Found December 22, 2011 on Indy Star:
As a youngster growing up in Lawrence, T.J. Yates had the second-best arm in his neighborhood. His next-door neighbor was Drew Storen, now a hard-throwing closer for the Washington Nationals.
THE BACKYARD
BEST OF MAXIM
RELATED ARTICLES

Gingrich named hitting coach for Washington Nationals AAA affiliate

5th December 2011. Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich holds a press conference in New York City. KGC-146/starmaxinc.com ***U.S. only!***   In what is certainly a signal that his bid for the 2012 Republican nomination for President is unraveling, Gingrich has been named hitting coach of the Syracuse Chiefs, the AAA affiliate of the Washington Nationals. Ahem. TROY...

Nationals trade for Gio Gonzalez

The Nationals took a major step toward contention on Thursday, acquiring left-hander Gio Gonzalez from the Athletics for four prospects, according to major-league sources. In return for Gonzalez, the Nationals will receive catcher Derek Norris and three highly regarded pitchers - right-handers A.J. Cole and Brad Peacock plus lefty Tom Milone. The addition of Gonzalez gives the...

Outside Scouting Dept.: Derek Norris

Among the players the A's acquired in today's Gio Gonzalez trade was Derek Norris, a power hitting catcher with an incredible ability to get on base. I got several good looks at Norris in this year's Arizona Fall League. Here are my notes and analysis of the big catcher... There is no question that Norris has two outstanding (and important) skills: power and plate discipline...

Did the Nationals Lose Too Much for Gio Gonzalez?

The Washington Nationals and Oakland Athletics are finalizing a four for one deal that would send Gio Gonzalez to the Nats in exchange for right-handers Brad Peacock and AJ Cole, lefty Tom Milone and catcher Derek Norris. Having spent his entire four-year career with the A’s, Gonzalez had a breakout season in 2010 and continued his success in 2011 compiling a 31-21 W-L record...

Nationals Acquire Gonzalez from Athletics, For a Small Fortune

The Washington Nationals apparently wanted a companion for young aces Jordan Zimmermann and Stephen Strasburg in their rotation, and ESPN's Keith Law is reporting on Twitter that they've gotten their man: Gio Gonzalez of the Oakland Athletics. The price for Gonzalez is steep, as the Nationals have given up prospects AJ Cole, Derek Norris, Brad Peacock, and Tom Milone. On...

Report: Nationals reach deal with 3B DeRosa

The Washington Nationals have reportedly reached an agreement on a one-year deal with veteran infielder Mark DeRosa.The deal will likely become official after DeRosa passes a physical.The 37-year-old spent the previous two seasons in a part-time role with the San Francisco Giants. He hit .279 with 12 RBIs in 86 at-bats last season.The Nationals will be DeRosa's sixth team in...

Nats Trade Four Prospects For A Lefty Now Known As Nat Gio

Goodbye, A.J. Cole, Derek Norris, Brad Peacock and Tommy Milone. Hello, Gio Gonzalez. Who were those first four guys again? Just four of the Nats’ top 10 prospects — three starting pitchers and a C/1B. All four are predicted by John Sickels, who knows stuff, to “have a good chance to enjoy successful careers.” (Gulp.) And who’s Gonzalez? He’s a 26-year-old lefty who...

Nationals are among Dobbs' final suitors

The Nationals are one of three teams still in the hunt for free-agent infielder Greg Dobbs, who is expected to make a decision soon, according to a baseball source. The Marlins are reportedly another team involved in the hunt for Dobbs.

Nationals acquire lefty starter Gio Gonzalez from Oakland

Washington Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo made his requirements in the team's search for a starting pitcher this offseason perfectly clear. He wanted a left-hander, someone who could throw 200-plus innings and who had a proven track record. The Nationals got their man Thursday when they agreed in principle on ...

A's agree to trade LHP Gonzalez to Nationals

All-Star pitcher Gio Gonzalez said Thursday the Washington Nationals have agreed to acquire him in a trade from the Oakland Athletics, and the deal is nearly finished.
Nationals News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.