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One of my favorite books of the year, Baseball America's Prospect Handbook, came out earlier this week. In my opinion, it's one of the most valuable books for a baseball fan to own each year because it gives you not just the skinny on not just he up-and-comers from around the league, but it also provides an unbiased view of the prospects of the team you care about most.
Unlike the team's PR Department and the local media, who often give unrealistically optimistic views to fans of the real ability of the players down on the farm, Baseball America's scouts tell fans the truth about the realistic potential of the young men who have been sold to fans as the future of their franchise.
This year's edition of the Prospect Handbook held a bit of a surprise for Nats fans. A surprise with a catch. The Nationals were named by Baseball America as having the No. 1 overall farm system in Major League Baseball, however, the rankings were created prior to the December trade wh...
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Back on January 16, Stephen Strasburg Tweeted news of a near-miss first hole in one, missing the cup by mere inches. The next day, Washington Nationals' 2011 third round pick Matt Purke was out fine-tuning his golf game:
Today, those those lessons apparently paid off -- Purke claims that he got his first ever hole in one -- photo above via @MattPurke47:More importantly; how...
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?
(NatGio meets Sexy Rexy. Photo via @GioGonzalez47)
And so, Gio Gonzalez continued his full-on embrace of all things Washington DC sports over the weekend, posing with (and endorsing) Rex Grossman at a charity bowling event in Miami Saturday night:
Love the sentiment, but it would seem NatGio thinks Rex is the answer at QB? (pssst...Gio, there's a good chance Rex...
HOUSTON -- Arguably the greatest position player in program history arrived at Reckling Park Thursday afternoon clutching a black bat while wearing a Washington Nationals t-shirt, and former Rice third baseman Anthony Rendon made it difficult to disregard the cruelty of timing.
One by one preseason college baseball polls are being released, and the Owls' bandwagon appears to...
Yesterday, the Nationals announced that they have signed Brad Lidge, one of the heroes of the Phils’ 2008 World Series Championship team, to a one-year deal worth $1 million dollars, plus incentives. Lidge, who had joined the Phils in an off-season trade with the Houston Astros in 2007, went 48 for 48 in save opportunities during the 2008 regular and post-seasons, before striking...
I’ve been about the biggest possible Nationals fan since theirfirst game in 2005. And not since that first game, have I literally felt atingling feeling excitement pulse throughout my body. That being said, thistingling feeling is more one of cautious optimism than blind faith in the team.I now bring you my breakdown of the Nationals’ off-season, and where we standgoing forward...
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Hey look, it’s the owner of one of the most prized and scrutinized and valuable arms in Washington, plus the Redskins starting quarterback.
I guess Gio Gonzalez wasn’t joking when he said “Hail to the Redskins” last week.
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