Found January 25, 2012 on
And there's Gio Gonzalez wearing the Curly W for the first time at his introductory press conference at Nationals Park on Wednesday. Perfect fit. (screen cap via TV/MASN.)
From his press conference, the biggest adjustment NatGio has to make for playing in the NL?
"Swinging the bat will be my biggest adjustment."
Love this guy.
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The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge to a one-year deal worth a guaranteed $1 million plus incentives, the team has announced.
Lidge, 35, posted a 1.40 ERA last season, but was limited to 25 games due to shoulder problems, and he ended up losing his closer’s job to Ryan Madson.
However, he did save 27 games and had a 2.96 ERA for the Phillies...
Brad Lidge is staying in the NL East. He will be playing for the Washington Nationals. [https://twitter.com/washingnats/status/162566043397652480]
Free-agent closer Brad Lidge has signed a one-year, $1 million deal with the Washington Nationals.
The Nationals have agreed to sign free agent right-hander Brad Lidge, MLB.com's Bill Ladson tweets. Jim Salisbury of CSNPhilly.com first tweeted that the Rex Gary client was nearing a deal with the Nationals.
Lidge, 34, appeared in just 25 games in 2011 because of a rotator cuff injury. He posted a 1.40 ERA with 10.7 K/9 and 6.1 BB/9 in 19 1/3 regular season innings...
The surprisingly active Washington Nationals have agreed to terms
with Phillies reliever Brad Lidge on a one-year deal.
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