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Welp, Gio Gonzalez is about to get a lot more popular. That is, of course, if this is really him.Friday, the Washington Nationals pitcher went Canseco on his close to 57,000 Twitter followers and tweeted his phone number.Twice. Be prepared for the inevitable "I was hacked" or the tweets to be removed from Gonzalez's timeline.
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Is Denard Span the missing piece that the Washington Nationals feel they need to get over the top? With BJ Upton landing in Atlanta, the Nats finally got the man they’ve been chasing for a few years in Span.
Washington blew away the competition during the 2012 regular season before falling victim to some standard St. Louis Cardinal October magic.
It’s actually hard to imagine...
Following their acquisition of center fielder Denard Span
from the Minnesota Twins, the Washington Nationals are “definitely shopping”
first baseman/outfielder Mike Morse, reports Jayson Stark of ESPN.
In the wake of Denard Span deal, #Nationals are "definitely shopping Mike Morse a little bit," says AL exec. Could deal Morse & sign LaRoche
— Jayson Stark...
Looks like Davey borrowed Bam Bam's red contact lenses? Photo by @JustineWack on Twitter.
Missing from the photo, of course, is Adam LaRoche, who Davey invited to the first annual Davey Johnson Celebrity Invitational golf tournament in Orlando this weekend seemingly with the sole purpose of forcing LaRoche and Mike Rizzo (also in attendance) to be in the same room to expedite...
Throughout the offseason, The Nats Blog will look back at every player’s 2012 season to summarize and analyze his performance, and we’ll look ahead to his possible role in 2013. We’ll go from #1 Steve Lombardozzi all the way to #63 Henry Rodriguez with about two posts per week until Spring Training. Enjoy.
Chad Tracy was picked up before the 2012 season began as a role...
Left fielder Michael Morse is the Washington Nationals player most likely to be moved, especially if the team re-signs free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche.
Don’t be surprised, though, if second baseman Danny Espinosa also is the subject of trade discussions at the baseball winter meetings, which begin in Nashville on Monday.
Espinosa, 25, is likely to draw interest from teams...
The Nationals have reportedly non-tendered pitchers John Lannan, Tom Gorzellany and catcher Jesus Flores. All three players becoming free agents. Had the Nats tendered an offer, the players would have gone through the arbitration process.
Flores was expendable with the addition of catcher Kurt Suzuki and Wilson Ramos' pending return from injury.
Lannan lost his spot...
MLB Network aired its Top 50 Blasts of 2012 Friday night, and three Nats bombs made the list. Up above, #14, a screen cap of Mike Morse's 465' blast on July 20.
And then there was Tyler Moore's 462 ft. bomb at Coors Field on June 26, #21:
And of course, another blast by Morse, #47 on the list: a 452 foot bomb in Philly on September 27 which sent the Nats bullpen...
When the Washington National placed Stephen Strasburg on an innings limit prior to the 2012 MLB season, not too many people paid that close attention to what effect the decision could have toward the end of the season. After all, the Nationals had never made the playoffs, so although they made a few nice offseason moves, few expected them to compete in the stacked National League...
After years of trying to get Denard Span off the Twins, the Nationals have finally got their man. My first thoughts:
Span give the Nats a legitimate leadoff hitter and lets them put Jayson Werth lower in the lineup.
He finally gives them a real centerfielder. This will allow them to move Bryce Harper to left where he belongs producing an outfield of Harper-Span-Werth that rivals...
The Red Sox and Twins may have some new neighbors in Fort Myers.
According to the Washington Post, the Nationals are interested in leaving their spring training home in Viera, Fla. to move into the City of Palms Park –– the Red Sox’ old spring training facility.
But Lee County officials are mired in a financial bind, having committed $80 million to fund the Red Sox’ new facility...