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Biggest news out of Nationals camp today? Jordan Zimmermann and the Nats avoiding arbitration by signing a one year deal? Raffy clearing up his visa issues and being cleared to leave the Dominican Republic? No and No.
The answer: Ian Desmond's mustache, of course.
And the stache is staying a while, confirms @IanDesmond20:
(Screencap above via this CSNWashington.com video)
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A Nationals practice was interrupted on Thursday when a large bird believed to be an osprey flying overhead dropped a fish on the field, terrifying outfielder Denard Span.
Bryce Harper is already issuing gems for today’s diehard fan, he’s 230 pounds and he’s ready to wreck baseballs. This quote caught our eye, and it’s why we’ve loved Harper from the start. You know he means it when he says: “I’m still 20,” he said. “I’m still young. I’m going to treat every guy on our team with respect, going to treat every guy in the other dugout...
R.I.P. Danny Espinosa's beard. Video of Danny shaving his beard via MLB.com. We hardly knew ya. At least we still have Ian Desmond's mustache and Jayson Werth's beard. Befriend Nats Enquirer on Facebook. Follow on Twitter.
And so, while you're sitting around fretting about Gio's drug test and Raffy's visa issues, enjoy the video above (via CSNWashington.com) in which Bryce Harper talks about the state of DC sports with the assembled media in Viera today. He got chills:
"People out there at our games, all the support we have in DC, you saw it in the postseason last year, you saw...
Adding 10 pounds of muscle in the offseason, Washington wunderkind Bryce Harper is determined to dominate the diamond and help lead the Nationals to the “World Series” this autumn. “There are [personal] goals in my head, but I’m not going … Continue reading →
There is no long term deal between Jordan Zimmermann and the Nationals. Yet.
The Nationals and Zimmermann did agree on a one year deal that avoids arbitration, a desire of both sides. Arbitration is always contentious and leaves hard feelings.
The Nats are thought to want long terms deals wqth Zimmermann and Ian Desmond. Both signed one year deals while longer term...
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Washington Nationals’ second baseman Danny Espinosa had a decent season in 2012 (except for those NL-leading strikeouts). Unfortunately, Espinosa and Washington packed away their Nattitude for the year after blowing Game 5 to the Cardinals in the National League Division Series. It was a crappy ending for the team with baseball’s best record in the regular...
Is this Mike Trout sending a message to second-year compatriot Bryce Harper, ala mob bosses of old? Or are the ospreys in Florida unhappy about the way the Nationals finished last season?
Motive is hard to judge in this case, but at least this much is known: A bird flying over the Washington Nationals’ spring training practice Thursday in Viera, Fla., dropped a fish onto the field...
Normally in spring training the only things that fall from the sky are fly balls; however, the Washington Nationals witnessed the unusual…..a falling fish. Apparently, a hungry bird made an error, dropping the fish onto the ball field. Practice was interrupted as the bird continued to circle as center fielder Denard Span worried about being [...]
Born: July 27, 1982
Drafted: 6th Round, 174th overall, 2004 (Expos)
How acquired: Minor League Free Agent
High School: University of South Florida
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