Found January 30, 2012 on Nationals Enquirer:
Move over Michael Morse and that Curly W moped helmet. Ladies and gentlemen, Drew Storen and his custom Stanford fighter pilot helmet. Photo via Cleveland Indians reliever Chris Perez (@ChrisPerez54): Finally, a replacement for the Silver Elvis wig [see also, great moments in Silver Elvisdom]? Just 20 days until Nats' pitchers and catchers report... (H/T @AllStars_S2) Befriend the Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow us on Twitter.

Update: Bryce Harper is not a fan of the Redskins, Georgetown, Wizards, or Caps...

...loves the Nationals though. Bryce Harper has been taking questions from his Twitter followers over past week, which is a pretty cool thing. That's how the world found out that his puppy Swag would, in fact, accompany him to Washington when he arrives, and that he showers four times before a game as part of his pregame routine. Last night, Harper reminded DMV sports fans...

Player Profile #96: Drew Storen | RP | WAS

Drew Storen shot up the rankings last year and now sits as a top tier closer. He posted solid strikeout numbers (8.84 K/9, 24.4 K%) and limited his free passes (2.39 BB/9, 6.6 BB%). Let’s add in the fact that he induced a ton of ground balls (47.3 GB%) and you have the perfect fantasy, and real life, closer. Sure, Storen doesn’t have the pedigree  of the other names being drafted...

Strasburg: "A year ago I was here getting ready to walk. This year I’m getting ready to pitch.

Stephen Strasburg's 2nd annual 5K took place Saturday on the San Diego State campus. Video above is Baseball Jesus speaking with Marty Caswell of xx1090 AM sports radio San Diego about the race, his recovery from TJ surgery, and the upcoming year for the Nats. What's not to love about Strasburg's answer to the final question of the interview? Caswell: "Adrian...

Player Profile #101: Jordan Zimmermann | SP | WAS

If Jordan Zimmermann can put together a full, 200-inning season, he’ll be a fantasy force to be reckoned with. His walk rate went from very good to pretty much elite last season, and there’s definitely room for growth with his strikeout rate. In fact, if Zimmermann made the standard 33 starts last season instead of just 26, his PSR would have risen from 0.79 to 2.47, which would...

Ryan Zimmerman: First Baseman of the Future

The Washington Nationals have never had exactly what they wanted at first base since they arrived in DC.  Nick Johnson was perpetually injured, Dmitri Young had a single incredible bounce back year, and Adam Dunn was a left fielder until the Nats made him go to first base to make room for Josh Willingham.  Dunn was also terrible defensively.  Michael Morse did a great job there...

Nats look to Lidge for veteran leadership

Although Brad Lidge has closed for the vast majority of his major league career, he'll step into a setup role with the Washington Nationals in 2012. The Nats are hoping the 35-year-old veteran can help provide leadership to a promising young bullpen.

Player Profile #100: Mike Morse | 1B/OF | WAS

Last March I wrote this about Mike Morse: “Assuming 500 at-bats, which I think is reasonable, we could be looking at a 20-homer, 80-RBI season with a good batting average coming from a widely undrafted player.” Morse ended up getting 522 at-bats, put up a “good” .303 average (and a .288 xBA, which is more what I expected) but crushed my power projections. That season was...

Inbox: Save Strasburg for a playoff run?

Should the Nationals hold Stephen Strasburg until mid-May in case of a postseason run, considering his innings limit? Beat reporter Bill Ladson answers this question and more in the Inbox.

2012 Signing---Hunter Cole

One of the top freshman in the SEC should be joining the Cotuit Kettleers this summer, as Hunter Cole from the University of Georgia joins the team. Cole is a 6-1/185 pounder from Moore, SC. He was a Washington Nationals 49th round draft pick this past June. Perfect Game also ranked him as the best high school senior in the state of South Carolina. Scouts say Hunter "has excellent...

Player Profile #95: Mariano Rivera | RP | NYY

It seems our closers get ranked in bunches, huh? We ranked four closers from 190-196, and two times since then we’ve ranked two closers back to back. Well, make that three times. Drew Storen, our 96th-ranked player, and Mariano Rivera, number 95, are a fascinating pairing. While Storen brings youthfulness and potential, Rivera brings experience and dependability. Because of age...

Report: Indians Heading to Arbitration with Cabrera, Perez

For the first time since 1991 with starting pitcher Greg Swindell and infielder Jerry Browne, the Cleveland Indians will head to arbitration after not agreeing to terms with shortstop Asdrubal Cabrera or relief pitcher Rafael Perez. The Indians had seven player eligible for arbitration heading into this offseason with five avoiding their hearings by agreeing to one-year deals: Jack...
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