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More hardware for the 2012 Nats: Ian Desmond, Adam LaRoche, and Stephen Strasburg won Silver Slugger Awards Thursday night.
And what better way to commemorate the achievement than with a video of a home run hit by each of 'em.
Strasburg's first, complete with sloowwww HR trot (video here):
LaRoche's 33rd, good for his 100th RBI on the season (video here):
Ian Desmond's first of 25, from way back in April (video here):
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The Boston Red Sox, Texas Rangers and Washington Nationals are
targeting free agent first baseman Adam LaRoche, reports Jon Paul Morosi of FOX
LaRoche, 33, is being pursued
by the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers, in addition to the Nationals,
major-league sources said Wednesday.
LaRoche received a $13.3 million qualifying offer from the
The Washington Nationals could be close to reaching agreement with manager Davey Johnson on a new contract. General manager Mike Rizzo told The Washington Post at baseball's winter meetings in Indian Wells, Calif., that a deal should be finalized "soon." "I'm thinking any time now," Rizzo said, according to The Post. Johnson was under contract with...
Washington Nationals manager Davey Johnson agreed to a one-year deal to manage the team in 2013, but it will likely be his last season.
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Strasburg, Desmond and LaRoche all win Silver Sluggers. [Nats Journal]
Davey Johnson won a fishing tournament by catching big fish. [Bog]
Adam Jones ringing the closing bell at the NYSE today. [O's Insider]
Josh Hamilton probably isn’t coming to Baltimore, you guys. [O's Insider]
Sean Taylor’s brother is apparently really good at football. [Hogs Haven]
Forget Nov. 30...
In August the Red Sox traded their incumbent first baseman in Adrian Gonzalez, and have since been left with a gaping hole at the position.
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