned out, and crying over losing Sean Burnett to the Angels and Danny Rosenbaum and Jeff Kobernus in the Rule 5 Draft, and dreaming about Spring, enjoy the photo above of the guy Davey Johnson all but guaranteed will be back at first base next...
"I did have quite a few other choices. But the Nationals just kind of fit for me." (Dan Haren, via Nats Insider, 12/7/2012)
Welcome to D.C., Dan Haren
So Dan Haren passed his physical, Mike Rizzo gets his #5 starter, and Haren gets his $13 million Lerner dollars for 2013.
During his conference call with the media Friday night after it was all made official...
One of the first things Bryce Harper showed us as a Major Leaguer this year was his unbelievable cannon from the outfield. It was a tool that was so powerful that the team had to work hard just to get him to not overuse it and learn the value of the cutoff man. Descision making aside, anytime Harper rears back to throw, fans get excited. As a result, I'm sure than just a handful...
Given the success the Washington Nationals have had in building their minor league system over the past six years, the Nationals were a popular target for the Rule V Draft today. The National lost 4 prospects in the Rule V Draft and did not make any selections.
The following Nats prospects are gone via the draft.
P Jack McGeary: McGeary was selected by the Nationals...
The Washington Nationals officially announced the signing of free-agent pitcher Dan Haren to a one-year, $13 million contract on Friday. Haren, 32, joins a Nationals starting rotation that includes Stephen Strasburg, Jordan Zimmermann, Gio Gonzalez and Ross Detwiler. Haren was 12-13 with a 4.33 ERA for the Angels this past season, although he missed playing time with back and...
The Washington Nationals system has been weakened by trades and promotions in recent years but the organization still has some interesting prospects in the system. With that said, the depth in the upper levels of the system took a big hit during the Rule 5 draft when prospects Jeff Kobernus (6th overall) and Daniel Rosenbaum (8th) were selected from the system. It was a curious move...
With the addition of Dan Haren, the Nationals have established themselves as the early favorites in the National League. They also have the best starting rotation in the game. By far. The staff boasts Stephen Strasburg, Gio Gonzalez , Jordan Zimmerman, Ross Detwiler, and Haren. In all the talk last year about Strasburg’s innings limit, just how effective he was flew under the...
The ill-advised "mutli-year contracts to relievers" train continued to roll along on Wednesday, with the Angels signing Sean Burnett (last of the Nationals) to a two-year, $8 million deal and the Cardinals signing Randy Choate (last of the Dodgers) to a three-year, $7.5 million deal.
Both of these relievers owe Brandon League and Jonathan Broxton a fistbump for setting...