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Can we all just get off of Edwin Jackson’s back already? The free agent pitcher, who most recently worked at the back end of the Washington Nationals’ rotation in 2012 is likely to sign with his 8th different team this offseason since breaking in with the Dodgers back in 2003.
Since when does a guy who can put up 30+ starts (he’s done that each of his past 6 seasons), 180+ innings (done each of his past 5 seasons), and sub 4.00 ERA (3 of his last 5) need to keep being ridiculed about not being an ace?
Is it time to write off Edwin Jackson?
Ahhh the burden of carrying a mid-90’s fastball and a sharp slider. If you look the part then you must act the part, or else you’re subject to a life full of 1-year contracts? Unfair.
The over/under on Jackson’s free agent deal this offseason seems to be a 3-year deal. That would be the most certainty he’s ever been guaranteed by a team. At 29, that’s all he can apparently get.
MLB Network analysts Harold Reynolds and Billy Ripken both took the un...
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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):
After a quiet day when the biggest Washington Nationals news was Pat Corrales leaving the organization to join Stan Kasten in LA, let's give thanks for Gio Gonzalez and his Twitter account. Photo above of Gio heading out for a night fishing excursion via @GioGonzalez47 himself.
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And so a trio of Nats were named finalists for three of the Baseball Writers Association of America's big prizes Wednesday night: Bryce Harper up for NL Rookie of the Year; Davey Johnson Manager of the Year; Gio Gonzalez up for Cy Young. Winners will be announced next Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday, in order.Oh, and despite the "AdaMVP" moniker, Adam LaRoche isn'...
Free-agent first baseman Adam LaRoche is garnering enough interest that he's expected to reject the Washington Nationals' $13.3 million qualifying offer by Friday's deadline.
LaRoche, 33, is being pursued by the Boston Red Sox and Texas Rangers, in addition to the Nationals, major-league sources said Wednesday. Under the new collective bargaining agreement, LaRoche is...
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.
The Nats saw a lot from Danny Espinosa in his 2011 rookie season...
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